Dr Karmel took up the position of Managing Director, National Centre for Vocational Education Research in August 2002.
Prior to this position he held senior appointments in the Federal government areas of education, employment, labour market research and the Bureau of Statistics.
His research interests have centred on the labour market and the economics of education, focussing on empirical modelling, and he has a particular interest in performance indicators both in higher education and vocational education and training.
He has an honours degree in mathematical statistics (Flinders), and a Masters of Economics and doctorate from the Australian National University (The impact of
increasing education levels on the Australian workforce).
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