Centre of Full Employment and Equity



Centre Staff and Research Associates

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity draws on the skills of many academic researchers in several institutions around the world.

CofFEE Staff

B.A (Hons), PhD (Newcastle).

Position: Research Fellow

E-mail: Louisa.Connors@newcastle.edu.au

Louisa is a writer with a PhD in English which featured an innovative analysis of Early Modern English literature. She is contributing to the Framing project within CofFEE. This Project draws on her analytical skills in Computational Stylistics.

B.Ec (Macquarie), M.A. (Newcastle)

Position: Senior Research Officer

E-mail: Michael.Flanagan@newcastle.edu.au

Michael is a key researcher and joined CofFEE in 2008.

Telephone: +61-0419 422 410

E-mail: coffee@newcastle.edu.au

E-mail: James.Juniper@newcastle.edu.au

PhD (Adelaide)

Phil is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre and works on issues relating to Ecological Economics and Employment Guarantees.

William Mitchell

B.Com(Deakin),M.Ec(Monash), PhD (Newcastle)

Position: Director

Telephone: +61-0419 422 410

E-mail: Bill.Mitchell@newcastle.edu.au

For detailed publication information see Home Page

Bill is one of the founders of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and writes a daily MMT blog.

He has published extensively on modern monetary macroeconomic theory and policy, wage and price inflation, unemployment, economic development, and regional science.

His research interests include: Modern Monetary Theory, Buffer Stock Employment models, the Job Guarantee, Costs of Unemployment, Phillips curve studies, Framing and Language, Large-scale macroeconometric modelling, Regional models of unemployment, Spatial Econometrics, Development economics, Markov-switching models of job creation and job destruction.

B.A Hons (Latrobe), PhD (Newcastle)

E-mail: Victor.Quirk@gmail.com

Research interests include employment counselling, employment services provision, public policy, corporate influencing techniques, managerialism.

BA (Essex),MA (Manchester),PhD (British Columbia)

E-mail: Martin.Watts@.newcastle.edu.au

Research Interests: Gender and work, costs of unemployment

Graham provides editorial services to CofFEE.


CofFEE Associates


E-mail: ForstatorM@umkc.edu

Mathew is the Director of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

More information is available from the CFEPS WWW Site

Robert McCutcheon is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. His work focuses on employment generation, skills development and programme management in the field of public works. He is currently engaged in research, consulting and implementation in this field in various countries. More details via Robert's Home Page

Warren Mosler

E-mail: warren.mosler@gmail.com

More details from Warren's Home Page.

Phd (Maastricht)

E-mail: Riccardo.Welters@jcu.edu.au

Riccardo obtained his masters degree from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. In May 2005 he received his Ph.D. from Maastricht University titled ‘Efficiency of Employment Subsidies and Firms’ Recruitment Strategies’. After a 3 year period as a CofFEE post-doctoral fellow, Riccardo is now teaching and researching at James Cook University in Townsville. His research interest is in long-term unemployment, firm recruitment behaviour towards disadvantaged on the labour market and spatial econometrics applied to regional labour markets.

His research interests include: Long-term unemployment, active labour market programs.

L. Randall Wray is a Professor at Bard College, New York.