Sholeh Maani is a Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Management, the University of Auckland. She specializes in applied micro-economics with special interest in the economics of labor markets, education, migration, and earnings. Her published work includes studies on wage determination, returns to education, academic performance, higher education policy, participation in higher education, income distribution, unemployment, ethnicity and gender earnings effects, inter-generational economic effects, migration, and ethnic network effects. She has held visiting professor positions at the University of Queensland, University of Wisconsin, Oxford University, and as visiting scholar at the economics department, Harvard University, and the NBER.

With a PhD from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), she joined the University of Auckland in 1985. She has served as the president of the New Zealand Association of Economists, following two years as vice-president. Her teaching of economics covers both post-graduate and undergraduate levels. She has served on several projects as government or international research advisor on labor market/higher education research and policy in New Zealand and overseas, including the OECD. She is a co- editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2014.

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Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11844
forthcoming in: Applied Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11216
published in International Migration, 2018, 1-24, (DOI: 10.1111/imig.12425)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10422
Michael M. H. Tse, Sholeh A. Maani
Forthcoming in: Population Change and Impacts in Asia and the Pacific
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9475
Jian Z. Yeo, Sholeh A. Maani
published in: New Zealand Economic Papers, 2015, December, 1-21, online first http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779954.2015.1114959
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9352
Sholeh A. Maani, Mengyu Dai, Kerr Inkson
Published in: Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2015, special issue,18(1), 95-112
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