Chandra Shah is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES).

Chandra has more than 21 years' experience researching issues relating to the labour market and economics of education. He has worked extensively for state and national governments and other public and private organisations on projects covering the forecasting of supply and demand for skills, rates of return to skills, occupational turnover, job mobility, migration, skill shortages, geographical dimensions of social inclusion, and analysis of course completions in vocational and higher education.

Chandra's recent work includes:

  • three reports for NCVER on employer-supported training in Australia
  • a report on future job openings for new entrants in Australia (with Janine Dixon, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University).

His current work with CIRES is on pathways for students undertaking Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) in Victoria.

Prior to taking up his adjunct role at Victoria University, Chandra was Associate Professor (Research) in the Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) at Monash University. He continues to maintain his connection there as an Affiliate in the Faculty of Education.

Recent publications

Reports

Shah, C. and Dixon, J. (2018) Future job openings for new entrants by industry and occupation, NCVER, Adelaide.

Shah, C. (2017) Employer-supported training in Australia: participation, demand and supply, NCVER, Adelaide.

Shah, C. (2017) Employers’ perspectives on training: three industries, NCVER, Adelaide.

Shah, C. (2017) Analysis of National Workforce Development Fund training in the transport and logistics industry, NCVER, Adelaide.

Johnston, D., Lee, W.-S., Shah, C., Shields, M. and Spinks, J. (2014), Are neighbourhood characteristics important in predicting the post-school destinations of young Australians?  NCVER, Adelaide, 1-56.

Conference presentations

Shah, C. (2017) 'Employer-supported training: factors of supply and demand' presented to the Asian and Australian Society of Labour Economics, Australian National University.

Shah, C. (2016) 'Employer-supported training: participation, demand and supply' presented at Australian Labour Market Research Workshop, Australian National University.

Shah, C. (2014) 'Incentives for relocating to regional Australia: estimates using a choice experiment' presented at Italian National Conference of Labour Economics, Pisa, Italy.

Shah, C. (2014) 'Are neighbourhood characteristics important in predicting the post-school destinations of young Australians?' presented at NCVER Research Forum, “Realising our potential: widening participation through education and training”, Melbourne.

Shah, C. (2014) 'Willingness to move for work: analysis using discrete choice experiment' presented at Australian Labour Market Research Workshop, University of Melbourne.

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Areas of expertise

  • Labour market analysis
  • Economics of education and training
  • forecasting
  • Statistical and economic modelling

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