University of Sydney, Australia, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Sydney, Australia
Labor economics, econometrics, welfare economics, public policy
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Referee for the Australian Research Council; Chair of the Household Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey Advisory Panel; Consultant to Commonwealth Department of Social Services (Australia), Human Resources Development Canada and New Zealand Ministry of Social Development
PhD Economics, University of British Colombia, Canada
"Labor supply elasticities: Overcoming nonclassical measurement error using more accurate hours data." Journal of Human Resources (2017) (with D. Hamermesh).
"The impact of pension eligibility age on retirement and program dependence: Evidence from an Australian experiment." Review of Economics and Statistics 191:2 (2015): 360–373 (with K. Atalay).
“Consistent nonparametric tests of Lorenz Dominance.” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 32:1 (2014): 1–13 (with S. G. Donald and D. Bhattacharya).
"Food expenditure and involuntary retirement: Resolving the retirement-consumption puzzle." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94:4 (2012): 945–955 (with M. Brzozowski).
"Consistent tests for stochastic dominance." Econometrica 71:1 (2003): 71–104 (with S. G. Donald).
The labor market in Australia, 2000–2016
Sustained economic growth led to reduced unemployment and real earnings growth, but prosperity has not been equally sharedGarry Barrett, July 2018Since 1991, the Australian economy has experienced sustained economic growth. Aided by the commodities boom and strong public finances, the Australian economy negotiated the global financial crisis without falling into recession. Over this period there were important structural changes, with increasing labor force participation among the elderly and the continuing convergence of employment and unemployment patterns for men and women. However, some recent negative trends include a rise in unemployment, especially long-term unemployment, a deteriorating youth labor market, and a stagnant gender earnings gap.MoreLess