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Professor Martin Watts

Emeritus Professor

Faculty of Business and Law (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

Code Description Percentage
140199 Economic Theory not elsewhere classified 35
140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified 15
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Membership - Australian Research Council ARC (Australian Research Council)
1/07/2010 -  Professor University of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/06/2010 Associate Professor University of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/1995 -  Editorial Board - Gender, Work & Organisation Gender, Work & Organisation
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/12/2001 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Department of Economics
Australia
1/01/1983 - 1/01/1991 Senior Lecturer Monash University
Department of Economics
Australia
1/02/1975 - 1/12/1982 Lecturer Monash 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 (15 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Watts 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]
2012 Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Full employment', The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK 229-236 (2012) [B2]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2009 Mitchell W, Watts M, 'A comparison of the macroeconomic consequences of basic income and job Guarantee schemes', Environment and Employment: A Reconciliation 206-223 (2009)
DOI 10.4324/9780203879191
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Watts 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]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-04921-7_53
Citations Scopus - 7
2006 Watts MJ, Mitchell W, 'Wages and wage determination in 2005', Industrial Relations: A Current Review 27-47 (2006)
DOI 10.4135/9781849202404.n3
Citations Scopus - 1
2006 Lajeunesse 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
2003 Carlson 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
2003 Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Full Employment', The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 153-159 (2003) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2001 Burgess 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
2001 Watts 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]
2000 Watts 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]
2000 Watts 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]
2000 Watts 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]
1999 Burgess 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-authors John Burgess, Bill Mitchell
1999 Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The Labour Market since Howard', The Australian Economy, Allen and Unwin, Sydney 181-200 (1999) [B1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell, John Burgess
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Journal article (62 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Watts M, 'Analytical and conceptual issues in the interpretation of doubly constrained spatial interaction models', Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12076-015-0151-5
2014 Juniper J, Sharpe TP, Watts MJ, 'Modern Monetary Theory: Contributions and critics', Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 37 281-307 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2753/PKE0160-3477370205
Co-authors James Juniper
2014 Watts M, Sharpe T, Juniper J, 'Reformation or exodus: Assessing the future of the Euro', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 25 465-483 (2014) [C1]

© The Author(s) 2014.Eurozone economies were the most adversely affected by the Global Financial Crisis, with forecast macroeconomic outcomes still highly uncertain. This article... [more]

© The Author(s) 2014.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.

DOI 10.1177/1035304614544273
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors James Juniper
2013 Watts 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.

DOI 10.2753/PKE0160-3477360104
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4
2013 Watts M, 'Socioeconomic segregation in UK (secondary) schools: are index measures still useful?', Environment and Planning A, 45 1528-1535 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1068/a46157
Citations Scopus - 3
2013 Watts MJ, Sharpe T, 'Unconventional Monetary Policy in the UK: A Modern Money Critique', Economic Issues, 18 41-64 (2013) [C1]
2013 Watts 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]
DOI 10.1080/17421772.2012.753637
Citations Scopus - 5
2012 Sharpe 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]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2012 Daraganova 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]
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2010 Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Identifying functional regions in Australia using hierarchical aggregation techniques', Geographical Research, 48 24-41 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00631.x
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2010 Watts MJ, 'How should minimum wages be set in Australia?', Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 131-149 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0022185609359441
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5
2009 Watts 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]
DOI 10.1177/0042098008099357
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
2008 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and wage determination in 2007', Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 399-416 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0022185608089996
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2008 Bill A, Mitchell WF, Watts M, 'The Occupational Dimensions of Local Labour Markets in Australian Cities', Built Environment, 34 291-306 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2008 Watts MJ, 'Ethnic residential segregation: Some comments on a commentary', Environment and Planning A, 40 2031-2036 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1068/a41100
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2007 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2006', Journal of Industrial Relations, 49 327-344 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0022185607077519
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2006 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2005', Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 319-339 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0022185606064788
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2006 Cowling 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]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2006 Bill 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]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2006 Cowling 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]
DOI 10.1504/IJEWE.2006.009359
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2005 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2004', Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 151-170 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1472-9296.2005.00165.x
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2005 Watts MJ, 'On the Conceptualisation and Measurement of Horizontal and Vertical Occupational Gender Segregation', European Sociological Review, 21 481-488 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/esr/jci034
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2004 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2003', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 46 160-183 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1472-9296.00134
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2004 Mitchell 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
2003 Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2002', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 184-204 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1472-9296.00080
Citations Scopus - 1
2003 Watts MJ, 'The Evolution of Occupational Gender Segregation in Australia: Measurement and Interpretation', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 6 631-655 (2003) [C1]
2002 Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2001', Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(2) 228-246 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2002 Watts MJ, 'Basic Income: A Review of the Issues', New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 27(1) 119-133 (2002) [C1]
2002 Watts MJ, 'Basic Income versus the Job Guarantee: A Review of the Issues', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 7(1) 23-45 (2002) [C1]
2001 Watts MJ, 'John E. Roemer Equality of Opportunity', The Economic Record, 77(238) 319-320 (2001) [C3]
2001 Watts MJ, 'Wages and Wage Determination in 2000', Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(2) 177-195 (2001) [C1]
2001 Denniss R, Watts MJ, 'Regional Labour Markets: Naturally Less Efficient?', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 12 166-182 (2001) [C1]
2001 Watts 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]
2001 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'Unemployment theories', Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, 1 1712-1713 (2001) [C3]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2000 Burgess 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
2000 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'The Costs of Unemployment', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 11(2) 180-197 (2000) [C1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2000 Watts 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
2000 Burgess 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]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Bill Mitchell, John Burgess
1998 Watts MJ, 'The analysis of sex segregation: when is index measurement not index measurement?', Demography, 35(4) 505-508 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8
1998 Watts MJ, 'Occupational gender segregation: index measurement and econometric modelling', Demography, 35(4) 489-496 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 40
1998 Burgess KJ, Mitchell WF, Obrien DN, Watts MJ, 'Unemployment: Policies, Promises and Progress', Labour and Industry, 9, 2 103-122 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell, John Burgess
1997 Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The path to full employment', Australian Economic Review, 30 436-444 (1997)
Citations Scopus - 26
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
1997 Watts M, 'Gender segregation in higher educational attainment in Australia 1978-94', Higher Education, 34 45-61 (1997)

In this paper the extent and change of the gender segregation of course completions across fields of study in higher education over the period 1978-94 in Australia is measured. It... [more]

In this paper the extent and change of the gender segregation of course completions across fields of study in higher education over the period 1978-94 in Australia is measured. It is argued that similar forms of measurement are appropriate in documenting changing patterns of attainment in higher education by gender, as those which are used for measuring occupational gender segregation. The issues relating to the measurement of gender segregation are briefly explored. Over the period 1978-86, women and men exhibited a more integrated distribution of course completions, as measured by the Karmel and Maclachlan index of (occupational) segregation. Although women continued to raise their share of completions over the period 1987-94, there was little change in the extent of gender segregation in aggregate, and segregation increased in Masters and Bachelors courses. Reference is also made to the impact of changes in the Higher Education Contributory Scheme in 1996 on the gender composition of undergraduate course completions. Policies designed to attract women into atypical Higher Education courses are explored. © 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Citations Scopus - 2
1997 Watts M, 'Multidimensional Indexes of Occupational Segregation: A Critical Assessment', Evaluation Review, 21 461-482 (1997)

The properties of three multidimensional measures of occupational segregation by gender and race are compared - namely, the generalizations of the Karmel and Maclachlan and Gini i... [more]

The properties of three multidimensional measures of occupational segregation by gender and race are compared - namely, the generalizations of the Karmel and Maclachlan and Gini indexes and Goodman and Kruskal's tb. The generalization of the Gini index is shown to be flawed. Calculations are undertaken for the other two measures, using unpublished U.S. Department of Labor employment data for six gender/race groups for the period 1983 to 1992. It is concluded that, if correctly decomposed, Silber's generalization of the Karmel and Maclachlan index is the superior measure for tracking trends over time of occupational segregation by gender and race.

Citations Scopus - 6
1995 Watts MJ, 'Trends in Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender in the U.S.A., 1983-92: A Multidimensional Approach', Review of Radical Political Economics, 27 1-36 (1995)

In the measurement of occupational segregation by race and gender, pairwise comparisons of employment distributions, based on the Index of Dissimilarity, are unsatisfactory. A mul... [more]

In the measurement of occupational segregation by race and gender, pairwise comparisons of employment distributions, based on the Index of Dissimilarity, are unsatisfactory. A multidimensional approach, based on Silber (1992), is adopted to analyze trends in segregation across six race/gender groups and four groups of occupations over the period 1983-92. Black males and females have integrated fastest, whereas Hispanics integrated slowest. White-collar occupations exhibited a modest pro-cyclical rate of integration, but blue-collar occupations exhibited little change. The empirical results are linked to the recent radical literature that explores the relationship between job exclusion, racial discrimination and wage differentials (Mason 1993 and Williams 1991). © 1995, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1177/048661349502700401
Citations Scopus - 13
1995 Watts MJ, 'Female employment growth in Britain, 1979¿92: Some competing hypotheses', Review of Political Economy, 7 324-343 (1995)

Over the period 1979¿92, the gender and status composition of employment has undergone significant change in Britain, which cannot be attributed merely to cyclical influences. In... [more]

Over the period 1979¿92, the gender and status composition of employment has undergone significant change in Britain, which cannot be attributed merely to cyclical influences. In this paper changes in the pattern of employment by occupation, gender and part-time and full-time status are decomposed to cast some light on three hypotheses (buffer stock, substitution and segregation) which are designed to explain the growth of female employment in Britain over the period 1979¿92. The results reveal that women have made some progress in achieving full-time employment positions, after correction for the influence of structural change and the declining full-time share of employment. It is noted, however, that following the labour market legislation of the 1980s full-time employment is not necessarily more secure than part-time. The long run substitution of part-time for full-time employment has benefited the employment of women, even though their share of part-time employment has declined. The analysis informs the debate on the flexible firm at least in respect of numerical flexibility. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1080/09538259500000044
Citations Scopus - 2
1994 WATTS MJ, 'A CRITIQUE OF MARGINAL MATCHING', WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 8 421-431 (1994)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 7
1993 Watts M, 'Explaining trends in occupational segregation: Some comments', European Sociological Review, 9 315-319 (1993)

It is argued that Hakim (1992) is correct in claiming that no single index can measure the extent of horizontal and vertical sex segregation by occupation. In her attempts to expl... [more]

It is argued that Hakim (1992) is correct in claiming that no single index can measure the extent of horizontal and vertical sex segregation by occupation. In her attempts to explain trends in occupational segregation in Britain, however, she has provided an inconsistent picture of the overall pattern of change and utilized the concept of vertical segregation incorrectly. The Karmel and Maclachlan index and its decomposition over time provide a rigorous foundation to the measurement of (horizontal) occupational sex segregation. It can be complemented by case studies and carefully defined summary statistics to explore other dimensions of segregation. © 1993 Oxford University Press.

Citations Scopus - 9
1993 WATTS M, RICH J, 'OCCUPATIONAL SEX SEGREGATION IN BRITAIN, 1979-1989 - THE PERSISTENCE OF SEXUAL STEREOTYPING', CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, 17 159-177 (1993)
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 15
1992 WATTS MJ, RICH J, 'LABOUR MARKET SEGMENTATION AND THE PERSISTENCE OF OCCUPATIONAL SEX SEGREGATION IN AUSTRALIA', Australian Economic Papers, 31 58-76 (1992)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8454.1992.tb00555.x
Citations Scopus - 11
1992 Watts MJ, Rich J, 'Occupational sex segregation in the UK 1979-89: The role of part-time employment*', International Review of Applied Economics, 6 286-308 (1992)

In this article, the pattern of occupational segregation by sex in the UK between 1979 and 1989 is explored through the decomposition of the new Karmel Maclachlan index. Over the ... [more]

In this article, the pattern of occupational segregation by sex in the UK between 1979 and 1989 is explored through the decomposition of the new Karmel Maclachlan index. Over the upturn, 1983¿89, integration of the sexes, as measured by the Composition Effect occurred faster for full-time employment than total (full-time and part-time) employment. On the other hand, integration, in general, proceeded more slowly over the downturn of 1979¿83 but total employment showed a more rapid rate of desegregation than full-time employment. Further analysis of the index, based on notional redistributions of part-time and full-time employment, confirms that part-time employment appears to be disproportionately responsible for the overall level of occupational sex segregation and to inhibit its decline over the upswing. These results are attributed to the different labour supply behaviour of males and females and the propensity of employers to treat part-time employees as a flexible reserve. Policies are outlined to counteract both the unequal treatment of part-time workers, particularly women, and the allocative inefficiency caused by the growth of part-time employment, relative to full-time employment. © Edward Arnold 1992

DOI 10.1080/758534263
Citations Scopus - 11
1992 Watts M, 'How Should Occupational Sex Segregation be Measured?', Work Employment & Society, 6 475-487 (1992)
DOI 10.1177/095001709263009
Citations Scopus - 5
1991 Watts M, Mitchell WF, 'Alleged instability of the Okun's law relationship in Australia: an empirical analysis', Applied Economics, 23 1829-1839 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
1990 Watts M, 'The Sex Ratio Index Revisited', Work Employment & Society, 4 595-598 (1990)
DOI 10.1177/0950017090004004007
Citations Scopus - 6
1990 WATTS 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)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9957.1990.tb00415.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
1990 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'The Impact of Incomes Policy on the Male Inter-industry Wage Structure', Journal of Industrial Relations, 32 353-366 (1990)
DOI 10.1177/002218569003200303
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
1988 Watts MJ, 'Real wages, the wage share and cumulative wage indexation following a currency devaluation', Economic Analysis and Policy, 18 27-41 (1988)

© 1988 economic society of Australia (Queensland) Inc.Real wage maintenance is shown to be incompatible with a currency devaluation in an N sector model in which production requi... [more]

© 1988 economic society of Australia (Queensland) Inc.Real wage maintenance is shown to be incompatible with a currency devaluation in an N sector model in which production requires imported raw materials. Irrespective of the type of economy and the first round response of price setters the competitive advantage of the devaluation is dissipated, under constant markups, in the long run by the ensuing (convergent) wage price adjustment process. Wage adjustment designed to maintain income shares has the same asymptotic properties. In an economy with both competitive and imperfectly competitive sectors, the devaluation operates unevenly. Hence such a shock imposes significant pressures on a centralised wage fixation system.

DOI 10.1016/S0313-5926(88)50002-4
Citations Scopus - 1
1986 Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Efficiency under Capitalist Production: A Critique and Reformation', Review of Radical Political Economics, 17 212-220 (1986) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
1983 WATTS MJ, 'SRAFFA AFTER MARX: A CORRECTION', Australian Economic Papers, 22 255-257 (1983)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8454.1983.tb00421.x
1983 Watts M, 'Microeconomic Theory: Should Radicals Steal the Neoclassicals¿ Clothes?', Review of Radical Political Economics, 15 100-103 (1983)
DOI 10.1177/048661348301500407
1982 Watts M, 'The microeconomics of conflict and hierarchy in capitalist production: A critical note', Review of Radical Political Economics, 14 57-60 (1982)
DOI 10.1177/048661348201400305
Citations Scopus - 6
1978 Watts M, 'SCREENING, INTER-FIRM EXPLOITATION AND JOB SEARCH', Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 25 187-200 (1978)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9485.1978.tb00245.x
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Conference (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Watts M, Fitzgerald M, Malik A, Rosenberger iii PJ, 'The location and benefits of smart work hubs in Sydney', The location and benefits of smart work hubs in Sydney (2016)
Co-authors Ashish Malik, Philip RosenbergeriII
2013 Mitchell WF, Watts M, 'Capacity Constraints and the Job Guarantee', Reconstructing the Full Employment Narrative Proceedings: Refereed Papers (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2011 Watts 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 (2011) [E1]
2010 Watts MJ, 'Involuntary unemployment: Rehabilitating Keynes? definitions', Heterodox Economics: Addressing Perennial and New Challenges, Proceedings of the 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) Conference (2010) [E1]
2010 Sharpe 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 (2010) [E1]
2009 Watts 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 (2009) [E1]
2009 Watts 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 (2009) [E1]
2008 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'How should minimum wages be set in Australia?', Contemporary Issues for Heterodox Economics: Proceedings, Non Refereed Papers (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2008 Watts 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 (2008) [E3]
2008 Watts MJ, 'Economic policy transmission: The role of the OECD since 1994', Policy & Politics 3rd International Conference. (2008) [E3]
2008 Watts 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 (2008) [E1]
2007 Bill 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 (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2007 Watts 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 (2007) [E1]
2007 Mitchell 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 (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2007 Allen 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 (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2007 Watts MJ, 'Conceptualising and measuring spatial segregation: The state of play', Proceedings of the ARCRNSISS Methodology, Tools and Techniques and Spatial Theory Paradigm Forums Workshop (2007) [E1]
2006 Watts 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 (2006) [E1]
2005 Watts 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 (2005) [E1]
2005 Bill 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 (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2004 Watts 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 (2004) [E1]
2004 Watts MJ, Mitchell WF, 'A comparison of the macroeconomic consequences of basic income and job guarantee schemes', Basic Income European Network 10th Bi-annual Congress (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2004 Watts MJ, MacPhail F, 'Gender Segregation by Industry and Occupation in Canada, 1987-2003', Work, Employment and Society Conference (2004) [E2]
2003 Watts MJ, 'Local Labour Markets and Job Proximity: Conceptual and Measurement Issues', The Underutilisation of Europe's Labour Resources - Proceedings of a Workshop (2003) [E1]
2003 Watts MJ, 'Gender Segregation and Socioeconomic Status in Australia 1986-2002', Third International Employment Relations Association - Teaching, Learning and Research 2003 (2003) [E1]
2003 Watts MJ, 'Gender Segregation by Occupation in USA and Australia at the beginning of the 21st Century', Women and Work (2003) [E2]
2003 Mitchell 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 (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2002 Mitchell WF, Muysken J, Watts MJ, 'Wage and Productivity Relationships in Australia and the Netherlands', Celebrating Excellence: The Proceedings of the 16th AIRAANZ Conference (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2001 Watts MJ, Burgess KJ, 'A Labour Economics Course for Employment Relations Majors', Proceedings of the Inaugural International Employment Relations Association Teaching and Learning Symposium (2001) [E1]
Co-authors John Burgess
2001 Carlson EA, Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'The Impact of New Forms of Wage Setting on Wage Outcomes in Australia', Ten Years of Enterprise Bargaining Conference (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
2001 Mitchell WF, Watts MJ, 'Addressing demand deficiant unemployment: the job guarantee', Third path to full employment conference (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Bill Mitchell
1999 Watts MJ, 'Flaws in the OECD Labour Market Reform Agenda: Training, Wages and Jobs in the Buffer Stock Model', Unemployment, Job Creation and Employment Relations (1999) [E2]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Cook 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 grants 30
Total funding $756,763

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


20161 grants / $26,825

Complaints Handling: Return on Investment$26,825

Funding body: SOCAP Australia (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals Australia)

Funding body SOCAP Australia (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals Australia)
Project Team Professor Tania Sourdin, Professor Martin Watts, Doctor Jamie Carlson, Emeritus Professor Alison Dean
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601101
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20101 grants / $109,683

Evolving urban structure, mode choice, travel behaviour and energy consumption: a study of the Sydney planning strategy$109,683

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0190091
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20082 grants / $152,500

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0187493
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Policy & Politics 3rd International Conference$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188953
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186663
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor P Pattison, Associate Professor Scott Baum, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186065
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187235
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20053 grants / $26,726

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184674
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184684
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Spatially Integrated Social Sciences Proposal$3,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Martin Watts, Prof PAULINE McGuirk
Scheme Research Networks
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185428
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20044 grants / $159,949

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183628
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Jobs Australia Limited

Funding body Jobs Australia Limited
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183820
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183514
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184113
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20033 grants / $27,415

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182412
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182477
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183670
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20023 grants / $25,500

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts, Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181346
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181350
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182227
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180065
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Conjoint Professor John Burgess, Duncan O'Brien
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0178572
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178830
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

International Industrial Relations Tokyo World Congress.$1,827

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180321
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Martin Watts, Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178018
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180529
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $11,500

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177273
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19962 grants / $3,258

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176483
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176429
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Martin Watts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174241
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed12
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Independence of Central Bank in the Context of Bangladesh: An Empirical Study PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Macroeconomic Policy Design in Asian Economies: The Role of Institutions PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD A MMT Critique of the Intergenerational Debate in Australia (the 'IGD') PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD A Theory of Commodity Market Development PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD The Role of Government in Subnational Economic Development PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 Masters An Analysis of the New ABS Statistical Geography M Philosophy (Human Geography), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2015 PhD Spatial Concentration and Dependence in Labour Market Outcomes of Sydney and Melbourne PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2014 PhD Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Crisis PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Job Creation and Destruction in Taiwan PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 Honours The impact of public housing tenure on labour force participation in Australia Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2006 Masters An Exploratory Analysis of the Socio-Economic Determinants of Air Safety: A Comparative Case Study of the Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation System M Economics [R], Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 Honours The impact of the 1996 HECS reforms upon demand for undergraduate degrees in higher education Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2003 Honours The impact of profitability versus demand in the determination of capital accumulation across industries Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2003 Honours The Concept of Disability and the Incidence of the Disability Support Pension Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2003 Honours Why is there variation in participation rates across Australia? Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2002 Honours Social and economic issues in inflation measurement Economics, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2002 Honours The 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

Positions

Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Email martin.watts@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5069
Mobile 0414966751
Fax (02) 4921 6911

Office

Room SRS235
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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