Unemployment Timor-Leste

Solving unemployment in Timor-Leste? Open Free workshop at the Charles Darwin University this tuesday.

Professor Bill Mitchell CofFEE
aim is to start addressing the World Bank/IMF bias in the economic policy debates about how Timor-Leste might better develop and solve its shocking unemployment problem.

Read this lengthy analysis Timor-Leste – beyond the IMF/World Bank yoke

“Timor Leste would be advised to scrap its present currency arrangements and use its massive oil wealth to introduce unconditional and universal job guarantees as the starting point for a more coherent and inclusive development path.”

This Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 13:00 to 17:00. Red Room, Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, first floor.
See the Centre of Full Employmentand Equity – now in Darwin as well
The Program will be:

13:00 Introduction – Professor Bill Mitchell, CofFEE Director 13:10-14:00 Dr Daniel Kostzer, Senior Economist with the UN Secretariat in Timor-Leste.

Daniel has worked with the UNDP for some years in Argentina as the Coordinator of the Social Development Cluster. Both programmes help reduce poverty and to encourage the economic growth of these nations. He has published widely in all his areas of study, but in recent years his research has focused on Timor-Leste specific issues such as the impact of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) in the local economy, producing a Geographic Index of Social Vulnerability, and developing a macroeconomic framework for the 2012 State Budget in Timor-Leste.

He is a Professor of Income Distribution and Poverty Reduction, Masters of Labour Economics for Development (MALED) for the ILO (Turin), University of Turin and University of Paris. He is also a Professor of New Development of Public Policies, Masters of Labor Relations at the University of Bologna, Buenos Aires.Daniel previously worked within the Argentinean government in various roles including both Senior Economic Advisor and the Director of Research and Macroeconomic Coordination in the Ministry of Labour Employment and Social Security during the restorative years in the early 2000’s and was instrumental in the creation of the Jefes de Hogar Desempleados (Unemployed Head of Households) plan that saw the implementation of a restricted Job Guarantee scheme for the Argentinean people.

Topic: The socio-economic structure of the first republic of the 21st Century: Timor-Leste.

13:40-14:40 Avelino Maria Coelho da Silva, Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers, Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste

Topic: Evaluating the economic and employment progress of Timor Leste and a proposal for co-operative self-sufficient agricultural development.

15:00-15:40 – Martin Hardie, Lecturer in Law, Deakin University, former solicitor, barrister and advisor to the East Timorese resistance and government

Topic: Personal reflections on the role of the UNTAET in setting the economic fundamentals of the East Timorese economy.

15:40-16:20 – Professor Bill Mitchell

Topic: Currency sovereignty and the need for employment guarantees in developing nations.

16:20-17:00 – Panel Discussion Live stream the Workshop for those abroad.

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