Australian Journal of Labour Economics

The Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE) is a forum for the analysis of labour economics and labour relations. It is particularly focused on theoretical and policy developments in respect of Australian labour markets. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

The AJLE invites submissions of articles in the following areas in labour economics, industrial relations and personnel economics. The following areas are of particular interest:

AJLE cover
  • Time allocation, work behaviour and employment determination.
  • Wages, compensation and labour costs.
  • Labour-management relations, trade unions and collective bargaining.
  • Work organisation and the sociology of work.
  • Productivity.
  • Income and wealth distribution.
  • Mobility, unemployment, labour force participation and vacancies.
  • Gender, ethnicity, labour market segmentation and discrimination.
  • Population and demography in respect of the labour market.

While contributors to the AJLE are expected to demonstrate theoretical or empirical originality – and preferably both – they should make their work accessible to readers from a non-technical background. Survey articles are also encouraged. Further, as a means of strengthening the integration of theory and practice the AJLE welcomes reflective contributions from practitioners. The AJLE recognises that the areas of labour economics and labour relations are subject to controversy and aims to provide an arena for debate.

The Centre for Labour Market Research is administered through the University of Canberra and the Australian Journal of Labour Economics is administered by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University.

Submission of articles should be sent to: Sandie Rawnsley at

2021 Editorial Information

Managing Editor

  • Phil Lewis, University of Canberra


  • Anne Daly, University of Canberra
  • Michael Dockery, Curtin University
  • Alan Duncan, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
  • Ian Li, The University of Western Australia
  • Sholeh Maani, The University of Auckland

Editorial Assistant

  • Sandie Rawnsley, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Editorial Board

  • Bruce Bradbury, The University of New South Wales
  • Robert Breunig, ANU
  • Barbara Broadway, University of Melbourne
  • John Ham, NY University, Abu Dhabi
  • David Johnston, Monash University
  • Raja Junankar, University of New South Wales
  • Guyonne Kalb, University of Melbourne
  • Karen Mumford, University of York
  • Jacques Poot, University of Waikato
  • Peter Siminski, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Stephen Whelan, University of Sydney
  • Mark Wooden, The University of Melbourne
  • Christopher Worswick, Carleton University