Martin Watts

Conference paper

An analysis of commuting patterns in Sydney, 2006–2011, using spatial interaction models

Doubly Constrained Spatial Interaction models have been used to analyse population flows in the form of both commuting and also migration. In this exploratory paper a computational search algorithm in Matlab is used to calibrate parameter estimates using Travel Zone based journey to work data...
Conference paper

The occupational dimensions of local labour markets in Australian cities

If there is an increasing spatial mismatch between housing and employment, moderately paid workers, essential to the efficient functioning of the urban economy, may face problems in accessing and retaining employment.
Conference paper

Examining the relationship between commuting patterns, employment growth and long term unemployment in the Sydney major statistical region

Developing a framework to understand how employment growth and commuting patterns (modelled using Journey to Work data) interact to determine the spatial distribution of unemployment in the Statistical Local Areas within the Sydney, this paper is part of an on-going project aimed at understanding the...
Working paper

Job creation, unemployment and inequality in Australia

In this paper William Mitchell, Martin Watts and John Burgess argue that governments that have followed the ideas embodied in the OECD approach to economic reform have successfully reduced inflation but worsened the economic outcomes for a vast number of disadvantaged workers.