Kostas Mavromaras

Kostas Mavromaras

Director - FES

Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Professor of Economics and Director University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2009 - 2017 Professor of Economics and Director Flinders University, Adelaide
    2005 - 2009 Professor and Programme Director (Labour Economics and Social Policy) University of Melbourne, Melbourne
    2003 - 2005 Senior Research Fellow University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    2001 - 2003 Senior Lecturer University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    1991 - 2000 Lecturer Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
    1984 - 1986 Research Fellow Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
    1981 - 1982 Research Fellow University of Hull, Hull
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Greek, Modern (1453-) Can read, write, speak and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1975 - 1981 University of York, York United Kingdom DPhil
    1970 - 1975 University of Piraeus, Piraeus Greece BA(Hons)
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Cai, L., Mavromaras, K., & Sloane, P. (2018). Low Paid Employment in Britain: Estimating State-Dependence and Stepping Stone Effects. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 80(2), 283-326.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2018 Jones, M., Mavromaras, K., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2018). The dynamic effect of disability on work and subjective well-being. Oxford Economic Papers, 70(3), 635-657.
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    2017 Mahuteau, S., Mavromaras, K., Richardson, S., & Zhu, R. (2017). Public–Private Sector Wage Differentials in Australia. Economic Record, 93, 105-121.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2015 Mavromaras, K., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2015). The scarring effects of unemployment, low pay and skills under-utilization in Australia compared. Applied Economics, 47(23), 2413-2429.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9
    2015 Healy, J., Mavromaras, K., & Sloane, P. (2015). Adjusting to skill shortages in Australian SMEs. Applied Economics, 47(24), 2470-2487.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7
    2015 Mavromaras, K., & Zhu, R. (2015). Labour force participation of older men in Australia: the role of spousal participation. Oxford Economic Papers, 67(2), 310-333.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2
    2014 Jones, M., Mavromaras, K., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2014). Disability, job mismatch, earnings and job satisfaction in Australia. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(5), 1221-1246.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9
    2014 Cai, L., Mavromaras, K., & Oguzoglu, U. (2014). The effects of health status and health shocks on hours worked. Health Economics, 23(5), 516-528.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC1
    2014 Goode, A., Mavromaras, K., & Zhu, R. (2014). Family income and child health in China. China Economic Review, 29(C), 152-165.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10
    2014 Mahuteau, S., & Mavromaras, K. (2014). An analysis of the impact of socio-economic disadvantage and school quality on the probability of school dropout. Education Economics, 22(4), 389-411.
    DOI Scopus4
    2013 Mavromaras, K., Mcguinness, S., O'Leary, N., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2013). Job mismatches and labour market outcomes: Panel evidence on university graduates. Economic Record, 89(286), 382-395.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS33
    2013 Mavromaras, K., Mahuteau, S., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2013). The effect of overskilling dynamics on wages. Education Economics, 21(3), 281-303.
    DOI Scopus10
    2012 Mavromaras, K., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2012). The role of education pathways in the relationship between job mismatch, wages and job satisfaction: A panel estimation approach. Education Economics, 20(3), 303-321.
    DOI Scopus13
    2012 McGuinness, S., Webster, E., & Mavromaras, K. (2012). What are the characteristics of the employers of the low paid in Australia?. Unknown Journal, 38(1), 26-47.
    2012 Mavromaras, K., & McGuinness, S. (2012). Overskilling dynamics and education pathways. Economics of Education Review, 31(5), 619-628.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS34
    2011 Fitzpatrick, D., Lester, L., Mavromaras, K., Richardson, S., & Sun, Y. (2011). From education to employment: How long does it take?. Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth - Research Reports, 57(1), 1-35.
    2011 Polidano, C., & Mavromaras, K. (2011). Participation in and Completion of Vocational Education and Training for People with a Disability. Australian Economic Review, 44(2), 137-152.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6
    2010 Mavromaras, K., Mcguinness, S., O'Leary, N., Sloane, P., & Fok, Y. (2010). The problem of overskilling in Australia and Britain. Manchester School, 78(3), 219-241.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS34
    2009 Mavromaras, K., Mcguinness, S., & Fok, Y. (2009). Assessing the incidence and wage effects of overskilling in the Australian labour market. Economic Record, 85(268), 60-72.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS25
    2008 Mavromaras, K. (2008). Economics and obesity. Australian Economic Review, 41(1), 78-84.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2008 Goode, A., & Mavromaras, K. (2008). Obesity as a multidisciplinary research topic: Editors' introduction. Australian Economic Review, 41(1), 67-71.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2013 King, D., Mavromaras, K., Wei, Z., He, B., Healy, J., Macaitis, K., . . . Smith, L. (2013). The Aged Care Workforce 2012.
    2012 The Persistence of Overskilling and Its Effects on Wages (2012). .
    2011 Mavromaras, K., McGuinness, S., Richardson, S., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2011). Over-skilling and job satisfaction in the Australian labour force. NCVER.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Mavromaras, K., & Sloane, P. (2015). Mismatch on the Labor Market. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 595-601).
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2009 Burns, C., Mavromaras, K., & Goode, A. (2009). Area-Level Disadvantage and Poor Mental Health May Have Different Associations with Obesity in Men and Women. In OBESITY Vol. 17 (pp. S232-S233). Washington, DC: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2009 Goode, A. J., & Mavromaras, K. (2009). The Relationship of BMI and Lifestyles in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 31st Australian Conference of Health Economists. Hobart, Australia.
    2006 Goode, A. J., Mavromaras, K., & Zangelidis, A. (2006). An empirical investigation of the influence of employment status on the relationship between obesity and healthy eating in UK females. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Econometrics Society Meetings. New York University, United States.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2018 Mavromaras, K., Moskos, M., Mahuteau, S., & Isherwood, L. (2018). Evaluation of the NDIS.
    2017 Mavromaras, K., Knight, G., Isherwood, L. M., Crettenden, A., Flavel, J., Karmel, T., . . . Wei, Z. (2017). The Aged Care Workforce, 2016.
    2017 Mavromaras, K., Knight, G., Isherwood, L., Crettenden, A., Flavel, J., Karmel, T., . . . Wei, Z. (2017). THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE 2016. Commonwealth of Australia.
    2016 Mavromaras, K., Moskos, M., & Mahuteau, S. (2016). Evaluation of the NDIS: Intermediate Report.
    2016 Mahuteau, S. M., Mavromaras, K., & Zhu, R. (2016). Providing Pathways Guidance to Young Veterans for a Successful Transition to Civilian Workforce.
    2016 Li, I. W., Mahuteau, S. M., Dockery, A. M., Junankar, P. N., & Mavromaras, K. (2016). Labour market outcomes of Australian university graduates from equity groups. Perth: Curtin University.
    2015 Mahuteau, S. M., Karmel, T., Mavromaras, K., & Zhu, R. (2015). Educational Outcomes of Young Indigenous Australians. Perth: Curtin University.
    2015 Mavromaras, K., Mahuteau, S. M., Richardson, S., & Zhu, R. (2015). Public-private sector wage differentials in Australia: What are the differences by State and how do they impact GST redistribution decisions.
    2013 Mavromaras, K., Mahuteau, S. M., & Goode, A. (2013). The Attitudes and Profiles of Illegal Workers and their Employers.
    2013 Mahuteau, S. M., Mavromaras, K., & Wei, Z. (2013). Younger veterans’ transitions to civilian occupations: The role of further education.
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2017 Mahuteau, S. M., Mavromaras, K., Richardson, S., & Zhu, R. (2017). Public-Private Sector Wage Differentials in Australia. IZA.
    2014 Mahuteau, S. M., & Mavromaras, K. (2014). Student Scores in Public and Private Schools: Evidence from PISA 2009. IZA.
    2013 Mahuteau, S. M., & Mavromaras, K. (2013). An Analysis of the Impact of Socioeconomic Disadvantage and School Quality on the Probability of School Dropout. IZA.
    2012 Mavromaras, K., Mahuteau, S. M., Sloane, P., & Wei, Z. (2012). The Effect of Overskilling Dynamics on Wages. IZA.
    2011 Mavromaras, K., & Polidano, C. (2011). NILS Working paper no 165. Improving the employment rates of people with disabilities through vocational education.
    2011 Mavromaras, K., & Zhu, R. (2011). NILS Working paper no 177. An examination of the effect of wealth and earned income on the decision to retire in the UK.
    2011 Healy, J. G., Mavromaras, K., & Sloane, P. J. (2011). NILS Working paper no 171. Adjusting to skill shortages: complexity and consequences.
    2011 Jones, M. K., Mavromaras, K., Sloane, P. J., & Wei, Z. N. (2011). NILS Working paper no 176. Disability and job mismatches in the Australian labour market.
    2008 Goode, A. J., Mavromaras, K., & Smith, M. (2008). Intergenerational Transmission of Healthy Eating Behaviour and the Role of Household Income. IZA.
    2004 Goode, A. J., Mavromaras, K., & Zangelidis, A. (2004). The Relationship Between Obesity, Lifestyles and Employment Status. Centre for European Labour Market Research, University of Aberdeen.
  • Position: Director - FES
  • Phone: 83136532
  • Email: kostas.mavromaras@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre

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