20th Annual Australian Labour Market Research Workshop

February 15-16, 2010

The Australian Labour Market Research Workshop (ALMR) is an annual conference designed to disseminate high quality research on labour economics and labour relations and to promote informed debate among economists about current labour market issues facing the Australian labour market.

Keynote speaker

Professor Kevin Lang - Kevin is in the Department of Economics at Boston University. He is currently a visiting scholar to the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales.

Conference venue

The conference will be held on campus at The University of Sydney.

Conference program

In addition to the keynote address by Kevin Lang, the draft program includes:

  • Glenn Anderson on Raising the Skilled Workforce through Migration: Evaluating the Options
  • Nicholas Biddle on Indigenous Migration and the Labour Market: A Cautionary Tale
  • Bruce Bradbury on The Impact of Marital Separation on Income Support Receipt
  • Hielke Buddelmeyer on Post-school Qualifications and Labour Market Transitions among Young Australians
  • Michael Corliss on The Boom, Population and Structural Change and the Market for Tradespersons
  • Mark Cully on Temporary Migrants with Work Rights and Employment in Australia
  • Peter Davidson on The Wheel Turns - Long-term Unemployment and the Policy Cycle
  • Darcy Fitzpatrick on Female Labour Supply in Australia: Differential Preferences of Partnered and Single Females
  • Josh Healy on The Minimum Wage Workforce in Australia: Extending the Evidence
  • Tom Karmel on The Effectiveness of the Traineeship Model
  • Martin O'Brien on Exploring Older Worker Labour Force Participation across OECD Countries in the Context of Ageing Populations: A Reserve Army of Labour?

The full conference program will be made available here in due course.

Conference sponsors

This conference is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney.

Conference organisers

Organisers: and , Discipline of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney.