Researcher

Professor Massimiliano Tani Bertuol

My Expertise

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 at

Biography

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

I teach/taught macroeconomics as well as...view more

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

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


My Grants

Grants 2019:

ARC DP (2019): $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 (2019): $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.

 


My Qualifications

PhD in Economics - ANU (2003)

MSc Economics - LSE (1992)

BA Business/Economics - Bocconi (1989)


My Awards

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)


My Research Activities

Currently working on:

1. labour market incentives and teaching as career choice

2. land rights and behavioural / financial decisions in China

3. occupational licensing and under-use of human capital

4. household migration decisions and effects

5. interactions AI-humans

6. labour mobility and productivity

 


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Labour markets, productivity, human capital, AI and interaction with humans, higher education, schooling


Currently supervising

PhD:  

Awarded:

Fatemeh Jalavand (with M O'Donnell and D Prior): The Implications of Corporate Social Responsibility on Defensive and Proactive Corporate Human Rights Approaches: A Theoretical and Empirical Contribution

 

Current:
Andrew Valentine (with K Sharpe):  The labour market for CEO's

Liwen Guo (with Z Cheng and K Sharpe): Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Lun Zhang (with G Withers): Economic effects of high-speed rail in China

Georgia Blood (with K Sharpe): Higher education reform in Australia


My Teaching

ZBUS 8149 - Introduction to Finance

ZBUS 8105 - Finance and Investment Appraisal

Professional Executive Courses: 'Make cost-benefit analysis work for you'; 'Communicate effectively using data'

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Location

Contact

+61 2 5114 5007