The Future of Employment and Skills (FES) research centre conducts impartial and ethical applied social and economic research to address contemporary human capital issues.

Shaping policies

Through our in-depth research, including a host of projects commissioned by the government, we have helped inform and shape policies on work, education and health in Australia and overseas.

Our research

About us

We bring together an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of economists and sociologists with high level research skills in economics, econometrics, sociology (qualitative and quantitative), data analysis and survey methodology. The team comprises deep expertise in the policy areas of employment, skills, education, disability, health, industrial relations, Indigenous research and more.

Our expertise


FES Leaderships

The Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre has announced the appointment of two co-directors, Dr Megan Moskos and Associate Professor Stephane Mahuteau, to lead the centre following the departure of former director Professor Kostas Mavromaras.

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CDC Evaluation

There was widespread coverage on the finding of the Evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card (The Australian, The Advertiser, ABC, 5AA, Mix radio TV, online) which was released by the DSS, mid-February 2021.

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