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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of British Columbia - Canada, 30/11/1976
  • Master of Arts, University of Manchester - England
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Essex

Research

Research keywords

  • Commuting Behaviour
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Gender Segregation
  • Local Labour markets

Research expertise

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

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150399Business And Management Not Elsewhere Classified50
140199Economic Theory Not Elsewhere Classified35
140299Applied Economics Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

ARC Committee member

  • Member - Assessor - Australian Research Council

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Gender, Work & Organisation

Collaboration

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.

Administrative

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods

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.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2005Watts MJ, 'On the Conceptualisation and Measurement of Horizontal and Vertical Occupational Gender Segregation', European Sociological Review, 21 481-488 (2005) [C1]
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]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

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]

Publications

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Chapter (12 outputs)

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2012Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Full employment', The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK 229-236 (2012) [B2]

Co-authors: Bill 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]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

2003Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Full Employment', The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 153-159 (2003) [B1]

Co-authors: Bill 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-authors: Bill Mitchell

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]
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-authors: John Burgess

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]
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]
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]
1999Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The Labour Market since Howard', The Australian Economy, Allen and Unwin, Sydney 181-200 (1999) [B1]
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Journal article (41 outputs)

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2013Watts M, Sharpe T, 'Immutable laws of debt dynamics', Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 36 59-84 (2013) [C1]
2013Watts M, 'Socioeconomic segregation in UK (secondary) schools: are index measures still useful?', Environment and Planning A, 45 1528-1535 (2013) [C1]
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]
2013Watts MJ, Sharpe T, 'Unconventional Monetary Policy in the UK: A Modern Money Critique', Economic Issues, 18 41-64 (2013) [C1]
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]
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]

Co-authors: Bill Mitchell

2010Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Identifying functional regions in Australia using hierarchical aggregation techniques', Geographical Research, 48 24-41 (2010) [C1]
2010Watts MJ, 'How should minimum wages be set in Australia?', Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 131-149 (2010) [C1]
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]
2008Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and wage determination in 2007', Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 399-416 (2008) [C1]
2008Bill A, Mitchell WF, Watts M, 'The Occupational Dimensions of Local Labour Markets in Australian Cities', Built Environment, 34 291-306 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Bill Mitchell

2008Watts MJ, 'Ethnic residential segregation: Some comments on a commentary', Environment and Planning A, 40 2031-2036 (2008) [C1]
2007Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2006', Journal of Industrial Relations, 49 327-344 (2007) [C1]
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-authors: Bill 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]
2006Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2005', Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 319-339 (2006) [C1]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

2005Watts MJ, 'On the Conceptualisation and Measurement of Horizontal and Vertical Occupational Gender Segregation', European Sociological Review, 21 481-488 (2005) [C1]
2005Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2004', Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 151-170 (2005) [C1]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

2004Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2003', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 46 160-183 (2004) [C1]
2003Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2002', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 184-204 (2003) [C1]
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, '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]
2002Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2001', Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(2) 228-246 (2002) [C1]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

2001Watts MJ, 'John E. Roemer Equality of Opportunity', The Economic Record, 77(238) 319-320 (2001) [C3]
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-authors: John Burgess

2000Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'The Costs of Unemployment', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 11(2) 180-197 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: Bill 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-authors: John 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]
1998Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, Obrien DN, Watts MJ, 'Unemployment: Policies, Promises and Progress', Labour and Industry, 9, 2 103-122 (1998) [C1]
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]
1997Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The path to full employment', Australian Economic Review, 30 436-444 (1997)

Co-authors: Bill Mitchell

1994WATTS MJ, 'A CRITIQUE OF MARGINAL MATCHING', WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 8 421-431 (1994)
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)
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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-authors: Bill 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, '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]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

2008Watts MJ, 'Economic policy transmission: The role of the OECD since 1994', Policy & Politics 3rd International Conference., Bristol, UK (2008) [E3]
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]
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-authors: Bill 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-authors: Bill 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]
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]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

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]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

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]
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-authors: Bill Mitchell

2004Watts MJ, MacPhail F, 'Gender Segregation by Industry and Occupation in Canada, 1987-2003', Work, Employment and Society Conference, Manchester (2004) [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-authors: Bill Mitchell

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, '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 by Occupation in USA and Australia at the beginning of the 21st Century', Women and Work, Newcastle (2003) [E2]
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-authors: Bill 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-authors: John 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-authors: Bill Mitchell

2001Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Addressing demand deficiant unemployment: the job guarantee', Third path to full employment conference, Newcastle, NSW (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: Bill 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-authors: Bill Mitchell

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants29
Total funding$763,255

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2010 (1 grants)

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)

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$143,00020102012
GNo:G0190091

2008 (2 grants)

Advancing spatial research by reconstructing Australia's economic geography$150,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020082010
GNo:G0187493

Policy & Politics 3rd International Conference$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0188953

2006 (3 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,41120062007
GNo:G0186663

Social networks, job search and regional labour market outcomes$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor P Pattison, Associate Professor Scott Baum, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:G0186065

CofFee the constraints to Full Employment Conference & SHE Conference, 7-12 December 2006$500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50020062006
GNo:G0187235

2005 (3 grants)

The influence of regional interdependence on regional unemployment in Australia$11,863
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,86320052005
GNo:G0184674

The labour force participation behaviour of people with disabilities in Australia$11,863
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,86320052005
GNo:G0184684

Spatially Integrated Social Sciences Proposal$3,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Martin Watts, Professor Pauline McGuirk
SchemeRole
Research NetworksInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020052005
GNo:G0185428

2004 (4 grants)

Creating effective labour markets - a new framework for regional employment policy$111,049
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$111,04920042006
GNo:G0183628

Creating effective local labour markets - a new framework for regional employment policy.$30,000
Funding Body: Jobs Australia Limited

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020042006
GNo:G0183820

The identification and analysis of local labour markets.$16,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,50020042004
GNo:G0183514

Work, Employment & Society Conference & 10th BIEN International Congress, 1-3 & 19-20 September$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184113

2003 (3 grants)

Job Proximity and the Dispersion of Urban Unemployment Rates$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020032003
GNo:G0182412

The Design and Implementation of a Public Sector Employment Program for the Hunter Region.$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032003
GNo:G0182477

3rd International Employment Relation Conference 13 to 14 November 2003$415
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$41520032003
GNo:G0183670

2002 (3 grants)

A small macroeconometric model of the Australian economy with multi-country linkages$13,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts, Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020022002
GNo:G0181346

An analysis of the determinants of regional rates of labour utilisation$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020022002
GNo:G0181350

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

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020022002
GNo:G0182227

2001 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020012001
GNo:G0180065

2000 (3 grants)

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)

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Conjoint Professor John Burgess, Duncan O'Brien
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$140,00020002002
GNo:G0178572

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)

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020002000
GNo:G0178830

International Industrial Relations Tokyo World Congress.$1,827
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,82720002000
GNo:G0180321

1999 (2 grants)

Explaining Differences in Unemployment Rates in Australia and the USA: The Implications for Economic Policy$11,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50019991999
GNo:G0178018

Labour Market Regulation: Between Co-operation & Competition.$2,169
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,16919991999
GNo:G0180529

1998 (1 grants)

The labour market adjusments that accompany economic expansion$11,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50019981998
GNo:G0177273

1996 (2 grants)

Annual Social Policy Association Conference, Sheffield, UK, 16-18 July 1996$1,738
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,73819961996
GNo:G0176483

Annual Social Policy Association Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 16-18 July, 1996$1,520
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,52019961996
GNo:G0176429

1992 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Martin Watts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019921992
GNo:G0174241
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.75

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy (Economics)Principal SupervisorMeasuring the Spatial Impacts of FDI in Vietnamese Provinces and Industries
20112014M Philosophy (Human Geography)Sole SupervisorAn Analysis of the New ABS Statistical Geography
20072012PhD (Economics)Sole SupervisorSpatial Concentration and Dependence in the Australian Economy
20072012PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorSecuring Competitive Advantage for Regional Economies

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Economics)Principal SupervisorFiscal and Monetary Policy in Crisis
2009PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorJob Creation and Destruction in Taiwan
2007Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorThe impact of public housing tenure on labour force participation in Australia
2006M Economics [R]Principal SupervisorAn Exploratory Analysis of the Socio-Economic Determinants of Air Safety: A Comparative Case Study of the Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation System
2005Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorThe impact of the 1996 HECS reforms upon demand for undergraduate degrees in higher education
2004Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorWhy is there variation in participation rates across Australia?
2004Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorThe impact of profitability versus demand in the determination of capital accumulation across industries
2004Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorThe Concept of Disability and the Incidence of the Disability Support Pension
2003Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorThe impact on the Australian economy of the implementation of the Kyoto protocol.
2003Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorSocial and economic issues in inflation measurement
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Professor Martin Watts

Work Phone(02) 4921 5069
Cell / Mobile Phone0414966751
Fax(02) 4921 6911
Email
PositionProfessor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEconomics
Office
SRS235,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/martin-watts