© Bill Mitchell
Professor Bill Mitchell holds the Chair in Economics and is the Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), an official research centre at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He also is the Docent Professor in Global Political Economy at the University of Helsinki.
He is the author of various books, the most recent being Eurozone Dystopia (Elgar, 2015) and Reclaiming the State (Pluto, 2017).
His most recent book - Macroeconomics -(with L.R. Wray and M. Watts) was published by Macmillan in February 2019.
He has published widely in refereed academic journals and books and regularly is invited to give Keynote conference presentations in Australia and abroad.
He has an established record in macroeconomics, labour market studies, econometric modelling, regional economics and economic development. He is one of the founders of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).
He has received regular research grant support from the national competitive grants schemes in Australia and has been an Expert Assessor of International Standing for the Australian Research Council.
He has extensive experience as a consultant to the Australian government, trade unions and community organisations, and several international organisations (including the European Commission; the International Labour Organisation and the Asian Development Bank).
He maintains a high commitment to community activities, and has been regularly called to appear as an expert witness in industrial matters in the relevant state and federal tribunals and at various Federal government enquiries (Senate and House of Representatives).
He regularly provides commentary on economic developments in the national radio and press in Australia.
His daily blog is one of the leading economics blog in the world.