Mark Wooden commenced an appointment as a Professorial Fellow with the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in March 2000. He was previously Professor and Acting Director at the National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, where he had been employed for 19 years. In that time he developed a reputation as one of Australia's leading commentators on contemporary developments in the labour market.

In 2000 he, under contract with the Australian Government, established the HILDA Survey Project, Australia's first large-scale household panel survey, and still manages this project today. He thus has a strong interest in the analysis of longitudinal data to investigate contemporary social and economic issues.

Professor Wooden's other current research interests are primarily in the areas of the changing nature of work, and especially working time arrangements and n on-standard forms of employment. However, he has also undertaken research in other related fields, including immigration, education and training, human resource management, public health and subjective well-being.

He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2010. In 2020 he commenced a 5-year appointment as a member of the Fair Work Commission's panel responsible for annual wage reviews.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2001.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7590
Published in: Industrial Relations, 2015, 54(2), 256-275. doi:10.1111/irel.12090
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7365
substantially revised version published as: 'What's the good of education on our overall quality of life? A simultaneous equation model of education and life satisfaction for Australia' in: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2015, 54 (1), 10-21 (10.1016/j.socec.2014.11.002)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6764
Published in: Industrial Relations Journal, 2014, 45(4), 329-347. doi:10.1111/irj.12061
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6225
Published in: Industrial Relations, 2013, 52(2), 582-608. doi:10.1111/irel.12024
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2938
Published in: Industrial Relations, 2009, 48(2), 265-286. doi:10.1111/j.1468-232X.2009.00557.x
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2484
Published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2009, 47(3), 571-600. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00717.x
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2404
Published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2009, 62(3), 394-414. doi:10.1177/001979390906200308
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1308
Published in: Journal of Sociology, 2005, 41(4), 343-362. doi: 10.1177/1440783305058465
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1218
Published in: Social Indicators Research, 2008, 87(1), 65-82. doi:10.1007/s11205-007-9146-y