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Labour Market

The labour market is arguably the most important market in any economy. It is where people find jobs and where businesses find workers. It is where most people’s pre-tax incomes are determined. And it is a primary focus of economic policy. It is also, of course, much more than simply ‘a market’.

Insecurity, Inequality and the Labour Market

Labour Market | 2nd November 2017

Presentation to the Jobs Australia annual conference held in Hobart on 2nd November 2017. This presentation looks at, among other things, suggestions that a large proportion of jobs will be replaced by computers, robots and algorithms.


Labour Market, Productivity | 24th May 2012

2nd Bishop Manning Lecture, hosted by the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations, 24th May 2012

Labour Market Flexibility and Australia’s Experience of the Global Financial Crisis

Economic Policies, Labour Market | 15th November 2009

Paper prepared by Saul Eslake, Program Director – Productivity Growth The Grattan Institute, 15th November 2009

Workplace Relations Reform: Examining the Economic Data

Labour Market | 25th October 2005

Address to a conference sponsored by The Australian Financial Review, 25th October 2005


Excerpts from some recent presentations


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