Massimiliano Tani Bertuol

Professor

Professor Massimiliano Tani Bertuol is an Academic in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.

I am an economist by training and my research is applied. My interest focuses on human capital at large: how to foster it, its efficient international transfer through temporary and permanent migration, and its effects on productivity, innovation, and economic growth at a firm or national level. I often use Australian data but work with data on Europe, the US, Africa and China.

I teach/taught macroeconomics as well as finance at both undergraduate and graduate level in face-to-face and distance mode. My education includes a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), a MSc Econ from the LSE and Laurea from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). 

Current affiliations:

2015-present: Professor, School of Business, UNSW Canberra

                     UNSW: CEPAR, Data Science lab, Cyber security (IFCYBER)

2005-present: Research Fellow, Institute for the Future of Labor (IZA), Germany

2018-present: Associate Member, Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

2016-present: Research Fellow, Global Labor Organization (GLO), Maastricht, Netherlands


Employment history:

2015-present: Professor, School of Business, UNSW Canberra

2014-2015: Senior Research Associate, IZA, Bonn, Germany

2007-2013: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Macquarie University

2002-2007: Senior Lecturer, School of Business, UNSW Canberra

Submissions to Government
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Bennett Moses L; Land L; Zalnieriute M; Zhao S; Nicholson K; Sisson S; Tani Bertuol M; Zlatanova S; Brown G; Krebbs S, 2021, Submission: Australian Data Strategy Discussion Paper
2021
Books
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Stiglitz JE; Guest R; Walsh CE, 2014, Introductory Macroeconomics
2014
Book Chapters
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Tani Bertuol M; Mbaye L, 2021, 'Migration, Innovation, and Growth: An African Story?', in Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429288814
2021
Conference Papers
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Manuguerra M; Sofronov G; Tani M; Heller G, 2013, 'Monte Carlo methods in spatio-temporal regression modeling of migration in the EU', in PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2013 IEEE CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR FINANCIAL ENGINEERING & ECONOMICS (CIFER), IEEE, Singapore, SINGAPORE, pp. 128 - 134, presented at IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering and Economics (CIFEr), Singapore, SINGAPORE, 16 April 2013 - 19 April 2013, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/6611708
2013
Cui Y; Tani M; Nahm D, 2012, 'The determinants of employment choice of rural migrant workers in China: SOEs and non-SOEs', in Tsounis N; Vlahvei A (ed.), INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLIED ECONOMICS (ICOAE), ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Dept Econ, Uppsala, SWEDEN, pp. 98 - 107, presented at International Conference on Applied Economics (ICOAE), Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Dept Econ, Uppsala, SWEDEN, 28 June 2012 - 30 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2212-5671(12)00013-5
2012
Sharpe KA; Tani Bertuol MD, 2007, 'Size Matters: Capital Market Size and ERisk-Return Profiles', in 36th Australian Conference of Economists, 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart, presented at 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart, 24 September 2007 - 26 September 2007
2007
Tani M, 2004, 'University Learning and Labour Market Influences', in Pan D; Wang CM; Mohanan KP (eds.), 1st International Conference on Teaching and Leaning in Higher Education, 1st International Conference on Teaching and Leaning in Higher Education, Singapore, pp. 133 - 138, presented at 1st International Conference on Teaching and Leaning in Higher Education, Singapore, 01 December 2004 - 03 December 2004
2004
Journal articles
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Cheng Z; Mendolia S; Paloyo AR; Savage DA; Tani M, 2021, 'Working parents, financial insecurity, and childcare: mental health in the time of COVID-19 in the UK', Review of Economics of the Household, vol. 19, pp. 123 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11150-020-09538-3
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Parasnis J; Carroll D, 2021, 'Why do women become teachers while men don’t?', The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2020-0236
2021
Deygers B; Bigelow M; Nadarajan D; Lo Bianco J; Tani Bertuol M, 2021, 'Low print literacy and its representation in research and policy', Language Assessment Quarterly: an international journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2021.1903471
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Wang BZ; Taksa L; Zhou J, 2021, 'English Skills and Early Labour Market Integration: Evidence from Humanitarian Migrants in Australia', International Migration
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Zhu Y; Huang B, 2021, 'Does higher education make you more entrepreneurial? Causal evidence from China', Journal of Business Research
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Wang H, 2021, 'Energy Poverty and Entrepreneurship', Energy Economics, vol. 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105469
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Parasnis J; Moslehi S; Vejayaratnam J, 2021, 'Assaults during lockdown in NSW and Victoria', Australian Journal of Labour Economics
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Zhu Y; Xu L, 2021, 'The Impact of An Un(der)funded Inclusive Education Policy Evidence from the 2013 China Education Panel Survey', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Wanner P; Pecoraro M, 2021, 'Does educational mismatch affect emigration behaviour?', European Journal of Population
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Dickinson H; Yates S; Smith C, 2021, 'The importance of social supports in education: Survey findings from students with disability and their families during COVID-19', Disability and Society
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Piracha M; Wang BZ, 2020, 'Ageing, health, loneliness and wellbeing', Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-020-02450-4
2020
Tani Bertuol M, 2020, 'Occupational licensing and the skills mismatch of highly educated migrants', British Journal of Industrial Relations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12574
2020
Yates S; Dickinson H; Smith C; Tani Bertuol M, 2020, 'Flexibility in individual funding schemes: How well did Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme support remote learning for students with disability during COVID-19?', Social Policy & Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12670
2020
Wang C; Akgüҫ M; Liu X; Tani M, 2020, 'Expropriation with hukou change and labour market outcomes in China', China Economic Review, vol. 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2019.101391
2020
Tani Bertuol M; Heaton C; Carroll D, 2019, 'Does it pay to graduate from an 'elite' university in Australia?', Economic Record, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12492
2019
Tani Bertuol M, 2018, 'Migration policy and immigrants’ labour market performance', International Migration Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0197918318815608
2018
Tani Bertuol MD; Vivarelli M; Piva M, 2017, 'Business visits, knowledge diffusion and productivity', Journal of Population Economics, vol. 31, pp. 1321 - 1338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0679-3
2017
Tani Bertuol MD, 2017, 'Local signals and the returns to foreign education', Economics of Education Review, vol. 61, pp. 174 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.07.006
2017
Tani M, 2016, 'Hukou changes and social well-being in China', Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, vol. 132, pp. 47 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1247-z
2016
Tani M; Akguec M; Liu X; Zimmermann KF, 2016, 'Risk attitudes and migration', China Economic Review (Amsterdam), vol. 37, pp. 166 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2015.12.004
2016
Cui Y; Nahm D; Tani M, 2015, 'Wage Differentials and Employment Choice of Chinese Rural-Migrant and Urban-Resident Workers', Australian Economic Review, vol. 48, pp. 382 - 399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12129
2015
Akgüç M; Liu X; Tani M; Zimmermann KF, 2015, 'Risk attitudes and migration', China Economic Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2015.12.004
2015
Nahm D; Tani M, 2015, 'Skilled immigrants' contribution to productive efficiency', JOURNAL OF THE ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMY, vol. 20, pp. 594 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13547860.2015.1045325
2015
Cui Y; Nahm D; Tani M, 2015, 'Employment choice and ownership structure in transitional China', The Singapore Economic Review, vol. 62, pp. 1550088 - 1550088, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217590815500885
2015
Carroll D; Tani M, 2015, 'Job search as a determinant of graduate over-education: evidence from Australia', EDUCATION ECONOMICS, vol. 23, pp. 631 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2014.908164
2015
Tani M; Nahm D; Cui Y, 2014, 'The determinants of rural migrants’ employment choice in China: results from joint estimation', Applied Economics Research Bulletin
2014
Tani M; Piracha M; Vaira M, 2014, 'Social capital and immigrants' labour market performance', Papers in Regional Science, vol. 95, pp. S107 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12117
2014
Tani M, 2014, 'Flows of People and Knowledge between Italy and Australia', International Migration, vol. 52, pp. 112 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12150
2014
Sharpe KA; Tani M, 2014, 'Size matters: capital market size and risk-return profiles', Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, vol. 6, pp. 101 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19390459.2013.864155
2014
Byers P; Tani M, 2014, 'Engaging or training sessional staff Evidence from an Australian case of enhanced engagement and motivation in teaching delivery', AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES REVIEW, vol. 56, pp. 13 - 21, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213396400003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Tani M; Mahuteau S; Piracha M; Vaira M, 2014, 'Selection policy and entrepreneurship', International Migration
2014
Tani M, 2014, 'Using a point system for selecting immigrants', IZA World of Labor, http://dx.doi.org/10.15185/izawol.24
2014
Tani M; Byers P, 2014, 'Engaging or training sessional staff: evidence from an Australian case', Australian Universities' Review
2014
Tani M, 2014, 'Business visits and the quest for external knowledge', Research in Labor Economics, vol. 40, pp. 293 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0147-912120140000040011
2014
Tani M; Carroll D, 2013, 'Labour market under-utilisation of recent higher education graduates: new Australian panel evidence', Economics of Education Review
2013
Carroll D; Tani M, 2013, 'Over-education of recent higher education graduates: New Australian panel evidence', ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, vol. 32, pp. 207 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2012.10.002
2013
Tani M; Heaton C; Chan G, 2013, 'The Wage Premium of Foreign Education: New Evidence from Australia', AUSTRALIAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, vol. 46, pp. 395 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12024
2013
Tani M, 2012, 'Does immigration policy affects the education-occupation mismatch? Evidence from Australia', Australian Bulletin of Labour
2012
Piracha M; Tani M; Vadean F, 2012, 'Immigrant over- and under-education: the role of home country labour market experience', IZA JOURNAL OF MIGRATION, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2193-9039-1-3
2012
Dowrick S; Tani M, 2011, 'International business visits and the technology frontier', ECONOMICS LETTERS, vol. 110, pp. 209 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2010.11.023
2011
Tani M; Guo F; Hugo G, 2010, 'Introduction: New Developments in Australia's Skilled Migration Flows', ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 3, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000277167000001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Tani M, 2010, 'International labour visits and knowledge transfers', Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 19, pp. 117 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/011719681001900106
2010
Tani M; Vines P, 2009, 'LAW STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TO EDUCATION: POINTERS TO DEPRESSION IN THE LEGAL ACADEMY AND THE PROFESSION?', LEGAL EDUCATION REVIEW, vol. 19, pp. 3 - 39, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213409400002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2009
Amin Z; Tani M; Eng KH; Samarasekara DD; Huak CY, 2009, 'Motivation, study habits, and expectations of medical students in Singapore.', Med Teach, vol. 31, pp. e560 - e569, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01421590903193554
2009
Ramburuth P; Tani M, 2009, 'The impact of culture on learning: exploring student perceptions', Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, vol. 3, pp. 182 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17504970910984862
2009
Vines PE; Tani M, 2009, 'Law Student's Attitudes to Education: Pointers to Depression in the Legal Academy and the Profession?', Legal Education Review, vol. 19, pp. 3 - 40
2009
Tani M, 2008, 'Raising the in-class participation of Asian students through a writing tool', HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, vol. 27, pp. 345 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360802406817
2008
Tani M, 2008, 'Short-term skilled labour movements and economic growth', INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, vol. 46, pp. 161 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2435.2008.00465.x
2008
Ho MT; Tani M, 2007, 'What medical students value from their teachers', Australian Health Review, vol. 31, pp. 358 - 361
2007
Tani M, 2007, 'International business visits', Agenda: a journal of policy analysis and reform
2007
Tani M, 2006, 'International Business Visits', Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, vol. 13, pp. 323 - 337
2006
Tani M; Sassetti P, 2006, 'Dynamic Asset Allocation Using Systematic Sector Rotation', Journal of Wealth Management, vol. 8, pp. 59 - 70
2006
Markowski S; Tani M, 2005, 'Defense Expenditure, Spill-ins and Threats in Asia-Pacific 1985-2001', Defense and Security Analysis, vol. 21, pp. 243 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0743017052000344938
2005
Hatton TJ; Tani M, 2005, 'Immigration and Inter-regional Mobility in the UK, 1982-2000', The Economic Journal, vol. 115, pp. 342 - 358
2005
Tani M, 2005, 'On the Motivations of Business Travel: Evidence from an Australian Survey', Asia Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 14, pp. 419 - 440
2005
Tani M, 2003, 'Do Foreigners Cusion Native Jobs? The Case of European Regions in the 1990s', Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, vol. 17, pp. 459 - 487
2003
Tani M, 2003, 'Have Europeans become more mobile? A note on regional evolutions in the EU: 1988-1997', Economics Letters, vol. 80, pp. 23 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1765(03)00067-3
2003
Tani M, 2003, 'International Business Travel and Australia`s Skill Endowment', Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, vol. 10, pp. 245 - 258
2003
Reports
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Dickinson H; Smith C; Yates S; Tani Bertuol M, 2020, Not even remotely fair: Experiences of students with disability during COVID-19, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34145.53605, https://cyda.org.au/resources/details/172/not-even-remotely-fair-experiences-of-students-with-disability-during-covid-19-full-report
2020
Other
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Tani Bertuol M, 2020, L’Australia: un Paese da primati, ma fino a quando?, https://www.twai.it/journal/rise-5-1/
2020
Tani Bertuol M, 2018, Using a Points System for Selecting Immigrants, https://www.ifo.de/DocDL/dice-report-2018-1-tani.pdf
2018
Tani M, 2013, Is the point system an effective policy instrument? Yes or no, http://wol.iza.org/articles/using-a-point-system-for-selecting-immigrants.pdf
2013

2011: Vice-Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence  (only 1 award was given out) 

2011: Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence for teaching economics (1 award was given out for each faculty)

Active grants:

ARC DP: $478,000. F Guo, L Taksa, Z Cheng, M Tani, L Liu and KF Zimmermann. Demographic and Social Dimensions of Migrant Ageing and Wellbeing in Australia

NUW Alliance: $73,367 - M Tani, Z Cheng, TYC Ching​, L Si, S Mendolia, A Paloyo, MC Flynn and D Savage. The Effects of Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention on Academic Outcomes in Children with Hearing Loss.

 

Labour market, human capital, migration, labour mobility, productivity, knowledge sharing, economic growth, higher education, schooling, economic decisions, data analysis, interaction technology-humans.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved H1 /High Distinction in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research. If you are interested, contact me via my details within this profile.

Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
Sub Theme
lensSustainment and Network Collaboration
lensPublic Service Management