Massimiliano Tani
Research Fellow

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too h Tani Max has a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), a MSc Econ from the LSE (1992) and Laurea from Bocconi University (1989). He works as a professor in the School of Business at the University of New South Wales (Canberra), Australia. Before moving to Australia in 1999 he had a previous life in investment banking.

Research work and interests centre on skills and skilled international migration, knowledge effects of people's movements, and the labour market for graduates.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2005 and was a Senior Research Associate from January 2014 until December 2015.
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IZA World of Labor article: Using a point system for selecting immigrants
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10927  Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Guy Tchuente
Immigration Policy and Remittance Behaviour
10421  Mariacristina Piva
Massimiliano Tani
Marco Vivarelli
Business Visits, Knowledge Diffusion and Productivity
9597  Massimiliano Tani
Local Signals and the Returns to Foreign Education
(new version forthcoming in: Economics of Education Review, 2017)
9451  Massimiliano Tani
Hukou Changes and Subjective Well-Being
(revised version published online in : Social Indicators Research, 2016, online first)
9347  Mehtap Akgüc
Xingfei Liu
Massimiliano Tani
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Risk Attitudes and Migration
(published in: China Economic Review, 2016, 37, 166 - 176 [journal version])
8689  Mehtap Akgüc
Xingfei Liu
Massimiliano Tani
Expropriation with Hukou Change: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
8473  David Carroll
Christopher Heaton
Massimiliano Tani
Returns to University Quality in Australia: A Two-Stage Analysis
8326  Daehoon Nahm
Massimiliano Tani
Skilled Immigrants' Contribution to Productive Efficiency
(published in Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 2015, 20, 594–612 )
7827  Massimiliano Tani
Roselyne Joyeux
Do Business Visits Cause Productivity Growth?
7349  Yuling Cui
Daehoon Nahm
Massimiliano Tani
Earnings Differentials and Returns to Education in China, 1995-2008
(new version published in : Australian Economic Review, 2015, 48, 382 –399)
7292  Massimiliano Tani
Maurizio Manuguerra
The Effect of Migration and Spatial Connectivity on Regional Skill Endowments across Europe: 1988-2010
7274  Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Matias Vaira-Lucero
Social Capital and Immigrants' Labour Market Performance
(published in: Papers in Regional Science, 2016, 95:S107-S126.)
7202  David Carroll
Massimiliano Tani
Job Search as a Determinant of Graduate Over-Education: Evidence from Australia
(published in: Education Economics, 2014, [Online First])
7191  Yuling Cui
Daehoon Nahm
Massimiliano Tani
Self-Employment in China: Are Rural Migrant Workers and Urban Residents Alike?
(forthcoming in: Australian Economic Review, 2015)
6969  Matias Vaira-Lucero
Daehoon Nahm
Massimiliano Tani
Socioeconomic Assimilation and Wealth Accumulation of Migrants in Australia
6968  Yuling Cui
Daehoon Nahm
Massimiliano Tani
The Determinants of Rural Migrants' Employment Choice in China: Results from a Joint Estimation
(short version published in: Procedia Economics and Finance, 2012, 1, 98-107)
6937  Massimiliano Tani
Does Immigration Policy Affect the Education-Occupation Mismatch? Evidence from Australia
(published in: Australian Bulletin of Labour, 2012, 38(2), 111-141)
6578  Gavin Chan
Christopher Heaton
Massimiliano Tani
The Wage Premium of Foreign Education: New Evidence from Australia
(published in Australian Economic Review, 2013, 46(4), 395-404 )
6546  Matias Vaira-Lucero
Daehoon Nahm
Massimiliano Tani
The Impact of the 1996 US Immigration Policy Reform (IIRIRA) on Mexican Migrants' Remittances
6238  Stéphane Mahuteau
Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Matias Vaira-Lucero
Immigration Policy and Entrepreneurship
(published in: International Migration, 2014, 52(2), 53–65)
6047  David Carroll
Massimiliano Tani
Labour Market Under-Utilisation of Recent Higher Education Graduates: New Australian Panel Evidence
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 32, 207-218)
5441  Stéphane Mahuteau
Massimiliano Tani
Labour Market Outcomes and Skill Acquisition in the Host Country: North African Migrants Returning Home from the European Union
5436  Massimiliano Tani
Business Visits and the Quest for External Knowledge
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2014, 40, 293-324)
5302  Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Florin Vadean
Immigrant Over- and Under-education: The Role of Home Country Labour Market Experience
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1, Article 3 [journal version])
4874  Stéphane Mahuteau
Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Selection Policy and Immigrants' Remittance Behaviour
3417  Steve Dowrick
Massimiliano Tani
International Business Visits and the Technology Frontier
(published in: Economics Letters, 2011, 110 (3), 209-212)
1934  Massimiliano Tani
Head-content or Headcount? Short-term Skilled Labour Movements as a Source of Growth
(published as 'Short-Term Skilled Labour Movements and Economic Growth' in: International Migration, 2008, 46 (3), 161-187)