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Professor Martin Watts

Professor

Newcastle Business School (Economics)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Watts spent 16 years as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Monash University.

In 1991 he moved to the University of Newcastle as a Senior Lecturer in Economics, and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor (2002) and then Professor (2010). He has had a long-standing commitment to research, and has published 16 book chapters and 52 refereed journal articles, of which 30 are in international refereed journals. Conference papers have been presented in countries including Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, Portugal and New Zealand. Over his career he has established a record of research in macroeconomics and labour economics, with the majority of publications in Australian journals, including the Journal of Industrial Relations, Labour and Industry, Australian Bulletin of Labour, Australian Economic Papers, Australian Journal of Social Issues and the Australian Economic Review. During the 1990s he demonstrated the capacity to place articles in respected international journals, including Demography, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Environment and Planning A , Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Review of Political Economy and Work, Employment and Society.

Over this period, Dr. Watts established an international reputation for his research into the measurement of segregation and the empirical analysis of segregation trends, as is evidenced by citation rates for his papers in Demography, Work, Employment and Society and European Sociological Review, and requests to referee papers submitted to journals, including the Economic Journal and Feminist Economics, and the Eastern Economic Journal. He was invited to act as an international referee of grant applications submitted in the USA, Israel and Austria.

From 2004 onwards, his interests have broadened to include spatially based research, notably commuting behaviour, the conceptualisation and measurement of local labour markets and the evolution of urban form. This has led to publications in journals including Urban Studies, Built Environment and Geographical Research. His increasing reputation in these areas has led to requests to review papers submitted to high ranking publications including Urban Studies and IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. Professor Watts was a founding member of the Spatially Integrated Social Sciences ARC Research Network, and was a regular participant in their research workshops and conferences. He has been a consistent and successful applicant for University research funds. He was a successful co-Chief Investigator for ARC DPs (2000, 2008) and an ARC Linkage Grant (2004). In 2010 he was sole CI for an ARC Discovery Project application entitled 'Evolving urban structure, mode choice, travel behaviour and energy consumption: a study of the Sydney planning strategy' which secured ARC funding for three years. His program of research continues to encompass the three broad strands identified above, using both quantitative and econometric techniques.

Dr. Watts has had a broad range of teaching experience at both the undergraduate and honours level, with a particular focus on labour economics and macroeconomics. His student evaluations have been sound in these challenging discipline areas. During his career, he has undertaken a number of administrative responsibilities on Faculty and Department/School Committees. From the beginning of 2002 until mid-2007, he was Head of the School of Economics, Politics and Tourism (formerly School of Policy), after being Acting Head of the Department of Economics from time to time from 1994 to 2001. He was Deputy Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) at the University of Newcastle from when the Centre commenced operation in 1998 until 2007.

Research Expertise
-Measurement and interpretation of segregation indices. -Spatial grouping algorithms. -Spatial econometrics. -Contemporary macroeconomic and labour market policy

Teaching Expertise
Professor Watts has had extensive experience over many years in teaching undergraduate and Honours students. Some years ago he shared the teaching of first year Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Methods, in which he and his colleagues tried to break down the mystique of QM which can adversely impact on students with an indifferent quantitative background. He has taught Labour Economics and 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Macroeconomics. He tries to provide students with a mix of theoretical insights and analytical skills so that they can critically assess contemporary empirical and policy issues.This assists in demonstrating the relevance and practical application of economic concepts. The structure of the assessment must develop the student's capacity to write both short one page summaries and longer research essays on topics that both extend and apply the concepts taught in lectures. Contemporary policy applications are a particular focus of his week to week assessment of students. At the Honours level, he has taught Labour Economics and Research Methodology.

Administrative Expertise
He was Acting HoS in the Department of Economics on a number of occasions over the period 1994-2001. He was Head of the School of Economics Politics and Tourism (and previously the School of Policy) for 5.5 years, (2002-2007) which included participation in the process of Change Management in 2005. He was been a member of Faculty Executive and a number of Faculty Committees, including Research and Teaching and Learning.

Collaborations
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Watts has co-authored journal articles with a number of colleagues and made joint conference presentations. He collaborated with Professor Mitchell and others in the 3 completed ARC Projects (2000, 2004 and 2008). Recently he has co-authored conference papers with one of his PhD students, which have been revised for journal submission.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of British Columbia - Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Essex
  • Master of Arts, University of Manchester - England

Keywords

  • Commuting Behaviour
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Gender Segregation
  • Labour Economics
  • Local Labour markets
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
140199Economic Theory not elsewhere classified35
140299Applied Economics not elsewhere classified15
150399Business and Management not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2012 - Membership - Australian Research CouncilARC (Australian Research Council)
1/07/2010 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/06/2010Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/1995 - Editorial Board - Gender, Work & OrganisationGender, Work & Organisation
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/12/2001Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Department of Economics
Australia
1/01/1983 - 1/01/1991Senior LecturerMonash University
Department of Economics
Australia
1/02/1975 - 1/12/1982LecturerMonash University
Department of Economics
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Watts MJ, 'Spatial Indexes: a focus on segregation', Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially INtegrated Social Science, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK 287-314 (2014) [B2]
2012Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Full employment', The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK 229-236 (2012) [B2]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2009Watts MJ, 'Rules versus hierarchy: An application of fuzzy set theory to the assessment of spatial grouping techniques', Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms: 9th International Conference ICANNGA 2009 Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin 517-526 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-04921-7_53
2006Lajeunesse RM, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The Economics of Industrial Relations Reform', WorkChoices: the New Industrial Relations Agenda, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, New South Wales 123-141 (2006) [B1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2003Carlson EA, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The impact of new forms of wage setting on wage outcomes in Australia', Developments in Enterprise Bargaining in Australia, Tertiary Press, Croydon 118-140 (2003) [B1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2003Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Full Employment', The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 153-159 (2003) [B1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2001Burgess KJ, Watts MJ, 'Policies for full employment', Unemployment: the tip of the iceberg, The Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney 233-248 (2001) [B2]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess
2001Watts MJ, 'Wage polarisation and unemployment in Australia', Unemployment: the tip of the iceberg, The Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney 171-192 (2001) [B2]
2000Watts MJ, 'The Dimensions and Costs of Unemployment in Australia', The Unemployment Crisis in Australia: Which Way Out?, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England 21-48 (2000) [B1]
2000Watts MJ, 'The Accord and Wage Polarisation in Australia: Some Evidence and Tentative Explanations', Australia in Accord: An Evaluation of the Prices and Incomes Accord in the Hawke-Keating Years, South Pacific Publishing, Footscray, Victoria 197-213 (2000) [B1]
2000Watts MJ, 'Enlisted Personnel in the US Armed Forces: The Evolving Pattern of Gender Segregation 1984-98', Women in Uniform: Perceptions and Pathways, School of History, University College, UNSW, Canberra 152-173 (2000) [B1]
1999Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, O'Brien DJ, Watts MJ, 'Work for the dole in Australia and New Zealand: a critical assessment', Work in the New Economy: Policies, Programs, Populations, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMITuniversity, Melbourne 81-101 (1999) [B1]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess, Bill Mitchell
1999Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The Labour Market since Howard', The Australian Economy, Allen and Unwin, Sydney 181-200 (1999) [B1]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess, Bill Mitchell
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Journal article (44 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Juniper J, Sharpe TP, Watts MJ, 'Modern Monetary Theory: Contributions and critics', Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 37 281-307 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.2753/PKE0160-3477370205
Co-authorsJames Juniper
2014Juniper J, Sharpe TP, Watts MJ, 'Modern monetary theory: contributions and critics', JOURNAL OF POST KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS, 37 281-307 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.2753/PKE0160-3477370205Author URL
Co-authorsJames Juniper
2014Watts M, Sharpe T, Juniper J, 'Reformation or exodus: Assessing the future of the Euro', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 25 465-483 (2014) [C1]

Eurozone economies were the most adversely affected by the Global Financial Crisis, with forecast macroeconomic outcomes still highly uncertain. This article argues first that the... [more]

Eurozone economies were the most adversely affected by the Global Financial Crisis, with forecast macroeconomic outcomes still highly uncertain. This article argues first that the Eurozone policy framework can be viewed as neo-liberalism overlaid with policy constraints associated with a mis-specified Optimum Currency Area. We are critical of this framework since it is incompatible with the policy sovereignty that is experienced, if not utilised, by sovereign economies such as the USA, UK and Australia. Second, recent and proposed policy reforms which generally lie within the constraints of the Eurozone framework are examined. We conclude that these policies are piecemeal and fail to restore policy sovereignty, which ultimately requires that member countries exit the Eurozone. Key issues associated with such an exit are briefly discussed.

DOI10.1177/1035304614544273
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsJames Juniper
2013Watts M, Sharpe T, 'Immutable laws of debt dynamics', Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 36 59-84 (2013) [C1]

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis (GFC), the ostensible focus of medium-term macroeconomic policy in most advanced sovereign and nonsovereign countries has been the ... [more]

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis (GFC), the ostensible focus of medium-term macroeconomic policy in most advanced sovereign and nonsovereign countries has been the pursuit of fiscal sustainability through fiscal consolidation, which is often justified by reference to the algebra of debt and deficit dynamics (Blanchard et al., 1990; Buiter, 2010a; Escalano, 2010; Ley, 2010). On the other hand, modern monetary theorists, including Fullwiler (2006), reject the necessity of fiscal austerity in sovereign economies. In this paper, we revisit the algebra underpinning debt and deficit dynamics and critically assess the arguments for the imposition of austerity measures across all advanced economies that have experienced increases in deficit and debt ratios, since the advent of the GFC. © 2013 M.E. Sharpe, Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI10.2753/PKE0160-3477360104
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013Watts M, 'Socioeconomic segregation in UK (secondary) schools: are index measures still useful?', Environment and Planning A, 45 1528-1535 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1068/a46157
CitationsScopus - 2
2013Watts MJ, Sharpe T, 'Unconventional Monetary Policy in the UK: A Modern Money Critique', Economic Issues, 18 41-64 (2013) [C1]
Author URL
2013Watts M, 'Assessing Different Spatial Grouping Algorithms: An Application to the Design of Australia's New Statistical Geography', Spatial Economic Analysis, 8 92-112 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/17421772.2012.753637
CitationsScopus - 2
2012Sharpe T, Watts MJ, 'Policy advice in crisis: How inter-governmental organisations have responded to the GFC', Journal of Australian Political Economy, - 103-133 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2012Daraganova G, Pattison P, Koskinen J, Mitchell WF, Bill AI, Watts MJ, Baum S, 'Networks and geography: Modelling community network structures as the outcome of both spatial and network processes', Social Networks, 34 6-17 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2010Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Identifying functional regions in Australia using hierarchical aggregation techniques', Geographical Research, 48 24-41 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00631.x
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2010Watts MJ, 'How should minimum wages be set in Australia?', Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 131-149 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0022185609359441
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2009Watts MJ, 'The impact of spatial imbalance and socioeconomic characteristics on average distance commuted in the Sydney metropolitan area', Urban Studies, 46 317-339 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0042098008099357
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
2008Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and wage determination in 2007', Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 399-416 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0022185608089996
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2008Bill A, Mitchell WF, Watts M, 'The Occupational Dimensions of Local Labour Markets in Australian Cities', Built Environment, 34 291-306 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2008Watts MJ, 'Ethnic residential segregation: Some comments on a commentary', Environment and Planning A, 40 2031-2036 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1068/a41100
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2007Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2006', Journal of Industrial Relations, 49 327-344 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0022185607077519
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2006Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2005', Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 319-339 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0022185606064788
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2006Cowling SA, Lajeunesse RM, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Work Choices: the low productivity road to an underclass', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 41 221-232 (2006) [C1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2006Bill AI, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Examining the relationship between commuting patterns, employment growth and unemployment in the NSW Greater Metropolitan Region', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 41 233-245 (2006) [C1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2006Cowling SA, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The right to work versus the right to income', International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 2 89-113 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1504/IJEWE.2006.009359
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2005Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2004', Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 151-170 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1472-9296.2005.00165.x
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2005Watts MJ, 'On the Conceptualisation and Measurement of Horizontal and Vertical Occupational Gender Segregation', European Sociological Review, 21 481-488 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1093/esr/jci034
CitationsScopus - 1
2004Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2003', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 46 160-183 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/1472-9296.00134
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2004Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Comparison of the Macroeconomic Consequences of Basic Income and Job Guarantee Schemes', Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy, 2 1-24 (2004) [C1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2003Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2002', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 184-204 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1111/1472-9296.00080
2003Watts MJ, 'The Evolution of Occupational Gender Segregation in Australia: Measurement and Interpretation', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 6 631-655 (2003) [C1]
2002Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2001', Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(2) 228-246 (2002) [C1]
2002Watts MJ, 'Basic Income: A Review of the Issues', New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 27(1) 119-133 (2002) [C1]
2002Watts MJ, 'Basic Income versus the Job Guarantee: A Review of the Issues', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 7(1) 23-45 (2002) [C1]
2001Watts MJ, 'John E. Roemer Equality of Opportunity', The Economic Record, 77(238) 319-320 (2001) [C3]
2001Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2000', Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(2) 177-195 (2001) [C1]
2001Denniss R, Watts MJ, 'Regional Labour Markets: Naturally Less Efficient?', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 12 166-182 (2001) [C1]
2001Watts MJ, 'The Evolving Pattern of Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender of Enlisted Personnel in the United States Armed Forces: 1984-1998', Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Winter 2000/ Spring 2001 1-17 (2001) [C1]
2001Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Unemployment theories', Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, 1 1712-1713 (2001) [C3]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2000Burgess KJ, Strachan G, Watts MJ, 'Labour market deregulation and gender equity in the Australian workforce: compatible or incompatible?', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 11 187-214 (2000) [C1]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess
2000Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'The Costs of Unemployment', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 11(2) 180-197 (2000) [C1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2000Watts MJ, Burgess KJ, 'The Polarisation of Earnings and Hours in Australia Under a Decentralised Industrial Relations System. The Lessons for Economic Policy', International Journal of Employment Studies, 8,1 27-58 (2000) [C1]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess
2000Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, O'Brien DJ, Watts MJ, 'The developing workfare model in Australia: a critical assessment', Journal of Socio-Economics, 29 173-188 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsJohn Burgess, Bill Mitchell
1998Watts MJ, 'The analysis of sex segregation: when is index measurement not index measurement?', Demography, 35(4) 505-508 (1998) [C1]
1998Watts MJ, 'Occupational gender segregation: index measurement and econometric modelling', Demography, 35(4) 489-496 (1998) [C1]
1998Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, Obrien DN, Watts MJ, 'Unemployment: Policies, Promises and Progress', Labour and Industry, 9, 2 103-122 (1998) [C1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell, John Burgess
1997Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The path to full employment', Australian Economic Review, 30 436-444 (1997)
CitationsScopus - 21
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
1994WATTS MJ, 'A CRITIQUE OF MARGINAL MATCHING', WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 8 421-431 (1994)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 6
1990WATTS MJ, MITCHELL WF, 'AUSTRALIAN WAGE INFLATION - REAL WAGE RESISTANCE, HYSTERESIS AND INCOMES-POLICY - 1968(3)-1988(3)', MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES, 58 142-164 (1990)
DOI10.1111/j.1467-9957.1990.tb00415.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 7
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
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Conference (30 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Mitchell WF, Watts M, 'Capacity Constraints and the Job Guarantee', Reconstructing the Full Employment Narrative Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2011Watts MJ, 'Income v work guarantees: A reconsideration', The Way Forward - Austerity or Stimulus? Incorporating the 13th Path to Full Employment Conference and 18th National Conference on Unemployment, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]
2010Watts MJ, 'Involuntary unemployment: Rehabilitating Keynes? definitions', Heterodox Economics: Addressing Perennial and New Challenges, Proceedings of the 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) Conference, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E1]
2010Sharpe T, Watts MJ, 'Responding to the Global Financial Crisis with 'credibility': An assessment of the macroeconomic policy frameworks of the inter-governmental organisations', The Aftermath of the Crisis: Incorporating the 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and 17th National Conference on Unemployment. Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E1]
2009Watts MJ, 'The role of the OECD in the design of macroeconomic and labour market policy: Reflections of a heterodox economist', Heterodox Economics' Visions: Proceedings, Refereed Papers, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009Watts MJ, 'The role of macroeconomic policy in Euroland: A case study of Ireland', Labour Underutilisation, Unemployment and Underemployment incorporating the 11th Path to Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment: Proceeedings Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
2008Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'How should minimum wages be set in Australia?', Contemporary Issues for Heterodox Economics: Proceedings, Non Refereed Papers, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2008Watts MJ, 'Can Fuzzy set theory inform the construction of Australian functional areas?', People, Place and Space: Rethinking Regional Policy Agendas: 3rd ARCRNSISS National Conference and 32nd Annual ANZRSAI Conference, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
2008Watts MJ, 'Economic policy transmission: The role of the OECD since 1994', Policy & Politics 3rd International Conference., Bristol, UK (2008) [E3]
2008Watts MJ, 'Evolving patterns of employment concentration in Sydney', Labour Underutilisation, Skills Shortages and Social Inclusion: Incorporating the 10th Path to Full Employment Conference and 15th National Conference on Unemployment: Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
2007Bill AI, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The occupational dimensions of local labour markets in Australian cities', Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference 2007, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2007Watts MJ, 'Developing spatial measures of residential segregation using kernel density estimation', The Challenge to Restore Full Employment: Incorporating the 9th Path to Full Employment Conference and 14th National Conference on Unemployment. Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007Mitchell WF, Bill AI, Watts MJ, 'Identifying functional regions in Australia using hierarchical aggregation techniques', The Challenge to Restore Full Employment: Incorporating the 9th Path to Full Employment Conference and 14th National Conference on Unemployment. Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2007Allen ER, Cook B, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The failed full employability paradigm', The Challenge to Restore Full Employment: Incorporating the 9th Path to Full Employment Conference and 14th National Conference on Unemployment. Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2007Watts MJ, 'Conceptualising and measuring spatial segregation: The state of play', Proceedings of the ARCRNSISS Methodology, Tools and Techniques and Spatial Theory Paradigm Forums Workshop, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2006Watts MJ, 'The Impact of the Provision of Informal Care on Labour Force Participation Behaviour', The Constraints to Full Employment or WorkChoices and Welfare-to-Work, 8th Path to Full Employment Conference and 13th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Newcastle (2006) [E1]
2005Watts MJ, 'The Commuting Behaviour of NSW Workers', Creating a Culture of Full Employment Incorporating the 7th Path to Full Employment Conference and 12th National Conference on Umployment, University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
2005Bill AI, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Examining the relationship between communting patterns, employment growth and unemployment in the Sydney Major Statistical Region', Creating a Culture of Full Employment, Incorporating the 7th Path to Full Employment Conference and 12th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2004Watts MJ, 'Local labour markets in New South Wales: fact or fiction?', A Future that Works: economics, employment and the environment - 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, The University of Newcastle (2004) [E1]
2004Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'A comparison of the macroeconomic consequences of basic income and job guarantee schemes', Basic Income European Network 10th Bi-annual Congress, Barcelona (2004) [E2]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2004Watts MJ, MacPhail F, 'Gender Segregation by Industry and Occupation in Canada, 1987-2003', Work, Employment and Society Conference, Manchester (2004) [E2]
2003Watts MJ, 'Local Labour Markets and Job Proximity: Conceptual and Measurement Issues', The Underutilisation of Europe's Labour Resources - Proceedings of a Workshop, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands (2003) [E1]
2003Watts MJ, 'Gender Segregation and Socioeconomic Status in Australia 1986-2002', Third International Employment Relations Association - Teaching, Learning and Research 2003, Monash University (2003) [E1]
2003Watts MJ, 'Gender Segregation by Occupation in USA and Australia at the beginning of the 21st Century', Women and Work, Newcastle (2003) [E2]
2003Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'In defence of the Job Guarantee', The Full Employment Imperative - 5th Path to Full Employment Conference and 10th National Conference on Unemployment, The University of Newcastle (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2002Mitchell WF, Muysken J, Watts MJ, 'Wage and Productivity Relationships in Australia and the Netherlands', Celebrating Excellence: The Proceedings of the 16th AIRAANZ Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2001Watts MJ, Burgess KJ, 'A Labour Economics Course for Employment Relations Majors', Proceedings of the Inaugural International Employment Relations Association Teaching and Learning Symposium, Sydney (2001) [E1]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess
2001Carlson EA, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The Impact of New Forms of Wage Setting on Wage Outcomes in Australia', Ten Years of Enterprise Bargaining Conference, Not Known (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
2001Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Addressing demand deficiant unemployment: the job guarantee', Third path to full employment conference, Newcastle, NSW (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
1999Watts MJ, 'Flaws in the OECD Labour Market Reform Agenda: Training, Wages and Jobs in the Buffer Stock Model', Unemployment, Job Creation and Employment Relations, Taegu, Korea (1999) [E2]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Cook B, Mitchell WF, Quirk VS, Watts MJ, 'Creating Effective Local Labour Markets: A New Framework for Regional Employment Policy', Australian Research Council Linkage Partnership between the CofFEE and Jobs Australia, 294 (2008) [R1]
Co-authorsBill Mitchell
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants29
Total funding$763,255

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20101 grants / $143,000

Evolving urban structure, mode choice, travel behaviour and energy consumption: a study of the Sydney planning strategy$143,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190091
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20082 grants / $152,500

Advancing spatial research by reconstructing Australia's economic geography$150,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187493
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Policy & Politics 3rd International Conference$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188953
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20063 grants / $27,911

Exploring the Spatial Interface between Residential and Occupational Segregation by Gender and Birthplace in the Sydney Commuting Area$17,411

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186663
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Social networks, job search and regional labour market outcomes$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor P Pattison, Associate Professor Scott Baum, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186065
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

CofFee the constraints to Full Employment Conference & SHE Conference, 7-12 December 2006$500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0187235
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20053 grants / $26,726

The influence of regional interdependence on regional unemployment in Australia$11,863

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184674
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The labour force participation behaviour of people with disabilities in Australia$11,863

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184684
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Spatially Integrated Social Sciences Proposal$3,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Martin Watts, Professor Pauline McGuirk
SchemeResearch Networks
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185428
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

20044 grants / $159,949

Creating effective labour markets - a new framework for regional employment policy$111,049

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183628
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Creating effective local labour markets - a new framework for regional employment policy.$30,000

Funding body: Jobs Australia Limited

Funding bodyJobs Australia Limited
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183820
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

The identification and analysis of local labour markets.$16,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183514
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Work, Employment & Society Conference & 10th BIEN International Congress, 1-3 & 19-20 September$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184113
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20033 grants / $27,415

Job Proximity and the Dispersion of Urban Unemployment Rates$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182412
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The Design and Implementation of a Public Sector Employment Program for the Hunter Region.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182477
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

3rd International Employment Relation Conference 13 to 14 November 2003$415

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183670
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20023 grants / $25,500

A small macroeconometric model of the Australian economy with multi-country linkages$13,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts, Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181346
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

An analysis of the determinants of regional rates of labour utilisation$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181350
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

9th B.I.E.N. International Congress and 1st CofFEE (Europe) Conference Geneva, Switzerland & Maastricht, The Netherlands, 12 - 14 September 2002 & 3 - 4 Octobe$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182227
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20011 grants / $12,000

The role of productive investment and public sector employment in determining employment growth in the OECD, 1960-2000.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180065
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20003 grants / $151,827

Explaining Differences in Unemployment Rates and the Implications for Economic Policy: A Study of 3 Asia Pacific Countries$140,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Conjoint Professor John Burgess, Duncan O'Brien
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178572
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The Measurement and Explanation of Levels and Changes in Intra-Organisation Gender Segregation, 1989-98 using AAA Public Reports Data.$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178830
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

International Industrial Relations Tokyo World Congress.$1,827

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180321
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19992 grants / $13,669

Explaining Differences in Unemployment Rates in Australia and the USA: The Implications for Economic Policy$11,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178018
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Labour Market Regulation: Between Co-operation & Competition.$2,169

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0180529
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $11,500

The labour market adjusments that accompany economic expansion$11,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177273
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19962 grants / $3,258

Annual Social Policy Association Conference, Sheffield, UK, 16-18 July 1996$1,738

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176483
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual Social Policy Association Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 16-18 July, 1996$1,520

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176429
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19921 grants / $8,000

A Theoretical And Empirical Analysis Of The Relationshjip Between Long Duration Unemployment, Employment Growth And Wage A& Price Inflation$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Martin Watts
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNoG0174241
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015A MMT Critique of the Intergenerational Debate in Australia (the 'IGD')
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014Measuring the Spatial Impacts of FDI in Vietnamese Provinces and Industries
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2011An Analysis of the New ABS Statistical Geography
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
2007Securing Competitive Advantage for Regional Economies
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2007Spatial Concentration and Dependence in Labour Market Outcomes of Sydney and Melbourne
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Crisis
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2009Job Creation and Destruction in Taiwan
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2007The impact of public housing tenure on labour force participation in Australia
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006An Exploratory Analysis of the Socio-Economic Determinants of Air Safety: A Comparative Case Study of the Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation System
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2004The impact of the 1996 HECS reforms upon demand for undergraduate degrees in higher education
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003The impact of profitability versus demand in the determination of capital accumulation across industries
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003The Concept of Disability and the Incidence of the Disability Support Pension
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003Why is there variation in participation rates across Australia?
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002Social and economic issues in inflation measurement
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002The impact on the Australian economy of the implementation of the Kyoto protocol.
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Professor Martin Watts

Position

Professor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Emailmartin.watts@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5069
Mobile0414966751
Fax(02) 4921 6911

Office

RoomSRS235
BuildingSocial Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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