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Craig MacMillan

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  • Position: Lecturer - Department of Economics
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Macquarie University; Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales; Master of Commerce, University of New South Wales

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Areas of Expertise

Labour economics, specifically with institutionalist approaches to the study of labour markets

Current projects

  • Job stability, internal labour markets in Australia and the returns to different forms of labour market experience (with Michael Dobbie, Macquarie University)
  • Child labour (with Pundarik Mukhopadhaya, Macquarie University)
  • Employee voice (with Alison Barnes, Macquarie University)
  • The relationship between institutional labour economics and critical philosophy (with Jean-Philippe Deranty and Nicholas Smith, Macquarie University)
  • Sacred/protected values, taboo trade-offs and the moral limits of markets (with Colin Wastell, Macquarie University)

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  •  Symposium on Employee Involvement and Participation at Griffith University, 14 August 2012
    • Maintaining Union Voice in the Australian University Sector: Union Strategy and the Development of Hybrid Forms of Voice - presented with Alison Barnes
  • HDR Showcase 2011, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, 8 November 2011.
    • Title: Sacred Values, Taboo Trade-offs and the Moral Limits of Markets.
  • Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) 23rd Conference at University of Kingston on Thames, London, UK, August 21-25, 2011.
    • Sacred Values, Taboo Trade-offs and the Moral Limits of Markets (Co-author Colin Wastell, presented by Craig MacMillan)
  • Transformations of Work in Contemporary Australia Conference at CSRI, Macquarie University, 10 December, 2010.
    • Title: Internal Labour Markets in Australia: Evidence from the Survey of Education and Training Experience (Co-author Michael Dobbie, presented by Craig MacMillan)
  • Australian Conference of Economists 2010 held Darling Harbour, Sydney, 27-29 September 2010
    • Title: Internal Labour Markets in Australia: Evidence from the Survey of Education and Training Experience (Co-author Michael Dobbie, presented by Michael Dobbie)
  • International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) 2010, held in Melbourne, July, 2010.
    • Title: Sacred Values, Taboo Trade-offs and the Moral Limits of Markets (Co-author Colin Wastell, presented by Craig MacMillan)
  •  HDR Showcase 2009, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, 24 November 2009
    • Title: Sacred Values, Taboo Trade-offs and the Moral Limits of Markets
  • HDR Expo 2008, Division of Economic and Financial Studies, 7 November 2008
    • Title: Sacred Values and the Moral Limits of Markets
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association Annual Conference; AILR/LERA Best Paper winner, 4 – 7 January 2007
    • Title: Internal Labour Markets: An Institutional Perspective on Recent Research in Personnel Economics
  • Research workshop on "Institutionalist Approaches to the Labour Market" for the "Work Study Group" in the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion (CRSI), Macquarie University, 14 March 2007 
  • Recognition and Work: An International Conference at the CSRI, Macquarie University, 15 – 17 October 2007.
    • Title: Recognition Theory and Heterodox Economics: Points of Contact
  • MCSI/Zadok Annual Conference, 3-4 June 2006.
    • Title: The Bargaining Disadvantage of Labour and the New IR Laws
  • History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference, July 4 -7 2006
    • Title: Internal Labour Markets, Institutionalism and Personnel Economics
  • Inaugural Colloquia at the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, 22 August 2006
    • Title: Anxiety, Depression and Labour Market Experience.

Recent Publications

    MacMillan, C. I. (2015) "The Difficult Challenge Faced by Hybrid Employee Voice in the Australian University Sector" in P. Gollan, Bruce Kaufman, Daphne Taras and Adrian Wilkinson (Eds) Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation. Routledge: New York (with Alison Barnes).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2014) "The Returns to General Experience, Job and Occupational Tenure: A Study Using Australian Panel Data", Applied Economics, 46(18), 2096-2107 (with Michael Dobbie and Ian Watson) (A-ranked).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2014) "E-voice: How Network and Media Technologies are Shaping Employee Voice" in  A. Wilkinson, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon and R. B. Freeman (Eds), Handbook of Research on Employee Voice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with Nikola Balnave, Alison Barnes and Louise Thornthwaite).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2013) "Maintaining Union Voice in the Australian University Sector: Union Strategy and Non-Union Forms of Employee Participation", Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(4), 565-582 (with Alison Barnes and Ray Markey) (A-ranked).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2012) "The ILO's Decent Work Initiative: Suggestions for an Extension of the Notion of 'Decent Work'", Journal of Social Philosophy, 43(4), 386–405 (with J-P Deranty) (A-ranked). This article was translated into French and appeared as: Deranty, J-P and MacMillan, C. I. (2013) "Qu'est-ce qu'un <<travail decent>>? Propositions pour elargir la campagne de l'Organisation internationale du trail pour le travail decent a partir de la psychodynamique du travail", Travailler, 30(2), 147-174.

    MacMillan, C. I. (2012) "Education for Child Labour: An Evaluation of the National Child Labour Policy in West Bengal", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 42(4), 651-675 (with P. Mukhopadyaha and U. Bhattacharya) (A-ranked).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2012) "Earnings, Occupations and Labour Market Experience in Australia: 1997-2005", Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 15(1), 1-15 (with Michael Dobbie) (B-ranked).

    MacMillan, C.I. (2012) "Recognition Theory and Institutional Labour Economics" in N. Smith and J-P Deranty (Eds), New Philosophies of Labour: Work and the Social Bond. Leiden: Brill.

    MacMillan, C. I. (2011) "Skill Level and the Returns to Job-Tenure in Internal Labour Markets in Australia", Asian Social Science, 7(10) (with Michael Dobbie) (C-ranked).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2010) "Internal Labour Markets in Australia: Evidence from the Survey of Education and Training Experience", Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 13(2), 137-155 (with Michael Dobbie) (B-ranked).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2010) "Taboo Trade-offs, Moral Outrage and the Moral Limits of Markets", International Congress of Applied Psychology Proceedings, published conference extract (E3) (with Colin Wastell).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2008) "Taboo Trade-offs, Moral Outrage and the Moral Limits of Markets", Macquarie Economics Research Papers, 2/2008 (with Colin Wastell).

    MacMillan, C. I. (2007) "Internal Labour Markets: An Institutional Perspective on Recent Research in Personnel Economics", Macquarie Economics Research Papers, 3/2007.

    MacMillan, C. I. (2006) "The Bargaining Disadvantage of Labour and the New IR Laws", in Zadok Perspectives, 30th Anniversary Edition.

    MacMillan, C. I. (2006) "Internal Labour Markets, Institutionalism and Personnel Economics", Published online as part of the Referred Conference Proceedings for the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference, July 4 -7 2006.