Professor Sholeh Maani

PhD

Biography

Sholeh is a Professor of Economics at The University of Auckland. She is a specialist in applied microeconomics, in particular the economics of the labour market, and the economics of education. Her researched and published work include human capital and wage determination, returns to education, and participation in higher education, income distribution, Maori education, health and housing, intergenerational economic effects, and economic consequences of immigration. As a specialist in economics of education and labour markets, she is engaged in international research collaborations and serves as a research advisor on labour market research and policy in New Zealand and overseas.

She has an ongoing interest in the economics of higher education, and is the author of ‘Investing in Minds: The Economics of Higher Education in New Zealand’ (Institute of Policy Studies). Her current research is on labour market outcomes of increased education, and the economic consequences of skilled immigration.

Sholeh has a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has held visiting scholar positions at NBER, and Harvard University, and visiting professor positions at University of Queensland, Oxford University, and University of Wisconsin. She is a fellow of IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), and co-editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics.She served as the Deputy Head of the Economics Department, University of Auckland through 2008 and 2009. She has served as a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Social Science Advisory Committee, and as the President of the New Zealand Association of Economists.

Areas of expertise

  • Economics of Labour Markets and Labour Market Policy
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of Immigration
  • Income Distribution
  • Health and Housing

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wen, L., & Maani, S. (2018). A panel study of immigrants’ overeducation and earnings in Australia. International Migration10.1111/imig.12425
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40732
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Le Wen
  • Wen, L., & Maani, S. A. (2018). Job mismatches and career mobility. Applied Economics10.1080/00036846.2018.1524569
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Le Wen
  • Li, Q., & Maani, S. (2018). Detecting positive effects of the ASEAN-China free trade agreement on foreign direct investment. International Economics and Economic Policy, 15 (1), 69-87. 10.1007/s10368-016-0366-y
  • Maani, S. (2018). Policy experimentation and impact evaluation: The case of school vouchers in New Zealand. In M. Fabian, R. Breunig (Eds.) Hybrid public policy innovations: Contemporary policy beyond ideology (pp. ). ANU, Australia: Routledge.
  • Yeo, J. Z., & Maani, S. (2017). Educational mismatches and earnings in the New Zealand labour market. New Zealand Economic Papers, 51 (1), 28-48. 10.1080/00779954.2015.1114959
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32124
  • Tse, M. M. H., & Maani, S. A. (2016). The labour market effect of immigration: Accounting for effective immigrant work experience in New Zealand. 1-35. Bonn, Germany: IZA Institute of Labor Economics.
  • Li, Q., Scollay, R., & Maani, S. A. (2016). Effects on China and ASEAN of the ASEAN-China FTA: The FDI Perspective. Journal of Asian Economics, 44, 1-19. 10.1016/j.asieco.2016.05.001
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30943
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rob Scollay
  • Maani, S. (2016). Ethnic networks and location choice of immigrants. IZA World of Labor10.15185/izawol.284
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30104

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OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 3, Room 348
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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