Riccardo Welters


How regions can persuade fly-in fly-out workers to live locally

Long-distance commuting between place of residence and place of work has been on the rise in Australia. It occurs when workers are unable to return home after their working day (usually due to distance), so a worker resides at the place of work for a...

Locked-in casual employment

This paper provides an up-to-date examination of the hypothesis that under certain circumstances casual workers can become trapped into a work history of repetitive casual jobs with little chance of escape. Australia experienced strong economic growth between 1992 and 2008 and the subsequent employment growth...

Long-term unemployment as a screening device and its consequences for active labour market policies

Using a stochastic job model, Riccardo Welters and Joan Muysken show that employers use employment status as a screening device to minimize hiring costs. The implied exclusion of long-term unemployed in hiring decisions might lead to market failures. These market failures can be corrected by...