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The Australian National University

28th Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop

Date and time

Wed, 6th Dec 2017 - 9:00am - Thu, 7th Dec 2017 - 11:00am

Location or Venue

The Realm, 18 National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 Australia




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The Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop is an annual conference designed to disseminate high quality research on labour economics and labour relations and to promote informed debate among economists and the government sector about current issues facing the Australian labour market. The 28th ALMR Workshop will be held on 6-7 December 2017. 

The timing of the 2017 ALMR Workshop is designed to dovetail with the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Inaugural Conference to be held in Canberra on 7-9 December 2017 . We are seeking to encourage engagement of the Workshop participants with the International conference that starts at a cocktail party on the evening of Thursday, 7 December. Both events will be co-located to ensure that people can find accommodation close to the main activities. Please note that AASLE Conference is a SEPARATE event from the 2017 ALMR Workshop and people wanting to attend both will need to register separately for each event (when formal registration is open).

The 2017 ALMR workshop will maintain its proud tradition of providing high-quality labour economic research that engages actively with policy makers. However, the ALMR Workshop organisers are aware that it is important for researchers to actively engage in the broader international research community in order to maintain research excellence, and hence the timing and location have been chosen accordingly.


Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University

The Australian National University

Key Dates

Call for papers open: Monday 1 May 2017

Submission deadline: Friday 11 August 2017

Registration open: Tuesday 1 August 2017

Notice of acceptance: Friday 15 September 2017

Registration closes: Friday 24 November 2017

Keynote Speakers


Submission Guidelines 

Papers will be peer reviewed by the 28th ALMR Workshop paper selection committee:

  • Lixin Cai (Australian Government Department of Employment)
  • Greg Connolly (Australian Government Department of Employment)
  • Anne Daly (University of Canberra)
  • Michael Dockery ( Curtin University)
  • Boyd Hunter (Research School of Social Sciences, ANU)
  • Stephane Mahuteau (Flinders University)
  • Kostas Mavromaras (Flinders University)
  • Phil Lewis (University of Canberra)
  • Russell Ross (Sydney University)
  • Sholeh Maani (Auckland University)
  • Roger Wilkins (The University of Melbourne)

Papers need only to be at 'working paper' stage and will be selected for their general interest both in topic and approach. As usual the workshop invites papers in a broad range of topics. Possible themes include:

  1. Labour demand issues
  2. Labour supply issues
  3. Workplace relations
  4. Disadvantaged job seekers
  5. Labour market dynamics and adjustment
  6. Education, work-place traning and skills


You can register for the 2017 ALMR Conference at Eventbrite. Registration opens Tuesday, 1 August 2017.


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