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Date and Location

October 23, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET
R-229 Carr Conference Room


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​​Australia is a highly successful multicultural country with an orderly migration system underpinned by its skilled immigration intake. So how do cultural and other types of 'diversity' affect career prospects in Australia? Presenters Nu Nu Win, Robert Breunig, and David Hansen exploit a novel dataset containing the personnel records for all Australian Public Service employees from 2001 to 2020 to investigate whether being part of an equal employment opportunity (EEO) group—women, non-English speaking background, and disability—affects promotion and leaving probabilities after controlling for skills, experience, and other attributes. They explore whether 'glass ceilings' exist for these cohorts as well as the impact of factors such as immigrating to Australia, English and cultural fluency, continent of birth, intersectionality as well as analysing changes in promotion prospects over time.

This is a hybrid event. Attendees can join virtually via Zoom using this link:

Speakers and Presenters

Nu Nu Win, Sir Roland Wilson Scholar from the Australia Department of Treasury and PhD candidate at Australian National University (ANU)

Robert Breunig, Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

David Hansell, Economist at Jobs and Skills Australia and PhD candidate at ANU


Additional Organizers

​HKS Australia and New Zealand Student Caucus