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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13728
Zhiming Cheng, Ben Wang, Zhou Jiang, Lucy Taksa, Massimiliano Tani
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13527
published in: Social Indicators Research, 2020, 26, 1-17
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12533
forthcoming in "Migration, Remittances and Sustainable Development in Africa", Edited by M. Konté and L.M.Mbaye, Routledge, London, 2021.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11477
published in: Economic Record, 2019, 95(310), 343-357
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11370
Revised version forthcoming in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11241
published in: International Migration Review, 2020, 54(1), 35-57 (first published online February 5th 2019)