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Economic & Labour Relations Review (ELRR)


The Economic & Labour Relations Review (ELRR) is a double-blind, refereed journal. Original articles which are concerned with contemporary issues, developments and policy making may be submitted via the ScholarOne™ Manuscripts website for consideration for publication, provided they have not been published elsewhere, or are under consideration for publication elsewhere. 


The journal accepts three types of submission for refereeing:


  • Scholarly / research-based Articles (8,000 words maximum including abstract, tables and endnotes)
  • Review Articles discussing a number of significant recent publications in context (6,000 words maximum) 
  • Substantial scholarly Replies (6,000 words maximum)


It also welcomes shorter non-refereed Book Reviews and Comments (2000-4000 words).  


The ELRR is produced jointly by the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) and the Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).  It is published by SAGE Publications.


Publication frequency: Four times a year


Current issue - now available


Edition: Volume 25 Number 2 June 2014


Symposium – Some Impacts of Neoliberalism


Guest Editors: Lynne Chester


Symposium Articles

Marketisation and the dual welfare state: Neoliberalism and
inequality in Australia

Ben Spies-Butcher


Struggling on the Newstart unemployment benefit in Australia:
The experience of a neoliberal form of employment assistance

Alan Morris and Shaun Wilson


Contracting out publicly funded vocational education:
A transaction cost critique

Phillip Toner


Non-Symposium Articles


A theoretical framework for the analysis of the current global
economic crisis: The financial market and the real economy

Özgün Sarımehmet Duman 


Investigation and prosecution following workplace fatalities:
Responding to the needs of families

Lynda R Matthews, Scott J Fitzpatrick, Philip Bohle and Michael Quinlan


Industrial conflict in paradise: Making the Bougainville
copper project construction agreement 1970
Michael Hess and Ewan Maidment


Mixed-methods research: What’s in it for economists?
Therese Jefferson, Siobhan Austen, Rhonda Sharp, Rachel Ong, Gill Lewin and Valerie Adams


Work autonomy, work pressure, and job satisfaction: An analysis
of European Union countries

Helena Lopes, Sérgio Lagoa and Teresa Calapez


Changes in Philippine labour relations policy: Convergence or
divergence of productivity, flexibility and welfare?
Jonathan P Sale and Arlene B Sale

The impact mechanism of social networks on Chinese rural–urban migrant workers’ behaviour and wages
Chunchao Wang, Huahui Lao and Xianbo Zhou



Paul W Miller: 30 December 1955–27 November 2013
Elisabetta Magnani


Book Reviews

Marjorie Harper, Douglas Copland: Scholar, Economist, Diplomat
GC Harcourt

Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson, Why Nations Fail:
The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

Ian W McLean, Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources
of Economic Growth
Tim Harcourt

Michaela Brockmann, Linda Clarke, Christopher Winch,
Georg Hanf, Philippe Méhaut and Anneke Westerhuis (eds),
Knowledge, Skills and Competence in the European Labour
Market: What’s in a Vocational Qualification?
Phillip Toner

Patrick O’Leary and Peter Sheldon, Employer Power and Weakness: How Local and Global Factors Have Shaped Australia’s Meat Industry and Its Industrial Relations
Marjorie Jerrard

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