Kostas Mavromaras


Before joining NILS on August 17, 2009, Kostas was previously employed at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research where he was Head of the Labour Economics and Social Policy area. Kostas was previously employed at the University of Aberdeen since 2000 and prior to that at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has a DPhil from York, UK and is Research Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (since 1984), the IZA (since 1998) and the Manchester School (since 2004). From 2002 to 2005 he was Director of the Centre for European Labour Market Research, University of Aberdeen, where he also worked for two years at the Health Economics Research Unit.

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9 Apr 2018

This consolidated report contains findings based on all data collections undertaken over the course of the evaluation, including surveys and interviews with NDIS participants, their families and carers, disability support providers, and other stakeholders.


8 Mar 2016

The Australian higher education sector has had a number of changes in the recent past. Notably, the Bradley (2008) Review of Australian Higher Education had recommended an increase in higher education access and completion by individuals from equity groups or backgrounds. Since the Bradley Review,...


15 Mar 2012

Research has shown that overskilling—where workers are not fully using their skills in their jobs—can lead to reduced wages and job satisfaction.

This report builds on that previous research and investigates the persistence of overskilling mismatch and the effect of past mismatch on wages....


28 Feb 2012

This research report contributes to the body of knowledge about the aged care workforce in Australia.


23 Feb 2012

This report aims to improve our understanding of the causes of skill shortages, the way businesses respond and the short-term consequences of skill shortages. Reponses from small- and medium-sized businesses reveal that skill shortages matter, but that their relationship to firm performance differs according to...

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