Most researchers and policy-makers nowadays agree that human capital is essential for growth and development. As such, highly educated and skilled people are a very sought-after good as they are widely regarded as an essential element of economic success. This program of research will examine how personal and human capital characteristics of individual university graduates affect the type of location into which they enter for employment purposes in Australia.  There is also scope to explore changes to federal visa programs and State policies and their impact on the spatial distribution of human capital across Australia’s regions.

Contact: Assoc Prof Jonathan Corcoran