University of New South Wales (Canberra), Australia, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, University of New South Wales (Canberra), Australia
Migration, skills, graduate labor market
Associate Professor, Macquarie University;Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Canberra, Australia
PhD Economics, Australian National University, 2003
“Job search as a determinant of graduate over-education: Evidence from Australia.” Education Economics (2014, Forthcoming) (with D. Carrol).
“Immigrant over- and under-education: The role of home country labour market experience.” IZA Journal of Migration 1:3 (2012) (with M. Piracha and F. Vadean).
“International business visits and the technology frontier.” Economics Letters 110:3 (2011): 209–212 (with S. Dowrick).
“International migration and inter-regional mobility in the UK: 1982–2000.” Economic Journal 155 (November 2005): F342–F358 (with T. Hatton).
“Have Europeans become more mobile?” Economics Letters 80:1 (2003): 23–30.
Using a point system for selecting immigrants
A point system can select economically desirable immigrants but it cannot prevent poor labor outcomes for immigrantsMassimiliano Tani, May 2014Restricting immigration to young and skilled immigrants using a point system, as in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, succeeds in selecting economically desirable immigrants and provides orderly management of population growth. But the point system cannot fix short-term skilled labor shortages in a timely manner nor prevent poor labor market outcomes for immigrants, since domestic employers can undervalue schooling and work experience acquired abroad. Furthermore, the efficacy of a point system can be compromised if unscreened visa categories receive higher priority.MoreLess