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CofFEE Education

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity aims to disseminate our research to enhance public purpose and motivate policy makers towards the pursuit of full employment through the responsible use of macroeconomic policy. The underlying theoretical framework that our researchers work within is called modern monetary theory.

We have developed a series of educational modules which we hope will enhance the policy debate and provide interested groups with an increased capacity to make the case for full employment and equity.

  • Workshops
  • Modern Monetary Theory Blog
  • Educational Briefs

Interviews with Bill Mitchell and Randy Wray May 2009

The following links provide access to the Modern Monetary Theory interviews with Professors Bill Mitchell and Randy Wray which were recorded on May 29, 2009 at Newcastle, Australia.

The interviewer was Victor Quirk. They are in standard video mp4 format.

Part 1 - 139mb

Part 2 - 130mb

Part 3 - 161mb

Part 4 - 210mb

Public Policy Lectures May 2009 - Professors Bill Mitchell and L. Randall Wray

Lecture 1 - An introduction to the Global Financial Crisis - May 14, 2009

Complete video podcast (mp4 format)

Topics Covered:

  • What caused it?
  • What are the solutions?
  • How do we assess the response by Governments to date?

Lecture 2 - Macroeconomics for beginners - Part 1 - May 20, 2009

Complete video podcast (mp4 format)

Topics Covered:

  • How does the economy work?
  • What is the role of Government?
  • What are the causes of unemployment?
  • How does the monetary system work?

Lecture 3 - Macroeconomics for beginners - Part 2 - May 27, 2009

Complete video podcast (mp4 format)

Topics Covered:

  • How do Bond markets work?
  • What is fiscal policy?
  • What is a budget deficit?
  • Do budget deficits cause higher interest rates?
  • Do we have to pay back budget deficits?

CofFEE Director's Blog - contains a daily commentary on economic events from a modern monetary theory perspective.

Please note this blog is hosted externally to the University and reflects the opinions and analysis of Professor Bill Mitchell.


Conference 2015

CofFEE in partnership with the ACTU and the St Vincent de Paul Society will be staging a workshop to mark the 70th Anniversary of the White Paper on Full Employment. The event will be held in Sydney on Saturday May 30, 2015 from 13:00 to 17:00.

The workshop will also incorporate the 15th Path to Full Employment Conference/20th National Unemployment Conference.

Full details at - Workshop Home Page