Director of NILS
National Institute of Labour Studies
Kostas joined 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.
ARC Research Grants
ARC Linkage Project (2010 for funding commencing in 2011), Bohle P, Quinlan M, Mavromaras K. 'Caring for the Carers:Occupational Health and Safety in Homecare'.Linkage partners SafeWork SA, The Office of the Employee Ombudsman (SA), WorkCover Corporation South Australia $327,204.
ARC Discovery Project (2008 for funding commencing in 2009), Mavromaras K, Freebairn J, Headey BW,Bender K, Theodossiou I. 'International comparisons of retirement decisions and well-being of mature age populations:Applied micro-economic analysis' $390,000.
ARC Linkage Project (2007 for funding commencing in 2008),Scott A, Burns C, Mavromaras K, Gold L, Lawrence M. 'Obesity prevention among low income families:Economic and strategic modelling. Linkage partner VicHealth $144,344.
ARC Linkage Project (2006 for funding commencing in 2007),Scutella R, Wilkins R, Mavromaras K. 'Job retention and advancement of disadvantaged job-seekers'. Linkage partner Brotherhood of St Laurence $199,000
ARC Discovery Project (2005 for funding commencing 2006), Wooden MP,Borland JI, Mavromaras K. 'Labour market transitions and dynamics in Australia: An analysis of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey' $450,000
Kostas' research expertise spans across:
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Kostas has consulted governments widely at the international level (Germany, UK, Greece, EU) and since 2005 within Australia (including DEEWR, NCVER), on issues relating to labour markets and social policy. Kostas publishes in top national and international applied economics and econometrics journals. Kostas' general research interest lie in utilising large microeconomic datasets and applied econometrics to inform the design of economic and social policy in the face of dynamic economic and social environments. His particular interest lie in the areas of labour markets, labour turnover, productivity, skills development and utilisation, age, health, disability and education.
Kostas' current pioneering work applies advanced panel econometric methodologies to large and nationally representative data sets in order to measure mismatch in skills and education and estimate labour market outcomes of such mismatch. His extensive work in this area uses Australian data and is highly relevant to the way graduate qualifications are utilised in the Australian labour market.