Category Archives: Events

The ‘GIG Economy Around the World’ Online conference of the Wageindicator Foundation on October 23, 2020.

Amsterdam, October 23, 2020, 2 pm. Wageindicator Foundation. Virtual conference on the “GIG Economy Around the World”. Welcome by Paulien Osse, Wageindicator Foundation Director. Keynote speech by Klaus F. Zimmermann (President, GLO; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University). Conference website for registration. GLO and Wageindicator Foundation are collaborating organizations.

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Third Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20: Report and Video.

Third webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20

All the presentation in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of their program participation. Videos of the event are available below.

October 15th Program

Sydney (10pm), Beijing (8pm), Istanbul (3pm), Berlin (2pm), London (1pm), Cape Town (2pm), Washington DC (8am), Santiago de Chile (8am)

  1. Zhiling Wang, Assistant Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and GLO Fellow
    Do International Study Programmes Pay off for Native Students? VIDEO
    (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Francesco Pastore)
  2. Ömer Tuğsal Doruk, Assistant Professor at Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University and GLO Fellow
    School to Work Transition and Macroeconomic Conditions in the Turkish Economy VIDEO
    (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Francesco Pastore)

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.
Full video of the event.
For more information about both speakers and their paper abstracts.

Featured image: Photo-by-The-Coherent-Team-on-Unsplash

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“2nd Bank of Italy Human Capital Workshop” held online on the 26th of October, 2020: Program and how to participate.

Below is the program of the “2nd Bank of Italy Human Capital Workshop”, which will be held online on the 26th of October, 2020. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. To attend please register with: human_capital@bancaditalia.it. The event is co-organized by GLO Fellows Domenico Depalo and Marta De Philippis.

Featured image: jude-beck-unsplash

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Third Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20. First Announcement for October 15, 2020.

Third webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20

All the presentation in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of their program participation.

This seminar is GLO internal, special invitation needed.

First Webinar (seminar on September 10, 2020 with presentations by Yannis Galanakis & Samuel Mann). Report of the event. Watch the video of the event.

Second Webinar (seminar on September 17, 2020 with presentations by Satyendra Kumar Gupta & Kelly Hyde). Report of the event. Watch the video of the event.

October 15th Program

Sydney (10pm), Beijing (8pm), Istanbul (3pm), Berlin (2pm), London (1pm), Cape Town (2pm), Washington DC (8am), Santiago de Chile (8am)

  1. Zhiling Wang, Assistant Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and GLO Fellow
    Do International Study Programmes Pay off for Native Students?
    (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Francesco Pastore)
  2. Ömer Tuğsal Doruk, Assistant Professor at Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University and GLO Fellow
    School to Work Transition and Macroeconomic Conditions in the Turkish Economy
    (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Francesco Pastore)

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.

FOR PAST AND FUTURE EVENTS SEE THE GLO WEBSITE.

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Still ongoing: 33. EBES Conference in Madrid/Spain, October 7-9, 2020.

The 33. EBES (Eurasia Business and Economics Society) Conference in Madrid/Spain on October 7-9, 2020 takes place virtually due to the Coronacrisis: Program. EBES and GLO are partner organizations. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES.

Impressions from the start on October 7 ….

EBES & GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann has opened the event together with EBES Vice President Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin. The event was warmly welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, UNED, Madrid, Spain, Alberto A. Alvarez Lopez. (See below, Alvarez right, Zimmermann, left.)

The opening was followed by a plenary session on publishing in research journals with Marco Vivarelli, Jonathan Batten and Klaus F. Zimmermann.

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33. EBES Conference in Madrid/Spain on October 7-9, 2020 is virtual. Final Program is now available.

Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin

The 33. EBES (Eurasia Business and Economics Society) Conference in Madrid/Spain on October 7-9, 2020 takes place virtually due to the Coronacrisis. The program is now available.

EBES and GLO are partner organizations. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES. EBES & GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann will open the event together with EBES Vice President Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin. Zimmermann will also chair a panel session on publishing in research journals.

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GLO Fellow Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University) spoke about ‘The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans’. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series.

The GLO Virtual Seminar is a monthly internal GLO research event chaired by GLO Director Matloob Piracha and hosted by the GLO partner institution University of Kent. The results are available on the GLO website and the GLO News section, where also the video of the presentation is posted. All GLO related videos are also available in the GLO YouTube channel. (To subscribe go there.)

The last seminar was given on October 1, 2020 by Alfonso Flores-Lagunes on The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans. Below find a report, the video of the seminar and the presentation slides.

Announcement/forthcoming seminar:
November 5, 2020: London/UK at 1-2 pm
Ira Gang, Rutgers University and GLO
Topic: To be announced.
Registration details will be provided in time.

Report

The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans

GLO Virtual Seminar on October 1, 2020
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Syracuse University and GLO
Presentation slides and video of the seminar.

Study finds significant and relevant long-term effects for volunteers.

Based on a joint paper with Xintong Wang and Carlos A. Flores on “The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans: A Bounds Analysis”, forthcoming.

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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Second Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20: Report and Video.

Second webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20

All the presentation in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of their program participation.

September 17th Program

Sydney (10pm), Beijing (8pm), Istanbul (3pm), Berlin (2pm), London (1pm), Cape Town (2pm), Washington DC (8am), Santiago de Chile (8am)

  1. Satyendra Kumar Gupta, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy and GLO Affiliate
    Irrigation and Culture: Gender Roles and Women’s Rights (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Almas Heshmati)
  2. Kelly Hyde, University of Pittsburgh and GLO Affiliate
    The Regressive Costs of Drinking Water Contaminant Avoidance (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Anurag Sharma)

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.
Full video of the event.
For more information about both speakers and their paper abstracts.

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Second Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20. First announcement for September 17, 2020.

Second webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20

All the presentation in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of their program participation.

This seminar is GLO internal, special invitation needed.

First Webinar (seminar on September 10, 2020 with presentations by Yannis Galanakis & Samuel Mann). Report of the event. Watch the video of the event.

September 17th Program

Sydney (10pm), Beijing (8pm), Istanbul (3pm), Berlin (2pm), London (1pm), Cape Town (2pm), Washington DC (8am), Santiago de Chile (8am)

  1. Satyendra Kumar Gupta, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy and GLO affiliate
    Irrigation and Culture: Gender Roles and Women’s Rights (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Almas Heshmati)
  2. Kelly Hyde, University of Pittsburgh and GLO affiliate
    The Regressive Costs of Drinking Water Contaminant Avoidance (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Anurag Sharma)

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.

 Satyendra Kumar Gupta

Satyendra Kumar Gupta is working as assistant professor at Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. He received PhD in economics from NTU Singapore in 2017. His research interest are in long-run economic growth and development economics. His research interplays between the natural endowment, natural experiments and contemporary economic development. His work is published at JEEM, Land Econ, and Econ Letters.

GLO VirtYS Project

Irrigation and Culture: Gender Roles and Women’s Rights

This paper proposes the hypothesis that the historical use of irrigation reduces contemporary female labor force participation and female property rights. We test the hypothesis using an exogenous measure of irrigation and data from pre-industrial societies (Ethnographic Atlas; Standard Cross-Cultural Sample), the Afrobarometer, cross-country data, the European Social Survey, the American Community Survey, and the India Demographic and Household Survey. Our hypothesis receives considerable empirical support. First, in pre-industrial societies, irrigation was associated with reduced female relative participation in agriculture and subsistence activities. Second, we find negative associations between ancestral irrigation and female labor force participation and related attitudes in the contemporary African and Indian populations, 2nd generation European immigrants, 1.5 and 2nd generation US immigrants, and in cross-country data. Third, in Africa and across countries, ancestral irrigation is negatively associated with female property rights. Our estimates are robust to a host of control variables and alternative specifications. We find some support for four potential partial mechanisms. First, due to the common pool nature of irrigation water, pre-industrial societies had more frequent conflicts and warfare. This raised the social status of males and restricted women’s movements away from home. Second, in premodern societies irrigation activities favored males, which caused females to gravitate toward the home. Over time, these two mechanisms have produced a cultural preference against female participation in the formal labor market. Third, irrigation historically produced autocracy, which tends to weaken property rights. Fourth, historical irrigation has yielded collectivism, which is associated with weaker female property rights.

Kelly Hyde

Kelly Hyde is a PhD candidate in economics at University of Pittsburgh, with concentrations in health, environmental, and behavioral economics. His research broadly focuses on the environmental and behavioral determinants of health disparities in both developed and developing economic contexts. Kelly’s recent work studies the relationship between drinking water contamination, extreme temperatures, and dimensions of poverty in the United States, including food security and risks of adverse health outcomes. He contributes to the existing literature on adaptation to and avoidance of environmental shocks by considering their distributional implications, since the cost of avoidance looms larger for budget-constrained households. This research agenda is supported by a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation.

GLO VirtYS Project

The Regressive Costs of Drinking Water Contaminant Avoidance

Up to 45 million Americans in a given year are potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water, increasing their risk of a wide range of adverse health outcomes. Existing literature has demonstrated that individuals respond to drinking water quality violations by increasing their purchases of bottled water and filtration avoidance, thereby avoiding exposure to contaminants. This paper demonstrates that poorer households, for whom the costs of avoidance comprise a greater share of disposable income, bear disproportionate costs of water quality violations in the United States. Following a health-based water quality violation reported to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor households’ expenditure on nutritious grocery products in a nationally representative panel differentially decreases by approximately $7 per month. This is associated with a decrease of about 1,500 calories per household member per day, placing these individuals at a higher risk of food insecurity. This finding suggests that the indirect costs of drinking water contamination through economic channels exacerbate health disparities associated with poverty.

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First Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20: Report and Video.

First webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20

All the presentation in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of their program participation.

September 10th Program

Sydney (10pm), Beijing (8pm), Istanbul (3pm), Berlin (2pm), London (1pm), Cape Town (2pm), Washington DC (8am), Santiago de Chile (8am)

  1. Yannis Galanakis, University of Kent and GLO affiliate
    Female Human Capital Mismatch: An extension for the British public sector (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Nick Drydakis). VIDEO of this presentation.
  2. Samuel Mann, Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods and GLO affiliate
    Gender Identity, Employment, Self-Employment and Trans Legislation (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Nick Drydakis). VIDEO of this presentation.

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.
Full video of the event.
For more information about both speakers and their paper abstract.

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Chula-GLO Publication Workshop: Advancing knowledge and promoting the dissemination of labor-related research through publishing in high impact factor journals on 16 Sept 2020, 9-12 am (Bangkok time).

GLO Country Lead Thailand Ruttiya Bhula-or (Chulalongkorn University) and GLO Southeast Asia Lead M Niaz Asadullah (University of Malaya) are heading a Chula-GLO Publication Workshop on “Publishing in high impact factor journals”. The event takes place on 16 September 2020, 9-12 am (Bangkok time).

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GLO Fellow Kompal Sinha (Macquarie University) spoke about ‘Paid Parental Leave and Maternal Mental Health’. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series.

The GLO Virtual Seminar is a monthly internal GLO research event chaired by GLO Director Matloob Piracha and hosted by the GLO partner institution University of Kent. The results are available on the GLO website and the GLO News section, where also the video of the presentation is posted. All GLO related videos are also available in the GLO YouTube channel. (To subscribe go there.)

The last seminar was given by Kompal Sinha on Paid Parental Leave and Maternal Mental Health. Below find a report, the video of the seminar and the presentation slides.

Announcement/forthcoming seminar:
October 1, 2020: London/UK at 1-2 pm Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University and GLO)
Topic: To be announced.
Registration details will be provided in time.

Report

Paid Parental Leave and Maternal Mental Health

GLO Virtual Seminar on September 3, 2020: Kompal Sinha
Macquarie University and GLO
Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics
GLO Cluster Lead “Development, Health, Inequality and Behavior”
Presentation Slides. Video of Seminar.

Related paper: The presentation of Kompal Sinha is based on a joint paper with Anam Bilgrami and Henry Cutler of the Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University, on “The impact of introducing a national scheme for Paid Parental Leave on maternal mental health outcomes“, forthcoming Health Economics.

Abstract

Paid maternity leave is an essential component of a progressive society. It can enhance postnatal health, improve mother and child wellbeing, and deliver better labour market outcomes for mothers. We evaluate the impact of the introduction of Australia’s Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme in 2011 and complementary Dad and Partner Pay (DAPP) in 2013 on maternal mental health. Using a sample of 1,480 births to eligible, partnered women between 2004-2016 and a range of mental health outcomes from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey, we find depression likelihood reduced significantly in post-reform years. When focusing on post-DAPP years and women whose partners had concurrent access to DAPP, significant mental health improvements were found across a wider range of measures including the Mental Component Summary (MCS) score and specific SF-36 items that have a high sensitivity for detecting major depression. Subgroup analysis suggests significant improvements applied specifically to first-time mothers and mothers with employer-paid maternity leave and unpaid leave entitlements. These results suggest that an increase in PPL and DAPP entitlements for mothers without access to employer-paid and unpaid leave entitlements, particularly those in less secure employment, may further reduce postnatal depression and improve health equity in Australia.

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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First Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20

First webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20

All the presentation in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of their program participation.

This seminar is GLO internal, special invitation needed.

September 10th Program

Sydney (10pm), Beijing (8pm), Istanbul (3pm), Berlin (2pm), London (1pm), Cape Town (2pm), Washington DC (8am), Santiago de Chile (8am)

  1. Yannis Galanakis, University of Kent and GLO affiliate
    Female Human Capital Mismatch: An extension for the British public sector (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Nick Drydakis). VIDEO of this presentation.
  2. Samuel Mann, Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods and GLO affiliate
    Gender Identity, Employment, Self-Employment and Trans Legislation (GLO VirtYS program advisor Professor Nick Drydakis). VIDEO of this presentation.

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.
Full video of the event.

 Yannis Galanakis

Yannis Galanakis is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Economics at the University of Kent (UK). His research centres around Labour Economics and Applied Microeconomics. Yannis’ recent empirical and theoretical work regards the Human Capital Mismatch (HCM) in the labour market accounting for differences across workers in more than one dimension of skill. His contribution argues that the mismatch might come from market frictions; hence, he proposes an alternative method to estimate its extent. Part of his analysis focuses on the female labour market highlighting not only the magnitude of their HCM, but also the discrimination they face even before entering the market. Furthermore, Yannis is a network research affiliate of the GLO. He participated in the VirtYS program for 2019/20. His project – advised by Prof. Nick Drydakis – intersects the female employees’ HCM and the public-sector affiliation. For more information, please visit https://ygalanak.github.io/.

GLO VirtYS Project

Female Human Capital Mismatch: An extension for the British public sector

This paper looks at the extent of labour market mismatch of public-sector female employees. It contributes to earlier findings for the British labour market by accounting for the endogenous self-selection into jobs. Estimates are based on data from the British Household Panel Study and the ‘Understanding Society’ covering the years 1991-2016. The analysis verifies that the public sector offers a few low-skilled jobs and employs, mostly, highly-educated (female) workers. Regarding the market flows, findings show the greater mobility of the female workforce, which moves proportionately between sectors. Greater in-/out-flows to/from private sector are observed regardless the gender of the employee. Once comparing women to the median employee, a sizeable incidence of mismatch arises due to negative selection. Specifications using the selection model for the public sector illustrate a systematically higher magnitude of mismatch. Pooled results seem to dominate when women seen in the male labour market or in a restricted subsample. Finally, the map of occupations in mismatch supports that the public sector is more attractive as a waiting room for highly-qualified graduates. They queue less time until they find a good job. Hence, policy implications regarding the allocation of jobs for women may arise.

Samuel Mann

Samuel Mann is an applied labour economist with expertise in the areas of LGBT+ economics, wellbeing, inequality, and political economy. His (ESRC funded) PhD thesis was titled “Sexual Orientation and Wellbeing”. Since completing his PhD, he has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Welsh Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) at Swansea University. His postdoctoral research explores the wellbeing, labour market outcomes, and trust of sexual minorities, and evaluates the impact of different policies on these measures. Samuel has previously published in journals such as Work, Employment, and Society, and Economic Letters. As a GLO virtual young scholar Samuel has worked under the supervision of Prof. Nick Drydakis on a project analysing the labour market outcomes of transgender people in the US and evaluating the impact of several trans policies.

GLO VirtYS Project

Gender Identity, Employment, Self-Employment and Trans Legislation

This paper uses data from the BRFSS over the period 2014-2018 to document the incidence of employment and self-employment of trans individuals compared to their cisgender counterparts. Additionally, the effects of employment non-discrimination acts, credit non-discrimination acts, and restrictions on changing gender identity on ID documents are analysed for the first time. Results demonstrate that FtM and gender nonconforming trans people are less likely to be employed than their cisgender counterparts in the US, while MtF trans people are more likely than their cisgender counterparts to be employed. FtM trans people are less likely to be self-employed than their cisgender counterparts, while MtF trans people are more likely to be self-employed. On the surface our policy analysis suggests that all three policies have little impact on the employment and self-employment of trans people, however, further analysis highlights that these policies do have positive impacts on certain trans populations, namely, older and non-college educated transgender people. ENDA’s and removing the requirement of surgical procedures to reassign the gender on birth certificates have the greatest traction in improving the employment outcomes of trans people, while credit non-discrimination acts have the greatest traction in increasing the self-employment incidence of trans people. The findings highlight the important role that trans legislation has on the labour market outcomes of trans people, and the detrimental economic impact of surgical requirements to reassign gender on birth certificates.

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Forthcoming: GLO/EHERO Special Workshop on Well-being. Now scheduled for September 24-25, 2020. Program out.

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) have joined forces to organize a special event on “Well-being Economics” dealing with the two themes: “Labor, Development, and Well-being” and “Migration, Politics, and Well-being Research”.

The GLO/EHERO special sessions on well-being, which were originally a part of the 18th International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies ISQOLS Annual Conference on August 25-28, 2020, have now been rescheduled as a separate online event that will take place on September 24-25, 2020.

Program

GLO – EHERO Organizers

Milena Nikolova (University of Groningen and GLO)
GLO Cluster Lead “Economics of Happiness”; Email: m.v.nikolova@rug.nl

Martijn Hendriks (EHERO and GLO) and Martijn Burger (EHERO)

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GLO Fellow Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po, Paris) discusses ‘The Political Economy of Populism’. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series.

The GLO Virtual Seminar is a monthly internal GLO research event chaired by GLO Director Matloob Piracha and hosted by the GLO partner institution University of Kent. The results are available on the GLO website and the GLO News section, where also the video of the presentation is posted. All GLO related videos are also available in the GLO YouTube channel. (To subscribe go there.)

The last seminar was given by Sergei Guriev on The Political Economy of Populism. Below find a report, the video of the seminar and the background paper.

Announcement/forthcoming seminar:
September 3, 2020: London/UK at 1-2 pm Kompal Sinha, Macquarie University and GLO
Topic: To be announced.
Registration details will be provided in time.

Report

The Political Economy of Populism

GLO Virtual Seminar on August 6, 2020 with Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po & GLO). Video !!!

Related paper: Sergei Guriev and Elias Papaioannou,
The Political Economy of Populism. PDF
Draft prepared for the Journal of Economic Literature.

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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Highlights from the 32nd EBES Conference Istanbul, August 5-7, 2020. Virtual event was opened by EBES Vice-President Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin & EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann.

The 32nd EBES (Eurasia Business and Economics Society) Conference in Istanbul took place on August 5-7, 2020. Due to the Coronacrisis, it took place virtually. Final program.

EBES and GLO are partner organizations. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES. Among the highlights were the sessions below with GLO Fellows Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Jonathan Batten, Marco Vivarelli and Dorothea Schäfer. Asli Demirguc-Kunt (World Bank) spoke on the occasion of her appointment as EBES Fellow 2020. Klaus F. Zimmermann congratulated her to this honor and closed the appointment session.

From the left: Batten, Bilgin, Schäfer, Vivarelli, Zimmermann

In his opening speech, EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann was using his recent joint paper in The World Economy with EBES colleagues to introduce the inter-country transmission challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic and outlined the consequences for academic networking and conferencing. He was calling for attempts to introduce social components into virtual conferences.

Klaus F. Zimmermann, Gokhan Karabulut, Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin and Asli Cansin Doker  (2020), “Inter-country Distancing, Globalization and the Coronavirus Pandemic“, The World Economy, 43,1484-1498. OPEN ACCESS

The Keynote Panel on How Covid-19 can help us build a better society? was chaired and guided by Jonathan Batten. Klaus F. Zimmermann spoke on human resources issues, Marco Vivarelli an the labor market and Dorothea Schäfer on financial markets.

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BACKGROUND PAPER mentioned by Zimmermann as an example in his panel contribution.
UNU-MERIT Discussion Paper No. 2020-015
Taking the challenge: A joint European policy response to the corona crisis to strengthen the public sector and restart a more sustainable and social Europe
by Jo Ritzen, Javi Lopez, André Knottnerus, Salvador Pérez-Moreno, George Papandreou & Klaus F. Zimmermann

• Strong & social Europe
• Joint Euro area monetary funding
• Joint Euro area borrowing conditional on strong commitments for sustainable development
• Better public sector with joint taxation
• Sound fiscal behavior
• Full employment strategy with vocational training, retraining
• Free internal mobility, open labor immigration policy; joint refugee policy.
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32nd EBES Conference takes place virtually administered from Istanbul, August 5-7, 2020. Final Program available now.

The 32nd EBES (Eurasia Business and Economics Society) Conference in Istanbul was moved to August 5-7, 2020 due to the Coronacrisis. It takes place virtually. The final program is now available.

EBES and GLO are partner organizations. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES.

Among the highlights are the sessions below with GLO Fellows Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Jonathan Batten, Marco Vivarelli and Dorothea Schäfer.

Asli Demirguc-Kunt will speak on the occasion of her appointment as EBES Fellow 2020.

Dr. Asli Demirguc-Kunt is the Chief Economist of Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. Over her 30-year career in the World Bank, she has also served as the Director of Research, Director of Development Policy, and the Chief Economist of the Finance and Private Sector Development Network, conducting research and advising on financial and private sector development issues. She has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Perspectives etc. and is among the most-cited researchers in the world (Google Scholar = 76K). Her research has focused on the links between financial development, firm performance, and economic development. Banking and financial crises, financial regulation, access to financial services and inclusion, as well as SME finance and entrepreneurship are among her areas of research. She has also created the Global Financial Development Report series and the Global Findex financial inclusion database. She was the President of the International Atlantic Economic Society (2013-14) and Director of the Western Economic Association (2015-18) and serves on the editorial boards of professional journals. Prior to her position in the World Bank, she was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Ohio State University.

Eurasia Business and Economics Society

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Marie Claire Villeval teaches norms in the streets. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series.

The GLO Virtual Seminar is a monthly internal GLO research event chaired by GLO Director Matloob Piracha hosted by the GLO partner institution University of Kent. The results are posted on the GLO website and the GLO News section, where also the Video of the presentation is posted. All GLO related videos are also available in the GLO YouTube channel. (To subscribe go there.)

Announcement:
August 6, 2020; London/UK at 1-2 pmSergei Guriev, Sciences Po, Paris, and GLO
The Political Economy of Populism
Registration details will be provided in time.

Report

Teaching Norms in the Streets

GLO Virtual Seminar on July 9, 2020 with Marie Claire Villeval, (CNRS & GLO). Video!!

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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Series of webinars (July 9-30, 2020) on “Modeling COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources, Methodology, and Applications”. Register Now!

Modeling COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources, Methodology, and Applications

9:00-11:00 PM, Thursday, July 9-30, 2020 (US Eastern Time)

Register Now!

Co-Organizers:

Sponsor: Taikang Luojia Institute

Co-sponsors:

  • Global Labor Organization
  • Department of Earth Sciences, Tsinghua University
  • School of Public Health, Peking Union Medical College
  • Meinian Public Health Research Institute, Peking University Health Science Center
  • Geocomputation Center for Social Sciences, Wuhan University
  • School of Public Health, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • School of Medicine and Health Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • School of Public Health, Central South University
  • School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University 
  • School of Health Policy and Management, Nanjing Medical University
  • School of Health Care Management, Shandong University
  • School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • School of Public Health, Southern Medical University 
  • School of Public Health, Guizhou Medical University   
  • School of Public Health, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University
  • Institute of Health Education and Lifecourse Promotion (iHELP)

9:00-11:00 PM, July 9, 2020

I. Overview (in Chinese)

  • An Overview of Models for COVID-19 Pandemic, Perter Song, University Michigan
  • An Overview of Data and Resources for COVID-19 Modeling, Tao Hu, Harvard University

Discussants:

  • Qiushi Chen, Penn State University
  • Chaowei Yang, George Mason University

Chair: Harry Zhang, Old Dominion University

9:00-11:00 PM, July 16, 2020

II. Methodology (in Chinese)

  • Peng Gong, Tsinghua University
  • Jian Ni, Johns Hopkins University

Discussants:

  • Shiyong Liu, Southwest University of Finance and Economics
  • Mingwang Shen, Xian Jiaotong University

Chair: Jian Wang, Wuhan University

9:00-11:00 PM, July 23, 2020

III. Applications (in English)

  • Xi Chen, Yale University
  • Winnie Chi-Man Yip, Harvard University

Discussants:

  • Yiwei Chen, Stanford University
  • Liming Cai, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Chair: Mengxi Zhang, Ball State University

9:00-11:00 PM, July 30, 2020

IV. Predictions, Role of Intervention and the Historic National Lockdown in India (in English)

  • Bhramar Mukherjee, Debashree Ray, Maxwell Salvatore, Rupam Bhttacharyya, University of Michigan

Discussant:

  • Yanfang Su, University of Washington

Chair: Lizheng Shi, Tulane University

Background:

As a joint effort by scholars and professionals from the Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University, the Geo-Computation Center for Social Sciences at Wuhan University, the China Data Institute, the Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University, RMDS Lab, and some other institutions, an initiative on “Resources for COVID-19 Study” was sponsored by the China Data Lab project (http://chinadatalab.net). The objectives of this project are: (1) to provide data support for the spatial study of COVID-19 at local, regional and global levels with information collected and integrated from different sources; (2) to facilitate quantitative research on spatial spreading and impacts of COVID-19 with advanced methodology and technology; (3) to promote collaborative research on the spatial study of COVID-19 on the China Data Lab, Dataverse and WorldMap platforms; and (4) to build research capacity for future collaborative projects. This forum will discuss data resources, methodology, technology, and applications for COVID-19 models across countries and regions.

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Webinar with GLO Southeast Asia Lead Niaz Asadullah on “COVID-19, Schooling and Learning in Bangladesh”

Special COVID-19 webinar by GLO Southeast Asia Lead Niaz Asadullah on the human capital crisis caused by the pandemic in Bangladesh. Professor Asadullah will share his preliminary findings from a nationwide survey conducted in collaboration with the Brac Institute of Governance and Development.

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COVID-19, Schooling and Learning in Bangladesh 
to be held on 
Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 3:00-4:30 pm (Bangladesh Standard Time).
Please register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ME2TqSIxRaah-ptfgHtFQg 
Please register early, participation slots are limited! 
You can also participate through our Facebook page

We would like to invite you to join the webinar where we will share the findings from our rapid research on

COVID-19, Schooling and Learning: Study on Older Primary & Secondary Students in Bangladesh” 

The education system in Bangladesh has always struggled to provide quality education to nearly 40 million children enrolled in schools. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this learning crisis as all educational institutions across the country have been closed for over two months with no immediate plans for reopening. Yet this pressing concern has received little national attention.

In our attempt to shed light on the issue of our future generation during the pandemic, we have conducted a nationwide phone survey of about 4,700 households using existing survey frame to document the disruption to learning activities and time allocation caused by the pandemic and to inform policy-makers on the effectiveness of their technology-driven initiatives. 

In the webinar, our researcher Dr Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Economics, University of Malaya, will present the key findings of the study. Followed by the presentation, there will be a panel discussion and a Q&A session open to the participants.

We look forward to your participation.  

Imran Matin 

Executive Director
BRAC  – Institute of Governance & Development

Brac Institute of Governance and Development

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Report on the ‘Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference’, June 5-7, on COVID-19. With links to videos of the keynote lectures of Acemoglu & Manski.

Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference. The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) were jointly organizing a virtual conference on economic issues related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Speakers of June 7

Lamis Kattan, Jianan Lu, Stefan Pichler, Domenico Depalo, Robin Kaiji Gong & Sergio Scicchitano

Organizers

Wei Shi, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Shuaizhang Feng & Yingyao Hu

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Day II Flashlight: IESR-GLO Joint Conference on COVID-19 with Daron Acemoglu, Charles Manski & 16 paper presenters & 16 discussants. Last conference day.

Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference. The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) are jointly organizing a virtual conference on economic issues related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

  • Keynote addresses by Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Charles Manski (Northwestern University).

Day 2; Saturday. June 6, 2020.
Keynote: Charles Manski (Northwestern University)
Introduced by Session Chair Yingyao Hu (Johns Hopkins University)

A selection of panelists:
Bruce A. Weinberg, Sen Ma, Osea Giuntella, Jubo Jan, and Yubo Yan

Organizers

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In Operation: IESR-GLO Joint Conference on COVID-19 with Daron Acemoglu, Charles Manski & 16 paper presenters. Second day today. Some pictures of yesterday.

Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference. The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) are jointly organizing a virtual conference on economic issues related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

  • Keynote addresses by Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Charles Manski (Northwestern University).

Organizers

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Full Program & Registration for Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference with Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Charles Manski (Northwestern University) now available.

Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference. The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) are jointly organizing a virtual conference on economic issues related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We provide a platform for economists to exchange ideas on improving responses to Covid-19 through a series of presentations of high-quality academic papers.

  • We are pleased to announce that the conference will feature keynote addresses by Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Charles Manski (Northwestern University).

Organizers

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Call for Papers: Virtual IESR-GLO Conference on the Economics of Covid-19 with Daron Acemoglu & Charles Manski

Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference. The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) are jointly organizing a virtual conference on the economic issues related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We intend to provide a platform for economists to exchange ideas on improving responses to Covid-19 through a series of presentations of high-quality academic papers.

  • We are pleased to announce that the conference will feature keynote addresses by Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Charles Manski (Northwestern University).
  • The conference will be held from June 5 (Friday) to June 7 (Sunday) through Zoom Webinar. Each presentation will take 25 minutes. We also welcome proposals of a session of two related papers.

Please submit a paper at https://wj.qq.com/s2/6209137/1e75 no later than May 24. The contact author will be notified of the decision by May 27. Considering the time constraint, submissions before May 24 are very much appreciated and we will contact authors of accepted papers as quickly as possible. We charge no fees.

Tentative Schedule (local time) for June 5 (Friday), June 6 (Saturday), June 7 (Sunday):

 BeijingBerlinWashington DC
Regular session, 2 papers, 25min + 10min discussant + 10min Q&A8:15pm – 9:45pm2:15pm – 3:45pm8:15am – 9:45am
Keynote session, 40 min talk + 10 min Q&A10:00pm – 10:50pm4:00pm – 4:50pm10:00am – 10:50am
Regular session, 2 papers, 25min + 10min discussant + 10min Q&A11:00pm – 12:30am5:00pm – 6:30pm11:00am – 12:30pm

Organizers

The conference is supported by the Journal of Population Economics. The Journal welcomes submissions dealing with the demographic aspects of the coronavirus crisis. After fast refereeing, successful papers will be published in the next available issue.

For inquiries regarding the conference, please contact Wei Shi at wshi16@jnu.edu.cn. If you encounter any submission problems, please contact Indre Krakauskaite at indre.krakauskaite@gmail.com. The conference website is https://iesr.jnu.edu.cn/IESR_GLO/main.htm.

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32nd EBES Conference in Istanbul has been moved to August 5-7, 2020 due to the Coronacrisis

The 32nd EBES Conference in Istanbul was moved to August 5-7, 2020 due to the Coronacrisis.

See PDF of New Call.

32nd EBES Conference – Istanbul, August 5-7, 2020, Istanbul, Turkey
Hosted by Kadir Has University

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Marco Vivarelli and Dorothea Schäfer will join the conference as keynote speakers:

Dr. Asli Demirguc-Kunt is the Chief Economist of Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. Over her 30-year career in the World Bank, she has also served as the Director of Research, Director of Development Policy, and the Chief Economist of the Finance and Private Sector Development Network, conducting research and advising on financial and private sector development issues. She has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Perspectives etc. and is among the most-cited researchers in the world (Google Scholar = 76K). Her research has focused on the links between financial development, firm performance, and economic development. Banking and financial crises, financial regulation, access to financial services and inclusion, as well as SME finance and entrepreneurship are among her areas of research. She has also created the Global Financial Development Report series and the Global Findex financial inclusion database. She was the President of the International Atlantic Economic Society (2013-14) and Director of the Western Economic Association (2015-18) and serves on the editorial boards of professional journals. Prior to her position in the World Bank, she was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Ohio State University.

Klaus F. Zimmermann is President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO); Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT; Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University (em.); Honorary Professor, Maastricht University, Free University of Berlin and Renmin University of China; Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Regional Science Academy, and Academia Europaea (Chair of its Section for Economics, Business and Management Sciences). Among others, he has worked at Macquarie University, the Universities of Melbourne, Princeton, Harvard, Munich, Kyoto, Mannheim, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania. Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Fellow of the European Economic Association (EEA). Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics. Editorial Board of International Journal of Manpower, Research in Labor Economics and Comparative Economic Studies, among others. Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Past-President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award 1998 of the Canada Council for the Arts; Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank. Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow 2017; Eminent Research Scholar Award 2017, Australia; EBES Fellow Award 2018. He has published in many top journals including Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Population Economics and Journal of Public Economics. His research fields are population, labor, development, and migration.

Marco Vivarelli is a full professor at the Catholic University of Milano, where he is also Director of the Institute of Economic Policy. He is Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht; Research Fellow at IZA, Bonn; Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). He is member of the Scientific Executive Board of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES); member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO, Vienna) and has been scientific consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO), World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Commission. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasian Business Review, Editor of Small Business Economics, Associate Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, Associate Editor of Economics E-Journal, member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability and he has served as a referee for more than 70 international journals. He is author/editor of various books and his papers have been published in journals such as Cambridge Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Labour Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Regional Studies, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal, World Bank Research Observer, and World Development. His current research interests include the relationship between innovation, employment, and skills; the labor market and income distribution impacts of globalization; the entry and post-entry performance of newborn firms.

Dorothea Schäfer is the Research Director of Financial Markets at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Adjunct Professor of Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University. She has also worked as an evaluator for the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Chairwoman of Evaluation Committee for LOEWE (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz des Bundeslandes Hessen). She managed various research projects supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the EU Commission, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Stiftung Geld und Währung. Her researches were published in various journals such as Journal of Financial Stability; German Economic Review; International Journal of Money and Finance; Small Business Economics; and Economic Modelling. She is regularly invited as an expert in parliamentary committees, including the Finance Committee of the Bundestag and gives lectures on financial market issues in Germany and abroad. She is also a member of the Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief of the policy-oriented journal “Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung” (Quarterly Journal for Economic Research) and Editor-in-Chief of Eurasian Economic Review. Her research topics include financial crisis, financial market regulation, financing constraints, gender, and financial markets, financial transaction tax.

Board

Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT and Maatricht University, The NetherlandsProf. Jonathan Batten, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, U.S.A.
Prof. Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. John Rust, Georgetown University, U.S.A.
Prof. Dorothea Schäfer, German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin, Germany
Prof. Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Abstract/Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts or papers no later than July 3, 2020
For submission, please visit our website at https://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/32nd-EBES-Conference-Istanbul/Abstract-Submission.aspx no submission fee is required.
General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to ebes@ebesweb.org.

Publication Opportunities

Qualified papers can be published in EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) or EBES Proceedings books after a peer-review process without any submission or publication fees. In this regard, qualified papers from the 32nd EBES Conference will be published in the special issues of EABR and EAER. However, if there are not enough qualified papers submitted for the special issues, there will be no special issues and qualified papers will be published in the regular issues of the journals.

EBES journals (EABR and EAER) are published by Springer and both are indexed in the SCOPUS, EBSCO EconLit with Full Text, Google Scholar, ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide, CNKI, EBSCO Business Source, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO TOC Premier, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Business Premium Collection, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Turkey Database, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Cabell’s Directory, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. In addition, while EAER is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), EABR is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Also, all accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the Conference Program and the Abstract Book (with an ISBN number). It will be distributed to all conference participants at the conference via USB. Although submitting full papers are not required, all the submitted full papers will also be included in the conference proceedings in a USB. After the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to send their paper to be published (after a refereeing process managed by EBES) in the Springer’s series Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics (no submission and publication fees).

This will also be sent to Clarivate Analytics in order to be reviewed for coverage in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH). Please note that the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (Vol. 2), and 24th EBES Conference Proceedings are accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH). Other conference proceedings are in progress.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Start Date: January 15, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 3, 2020
Reply-by: July 6, 2020*
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2020
Announcement of the Program: July 20, 2020
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): July 17, 2020**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: September 15, 2020

* The decision regarding the acceptance/rejection of each abstract/paper will be communicated with the corresponding author within a week of submission.

** Completed paper submission is optional. If you want to be considered for the Best Paper Award or your full paper to be included in the conference proceedings in the USB, after submitting your abstract before July 3, 2020, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by July 17, 2020.

Contact

Ugur Can, Director of EBES (ebes@ebesweb.org)
Dr. Ender Demir, Conferene Coordinator of EBES (demir@ebesweb.org)

Eurasia Business and Economics Society

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A joint European policy response to the corona crisis to strengthen the public sector and restart a more sustainable and social Europe. Jo Ritzen and colleagues in a new UNU-MERIT Discussion Paper and Discussion Event.

There is little doubt that –whatever countries do to fight the virus- the economies of many EU countries will be in serious disarray. It is likely that Governments and the EU in the struggle to regain employment and income will fall back into the “old normal” and put aside their agreed strategies to achieve sustainability and to further a social Europe with a strong public sector.

A vision is presented for an emergence of EU countries out of the crisis with sustainability and with an improvement of the public sector. EU cooperation is a must for that vision, with a commitment of EU countries to the conditionality’s for joint Euro area monetary funding (ECB) and joint Euro area borrowing (though ESM) or joint European borrowing through the EIB or otherwise. These conditionality’s are in terms of a commitment to sustainable development, to improvement of the public sector (health and education), to joint taxation as well as to sound fiscal behavior.

  • A memorandum by Jo Ritzen (together with Javi Lopez, André Knottnerus, Salvador Perez Moreno, George Papandreou and Klaus F. Zimmermann) has just elaborated this in a new UNU-MERIT Working Paper (see online access below).
  • Jo Ritzen has presented the memorandum in a UNU-MERIT seminar in Maastricht on April 23, 2020. His presentation was followed by a discussion prepared by Luc Soete and Bart Verspagen.

Some insights to begin with:

  • The lockdown measures will cause a tremendous recession, much stronger than the global (2007-8) financial crisis with substantial long-term negative consequences for government debt and the flexibility of government activities.
  • The burden for the next generations has therefore substantially increased above the huge challenges already present through climate change, demographic imbalances, global refugee pressures and digitization.
  • The state is back in a dominant role for society and economy, while the end of Schengen and of free labor mobility seem possible (if not even likely).
  • Europe has been largely absent in the initial response to the Corona-crisis leaving the message:  the European Union is superfluous.
  • This is a dangerous development since a strong European collaboration is essential to deal with the challenges and to ensure a healthy and prosperous social and economic development of Europe.
  • The challenge has to be used to foster structural reforms to invest in the future to strengthen education, digital and transportation infrastructure, the healthcare industry, and to handle the challenges of climate change, demography, open labor markets and refugees.

GLO Fellow Jo Ritzen is a Professorial Fellow of UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. UNU-MERIT is a joint institute of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University. Ritzen is a former Minister of Education, Culture, and Science of the Netherlands, served in the Dutch Cabinet at the Maastricht Treaty. He is a former Vice President of the World Bank and a former President of Maastricht University.

Taking the challenge: A joint European policy response to the corona crisis to strengthen the public sector and restart a more sustainable and social Europe

Jo Ritzen, Javi Lopez, André Knottnerus, Salvador Perez Moreno, George Papandreou and Klaus F. Zimmermann

UNU-MERIT Discussion Paper No. 2020-015

  • Jo Ritzen, Professor UNU‐MERIT, Maastricht University, and GLO Fellow
  • Javi Lopez, Member European Parliament
  • André Knottnerus, former President Scientific Council for Government Policy, the Netherlands and Professor Maastricht University,
  • Salvador Perez Moreno, Professor University of Malaga and GLO Fellow
  • George Papandreou, Member of Parliament, Greece, and Former Prime Minister, Greece,
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann, Professor University of Bonn and UNU‐MERIT, Maastricht University, and President, GLO

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32. EBES Conference – Istanbul/Turkey on July 1-3, 2020. Call for contributions.

Interested researchers are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation consideration. The 32. EBES Conference – Istanbul will take place on July 1-3, 2020 hosted by the Kadir Has University, Istanbul/Turkey, with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association.

This is a GLO supported conference. EBES is the Eurasia Business and Economics Society, a strategic partner and institutional supporter of GLO. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Asli Demirguc-Kunt is the Chief Economist of Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. Over her 30-year career in the World Bank, she has also served as the Director of Research, Director of Development Policy, and the Chief Economist of the Finance and Private Sector Development Network, conducting research and advising on financial and private sector development issues. She has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Perspectives etc. and is among the most-cited researchers in the world (Google Scholar = 76K). Her research has focused on the links between financial development, firm performance, and economic development. Banking and financial crises, financial regulation, access to financial services and inclusion, as well as SME finance and entrepreneurship are among her areas of research. She has also created the Global Financial Development Report series and the Global Findex financial inclusion database. She was the President of the International Atlantic Economic Society (2013-14) and Director of the Western Economic Association (2015-18) and serves on the editorial boards of professional journals. Prior to her position in the World Bank, she was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Ohio State University.

Klaus F. Zimmermann is President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO); Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT; Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University (em.); Honorary Professor, Maastricht University, Free University of Berlin and Renmin University of China; Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Regional Science Academy, and Academia Europaea (Chair of its Section for Economics, Business and Management Sciences). Among others, he has worked at Macquarie University, the Universities of Melbourne, Princeton, Harvard, Munich, Kyoto, Mannheim, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania. Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Fellow of the European Economic Association (EEA). Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics. Editorial Board of International Journal of Manpower, Research in Labor Economics and Comparative Economic Studies, among others. Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Past-President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award 1998 of the Canada Council for the Arts; Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank. Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow 2017; Eminent Research Scholar Award 2017, Australia; EBES Fellow Award 2018. He has published in many top journals including Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Population Economics and Journal of Public Economics. His research fields are population, labor, development, and migration.

Marco Vivarelli is a full professor at the Catholic University of Milano, where he is also Director of the Institute of Economic Policy. He is Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht; Research Fellow at IZA, Bonn; Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). He is member of the Scientific Executive Board of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES); member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO, Vienna) and has been scientific consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO), World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Commission. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasian Business Review, Editor of Small Business Economics, Associate Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, Associate Editor of Economics E-Journal, member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability and he has served as a referee for more than 70 international journals. He is author/editor of various books and his papers have been published in journals such as Cambridge Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Labour Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Regional Studies, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal, World Bank Research Observer, and World Development. His current research interests include the relationship between innovation, employment, and skills; the labor market and income distribution impacts of globalization; the entry and post-entry performance of newborn firms.

Dorothea Schäfer is the Research Director of Financial Markets at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Adjunct Professor of Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University. She has also worked as an evaluator for the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Chairwoman of Evaluation Committee for LOEWE (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz des Bundeslandes Hessen). She managed various research projects supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the EU Commission, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Stiftung Geld und Währung. Her researches were published in various journals such as Journal of Financial Stability; German Economic Review; International Journal of Money and Finance; Small Business Economics; and Economic Modelling. She is regularly invited as an expert in parliamentary committees, including the Finance Committee of the Bundestag and gives lectures on financial market issues in Germany and abroad. She is also a member of the Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief of the policy-oriented journal “Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung” (Quarterly Journal for Economic Research) and Editor-in-Chief of Eurasian Economic Review. Her research topics include financial crisis, financial market regulation, financing constraints, gender, and financial markets, financial transaction tax.

Board
Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, & GLO.
Prof. Jonathan Batten, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia & GLO
Prof. Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, U.S.A.
Prof. Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. John Rust, Georgetown University, U.S.A., & GLO
Prof. Dorothea Schäfer, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany, and GLO
Prof. Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy, & GLO

Abstract/Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit their abstracts or papers no later than April 12, 2020.

For submission, please visit the EBES website at https://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/32nd-EBES-Conference-Istanbul/Abstract-Submission.aspx no submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to ebes@ebesweb.org.

Publication Opportunities

Qualified papers can be published in EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) or EBES Proceedings books after a peer-review process without any submission or publication fees. In this regard, qualified papers from the 32nd EBES Conference will be published in the special issues of EABR and EAER. However, if there are not enough qualified papers submitted for the special issues, there will be no special issues and qualified papers will be published in the regular issues of the journals.

EBES journals (EABR and EAER) are published by Springer and both are indexed in the SCOPUS, EBSCO EconLit with Full Text, Google Scholar, ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide, CNKI, EBSCO Business Source, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO TOC Premier, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Business Premium Collection, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Turkey Database, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Cabell’s Directory, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. In addition, while EAER is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), EABR is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Also, all accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the Conference Program and the Abstract Book (with an ISBN number). It will be distributed to all conference participants at the conference via USB. Although submitting full papers are not required, all the submitted full papers will also be included in the conference proceedings in a USB. After the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to send their paper to be published (after a refereeing process managed by EBES) in the Springer’s series Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics (no submission and publication fees).

This will also be sent to Clarivate Analytics in order to be reviewed for coverage in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH). Please note that the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (Vol. 2), and 24th EBES Conference Proceedings are accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH). Other conference proceedings are in progress.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Start Date: January 15, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 12, 2020
Reply-by: April 17 , 2020*
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2020
Announcement of the Program: March 17, 2020
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): June 4, 2020**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: September 15, 2020

* The decision regarding the acceptance/rejection of each abstract/paper will be communicated with the corresponding author within a week of submission.
** Completed paper submission is optional. If you want to be considered for the Best Paper Award or your full paper to be included in the conference proceedings in the USB, after submitting your abstract before April 12, 2020, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by May 29, 2020.

Contact
Ugur Can, Director of EBES (ebes@ebesweb.org); EBES & GLO
Dr. Ender Demir, Conferene Coordinator of EBES (demir@ebesweb.org); EBES & GLO

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The Global Challenge of Youth Transitions: Report from a Policy Research Conference in Geneva

Youth Transitions to the labor market and society: A Global Interdisciplinary Policy Research Conference discussed the challenges in Geneva/Switzerland on February 20-21, 2020 under the leadership of GLO Policy Director Azita Berar. A number of GLO Fellows were participating, including Mohamed Ali Marouani, Ruttiya Bhulaor, Francesco Pastore and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann.

The initiative correspondence to the GLO Research Cluster on School-to-Work-Transitions lead by Francesco Pastore, which had recently organized and published two 2019 special issues in the International Journal of Manpower (details).

GLO was supporting the Global Interdisciplinary Policy Research Conference on Youth Transitions, which was organized at the Center for Finance and Development of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The event brought together researchers from academia across disciplines with policy practitioners across public and private stakeholders, to  review the state of policy research and debate on youth transitions.

Multiple dimensions of youth transitions were discussed: the crises in school to work transition and future of work prospects for young people; youth transitions in situations of conflict and peace-building; and youth participation in civic and political spheres. Detailed program of the event.

The Conference also launched the Global Network of Policy Research on Youth Transitions that will promote and partner for expanded policy and research interface on priority issues. For partnerships and contributions to the debate and to the Global Network, please contact GLO Policy Director Azita Berar.

Some selective pictures from the first conference day below.

Anthony Mann (OECD), Mohamed Ali Marouani (IRD & GLO), Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO), Irina Burak (Moscow) & Dominic Richardson (UNICEF INNOCENTI)

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Event report: GLO Seminar with GLO Southeast Asia Lead Professor Niaz Asadullah on Labor Economics in Bangladesh

Professor Niaz Asadullah gave a talk at the Department of Economics of East West University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on “Labor Economics for Southeast Asia“. He is the Lead of the GLO Southeast Asia Cluster. The session was moderated by Assistant Professor Dr. Iftekharul Huq. The session is part of GLO supported activities in the region to promote the study and practice of labor economics. Topics discussed included the low participation of women in Southeast Asian labor markets, the linkages between labor and marriage market, the dynamics of wage returns to education and the risk of job automation and technological unemployment. A large number of students attended the event and actively took part in the Q&A session.

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International Summer School “Education and Development”, July 6–10, 2020, in Moscow. Call for Applications.

The World Bank and HSE University welcome applications for the upcoming Annual International Summer School “Education and Development”, July 6–10, 2020, in Moscow. The topic for 2020 is “Exploring innovative ways to tackle poverty and inequity through education”. GLO Fellow Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager at the World Bank, is one of the invited speakers.

The Call of World Bank and HSE University

Annual International Summer School “Education and Development”, July 6–10, 2020, in Moscow, Russia. The topic for 2020:

“Exploring innovative ways to tackle poverty and inequity through education”

We encourage applications from students and early-career researchers from Russia, the CIS, Eastern Europe, Asia and other regions, who pursue various perspectives in the Economics, and Economic Sociology of Education, as well as Education Policy, and seek to understand how to contribute to social and economic development through education.

The main goal of Summer School, organized jointly by the World Bank and HSE Institute of Education, is to increase the knowledge and skills of students and early-career researchers from various parts of the world about the most urgent issues in education research and practice. The Summer School will demonstrate recent advances in research and policy expertise concerning the possible role of education in dealing with major issues of global and national socio-economic development such as economic stagnation, poverty, inequity, increasing social tensions, etc.

During the Summer School, students and young researchers will also have the opportunity to discuss their individual research and applied projects with leading experts in the field and during special sessions of group work.

The School Agenda will focus on:

  • The core challenges for education policy in the 21st century
  • Innovative tools in responding to challenges of social and economic development through education
  • New trends in the labor market and the key challenges for the education system
  • How to design, conduct and present research and applied research projects

The Summer School includes the following major types of activities:

  • Keynote speeches by leading experts followed by discussion
  • Presentations by participants of their work followed by discussion
  • Group work, including brainstorming on various issues connected with research and practice in the areas related to participants’ projects

Among confirmed speakers:

The working language of the Summer School is English.

Requirements:

  • Strong skills of spoken and written English
  • Current research or applied project in the Economics of Education, Economic Sociology of Education and Education Policy

Venue: 16/10 Potapovsky per., Institute of Education, HSE University, Moscow, Russia.

Summer School webpage and application form (the link is active). Applications are accepted until April 10, 2020.

Participants of the Summer School will be selected on a competitive basis.

Please note that travel and accommodation are paid by participants. If necessary, a visa invitation can be arranged.

The Organizing Committee will announce shortlisted applicants by May 15, 2020.

To apply, please submit the following in English:

  • Completed registration form
  • Summary of the project that you will present at the Summer School (500–1,000 words)
  • Motivational letter (300–500 words)
  • CV

For questions, please contact:

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Reminder: International Economic Association World Congress, Bali – July 3-7, 2020. Extended submission deadline is January 15.

In 2019 (Report), the Global Labor Organization (GLO) has joined the International Economic Association (IEA). The two organizations support each other in their common missions. Therefore, GLO will contribute to the Bali, Indonesia, International Economic Association World Congress, July 3-7, 2020.

Note that due to the numerous requests received to extend the call for papers, the deadline had been changed to 15 January 2020. Notification to authors is 15 February 2020. Those who still want to submit papers should consult the IEA conference website: www.ieawc2020.org

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Future Education 2020: Conference Call for Kuala Lumpur, June 22-23, out.

GLO is an Strategic Partner for The 3rd International Conference on Future Education 2020 to be held in 22nd – 23rd June 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Niaz Asadullah of the University of Malaya and the GLO Lead for South-East Asia is a keynote speaker at the conference.

As the strategic partner, members of GLO receive special discount rates and partial scholarship opportunities. They also have the possibility to (i) publish in SCOPUS indexed journals, (ii) serve as a Scientific Committee Member for the conference, and (iii) serve as a Session Chair or Evaluation Panel Member of the conference.

For any inquires or questions regarding the conference please contact Austin Joseph (austin@tiikm.com).

Conference Website

Call for Papers. The deadline for submitting an abstract is February 19, 2020.

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Successful Kuznets Prize Ceremony with Nobel Prize Winner Jim Heckman at ASSA 2020 in San Diego. Impressions from the Reception.

On January 3, the Kuznets Prize of the Journal of Population Economics was given to Gautam Hazarika, Chandan Kumar Jha, and Sudipta Sarangi at the IESR/Jinan University reception with Jim Heckman, Klaus F. Zimmermann and Shuaizhang Feng:

Award and event details.
Prize paper: Ancestral ecological endowments and missing women
(Please click title for FREE READ LINK) Published in the Journal of Population Economics (2019), 32(4), pp. 1101-1123. The annual prize honors the best article published in the Journal of Population Economics.

1. Paper examines the relationship between ecological endowments in antiquity and contemporary female to male sex ratios in the population.
2. It finds robust evidence that there are proportionately more missing women in countries whose ancestral ecological endowments were poorer.
3. Gender inequality is larger, that is, the female to male sex ratio lower, in regions whose peoples’ ancestors experienced greater resource stress captured by historical crop yields measures.
4. A conclusion is that ecological resource scarcity led to gender inequality in the intra-household allocation of resources in the past and that the associated behaviors have been culturally transmitted to the present as norms.

Shuaizhang Feng (Dean of IESR) introduced IESR and gave a warm welcome to the participants. Klaus F. Zimmermann introduced the Kuznets Prize, the award article and the authors. Jim Heckman congratulated the authors and the responsible organizations for the success and presented the award certificates. Chandan Kumar Jha and Sudipta Sarangi took the honors for all three authors and received the deserved applause of the large audience. Greetings went to author Gautam Hazarika and the responsible editor of the awarded article, Alessandro Cigno, who both could not be in San Diego.

Since 2019, Shuaizhang Feng is also an Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, Jim Heckman has been an Associate Editor for decades, while Klaus F. Zimmermann is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief. Heckman and Zimmermann supported IESR from the beginning. GLO is proud to note that all authors have joined the organization as Fellows, as Cigno, Feng and Heckman.


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ASSA 2020 started: Kuznets Prize Ceremony tonight with Nobel Prize Winner Jim Heckman

The Kuznets Prize of the Journal of Population Economics is given tonight in San Diego/USA at the IESR reception (6-8pm) at the ASSA 2020 Conference.

Details on the prize -winning article, the authors and the event. Entry is open freely for ASSA 2020 participants.

IESR Dean Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University), also an Editor of the Journal of Population Economics will open the event as the host. Editor-in-Chief and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann will introduce the award; and Nobel Prize Winner Jim Heckman (University of Chicago), also an Associate Editor of the Journal, will present the award certificates to the three authors.

The article:
Gautam Hazarika, Chandan Kumar & Sudipta Sarangi:
(please click title for FREE READ LINK)
Ancestral ecological endowments and missing women
Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 32 (2019), Issue 4 (October), pp. 1101-1123.

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Center for China and Globalization (CCG) & GLO intensify cooperation

The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) has joined the institutions supporting the Global Labor Organization (GLO). This was agreed during a recent visit of GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann at CCG with CCG President Henry Wang. Wang, who is also a GLO Fellow, and Zimmermann have collaborated in the past over a long period. GLO will support the 2020 International Conference on Global Migration and Talent Mobility, CCG is organizing in Beijing on June 12-14, 2020 together with Metropolis China and Metropolis Asia. Zimmermann was the local organizer of the 2008 International Metropolis Conference in Bonn.

The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) is a leading Chinese non-government think tank based in Beijing. It is dedicated to the study of Chinese public policy and globalization. CCG’s research agenda centers on China’s growing role in the world, drawing from issues of global governance, global trade and investment, global migration, international relations, and other topics pertaining to regional and global development. CCG is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization registered with the civil affairs system of Chinese authorities. It is independently funded by research grants and donations from private and corporate donors. For years, CCG has been ranked by the Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) at University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s top 50 independent think tanks.

Zimmermann with CCG President Henry Wang on December 12, 2019

Left: CCG-GLO collaboration discussions at the CCG headquarter on December 12, 2019 Right: Zimmermann speaking at the 2008 Metropolis conference in Bonn.

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Report on the December 2019 GLO-supported Colombo Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development with GLO Southeast Asia Lead Niaz Asadullah

The 6th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2019 (ICPSD 2019) was organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Center for Sustainability, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, as the Hosting Partner. The conference venue was the majestic Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo. See original GLO announcement.

GLO was a strategic partner of ICPSD 2019 while Yale Global Justice Program and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences (India) were the Academic Partners.

GLO Southeast Asia Lead, Professor Niaz Asadullah of the University of Malaya, Malaysia, delivered the keynote lecture on “Ending Global Poverty by 2030: Progress and challenges”.

The other keynote speaker was Dr. Peter Abrahamson, a Professor of Sociology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Abrahamson spoke on “Leaving Nobody Behind: Poverty and Social Exclusion in the 21st Century”.

The conference provided a great platform for researchers, academics, scholars, and educators from across the world to share their research findings on issues relating to poverty, labor and sustainable development. Presentations were organized in multiple technical sessions under the following themes: (i) FOCUSING ON OUTCOMES (ii) MEASURING POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION, and (iii) GENERAL ISSUES REGARDING POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION.

For young researchers, ICPSD hosted an intensive and interactive journal publication workshop where participants received first hand tips on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications. Workshop was led by Dr. Peter Abrahamson and Professor Niaz Asadullah. Both shared their experience as editors of different social sciences SSCI journals.

The conference ended on 6 December with a Round Table discussion on “Eliminating the Inequality Gap: Driving the World for Sustainable Development”. All participants were required to prepare a plan of action for inequality reduction in their respective region and contrast this other each other. This lively session was moderated by the conference co-chair Dr. Peter Abrahamson and Professor Niaz Asadullah.

The conference was a huge success and provided a refreshing experience for young researchers from Southeast Asia to interact with senior scholars and share their research findings on an international platform.  GLO looks forward to partnering with TIIKM and other organizers for similar events in the region in 2020.

Keynote speakers:
GLO Southeast Asia Lead Niaz Asadullah (left) and Peter Abrahamson

Professor Asadullah moderating the session on inequality reduction

Debate: From the left: Professors Abrahamson & Asadullah ; Anthropologist Professor Samia Huq of BRAC University ; and Dr J N  Mbata of UNDP, Malawi.

More pictures: ….. Day 1; …… Day 2; …… Day 3.

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Second GLO-Renmin University Labor Economics Conference, Dec. 7-8, 2019 in Beijing: Final Report

The Second GLO – Renmin University of China Conference on Labor Economics in Beijing took place in the North Hall, Century Hall, RUC, 7-8 December 2019. More details: Report 1 and Report 2. The full program and further conference pictures are below.

Keynote speakers of the event were GLO Fellows Shi Li of Zhejiang University and Xi Chen of Yale University. Conference organizers were GLO Fellows Corrado Giulietti and Jun Han. GLO Director Matloob Piracha also gave a paper, and GLO Fellow Zhong Zhao and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann had addressed the conference. The event is part of the GLO China Research Cluster, which is lead by Corrado Giulietti, who is also a GLO Research Director.

Conference activists from the left :
Zhong Zhao, Shi Li, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Jun Han, Matloob Piracha, Corrado Giulietti & Xi Chen.

Saturday, December 7, 2019: First day

Morning, speakers, conference openings and keynote
Giulietti, Zimmermann of GLO and Zhao, Han of Renmin University of China

Morning Speakers
From the left: Jing Wu, Tobias Haepp and Chuhong Wang

Debate

Afternoon, keynote and session speakers
Corrado Giulietti & Xi Chen

Afternoon speakers from the left:
Zhangfeng Jin, Yunqi Zeng, Xiangiang Zou, Jun Han & Zhuang Hao

Sunday, December 8, 2019: Second day

Speakers
Li Dai, Wang Yue & Matloob Piracha

Debate and farewell
Chuhong Wang, Klaus F. Zimmermann & Corrado Giulietti

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2020 Kuznets Prize Awarded to Gautam Hazarika, Chandan Kumar Jha & Sudipta Sarangi. Award Ceremony on January 3, 2020 at the ASSA Meeting in San Diego/USA

2020 Kuznets Prize Awarded to Gautam Hazarika, Chandan Kumar Jha & Sudipta Sarangi

Gautam Hazarika (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Chandan Kumar Jha (Le Moyne College, Madden School of Business), and Sudipta Sarangi (Virginia Tech) will receive the 2020 Kuznets Prize for their article (please click title for FREE READ LINK)

Ancestral ecological endowments and missing women

which was published in the Journal of Population Economics (2019), 32(4), pp. 1101-1123. The annual prize honors the best article published in the Journal of Population Economics.

The award will be given to the authors during the ASSA 2020 meeting in San Diego, USA, at a reception on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego, Coronado Room, hosted by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) of Jinan University.

Biographical Abstracts

Gautam Hazarika is presently Associate Professor of Economics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the newest branch of the University of Texas system. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College, and his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. His research has spanned labor and development economics. He is presently conducting research in economic anthropology. Dr. Hazarika’s research has appeared in such journals as American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Review of Income and Wealth, the Journal of Development Studies, and, recently, the Journal of Population Economics.

Chandan Kumar Jha is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Madden School of Business, Le Moyne College. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. from Louisiana State University. His research interests lie in the areas of economic growth and development, political economy, and finance and development. His current research topics include corruption, gender inequality, financial risk, and economic and financial reforms. He has published several research articles in many reputed journals such as the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, the Journal of Population Economics, International Review of Finance, and Information Economics and Policy.

Sudipta Sarangi is currently Department Head and Professor of Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests range from network theory to development economics. He studies how gender differences affect economic activity, as well as the origins of gender inequality. His work on networks focuses on the strategic formation of social and economic networks and how participation in multiple networks affects social outcomes. He is a research associate of DIW Berlin, GATE, University of Lyon-St. Etienne and the Lima School of Economics. He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Economic Theory and Studies in Microeconomics.

Abstract of the Winning Paper

“This paper examines the relationship between ecological endowments in antiquity and contemporary female to male sex ratios in the population. It is found that there are proportionately more missing women in countries whose ancestral ecological endowments were poorer. This relationship is shown to be strong even after ancestral plough use, the timing of the Neolithic Transition, and many other potentially confounding factors are controlled for. Similar results are also obtained using district-level data from India.”

About the Kuznets Prize

The Journal of Population Economics awards the ‘Kuznets Prize’ for the best paper published in the Journal of Population Economics in the previous year. Starting from 2014 the Prize has been awarded annually. Papers are judged by the Editors of the Journal.

Simon Kuznets, a pioneer in population economics, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and the 1971 Nobel Prize laureate in economics, died on July 10, 1985. Professor Kuznets was born 1901 in Pinsk, Belarus, and came to the United States in 1922. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 1923, a Master of Arts degree in 1924 and his doctorate in 1926, all from Columbia University. During World War II he was Associate Director of the Bureau of Planning and Statistics on the War Production Board, and he served on the staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1927 to 1960. Mr. Kuznets was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania for 24 years and Professor of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University from 1954 until he joined Harvard University in 1960. He retired in 1971 and was given the title of George F. Baker Professor Emeritus of Economics. He was a former president of the American Economic Association and the American Statistical Association.

Previous Winners

The Kuznets Prize (please click titles for READ LINKS FOR FREE) has previously been awarded to:

2019: Yoo-Mi Chin (Baylor University) and Nicholas Wilson (Reed College) for their article “Disease risk and fertility: evidence from the HIV/AIDS pandemic,” Journal of Population Economics 31(2): pp. 429-451.

2018: Chunbei Wang and Le Wang (University of Oklahoma) for their article “Knot yet: Minimum marriage age law, marriage delay, and earnings,” Journal of Population Economics 30(3): pp. 771-804.

2017: Binnur Balkan (Stockholm School of Economics) and Semih Tumen (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey) for their article “Immigration and prices: quasi-experimental evidence from Syrian refugees in Turkey,” Journal of Population Economics 29(3): pp. 657-686.

2016: Loren Brandt (University of Toronto), Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto), and Hui Wang (Peking University) for their article “Compensating for unequal parental investments in schooling,” Journal of Population Economics 28: 423-462.

2015: Haoming Liu (National University of Singapore) for his article “The quality–quantity trade-off: evidence from the relaxation of China’s one-child policy”, Journal of Population Economics 27: 565-602.

2014: Paolo Masella (University of Essex) for his article “National Identity and Ethnic Diversity“, Journal of Population Economics 26: 437-454.

Period 2010-2012: Richard W. Evans (Brigham Young University), Yingyao Hu (Johns Hopkins University) and Zhong Zhao (Renmin University) for their article “The fertility effect of catastrophe: US hurricane births“, Journal of Population Economics 23: 1-36.

Period 2007-2009: Makoto Hirazawa (Nagoya University) and Akira Yakita (Nagoya University) for their article “Fertility, child care outside the home, and pay-as-you-go social security“, Journal of Population Economics 22: 565-583.

Period 2004-2006: Jinyoung Kim (Korea University) received the Kuznets Prize for his article “Sex selection and fertility in a dynamic model of conception and abortion,” Journal of Population Economics 18: 041-067.

Period 2001–2003: Olympia Bover (Bank of Spain) and Manuel Arellano (CEMFI), for their article “Learning about migration decisions from the migrants: Using complementary datasets to model intra-regional migrations in Spain”, Journal of Population Economics 15:357–380.

Period 1998–2000: David C. Ribar (The George Washington University), for his article “The socioeconomic consequences of young women’s childbearing: Reconciling disparate evidence”, Journal of Population Economics 12: 547–565.

Period 1995–1997: James R. Walker (University of Wisconsin-Madison), for his article “The effect of public policies on recent Swedish fertility behavior”, Journal of Population Economics, 8: 223–251.

2020 Annual Congress of the Swiss Society for Economics and Statistics: CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2020 Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES/SGVS) on June 18-19 takes place at the University of Zürich organized by the Department of Economics. GLO Fellow and GLO Country Lead Switzerland Rainer Winkelmann heads the Organizing Committee that includes also GLO Fellow David Dorn.

Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2020. All fields of economics and statistics are welcome. PDF Call for Papers.

There will be keynote lectures and special sessions on the topic of Digital Transformation with speakers including: Christina Caffarra (CRA), Hal Varian (Google) and John van Reenen (MIT).

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2020 Annual Congress of the Swiss Society for Economics and Statistics, June 18-19, 2020, Zurich, Switzerland.

The Department of Economics at the University of Zürich is proud to host the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES/SGVS) on June 18 (Thursday) and June 19 (Friday), 2020.

Topics

Submissions of papers across all fields of economics and statistics are welcome. In addition, there will be keynote lectures and special sessions on the topic of Digital Transformation. Speakers include: Christina Caffarra (CRA), Hal Varian (Google) and John van Reenen (MIT).

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit their preliminary or complete papers electronically (PDF files only) to: https://www.sgvs.ch/conferences/sses2020
Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2020.

Papers will be selected by a Program Committee consisting of a panel of scholars from member institutions of the SSES. The submitting authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by April 1, 2020, at the latest.

The registration deadline for the conference is May 1, 2020.

Contributed Sessions

In addition, there will be a possibility to propose contributed sessions (with 3-4 speakers each) on a specific topic. If you are interested, please write an email with the topic and the names of the contributors by December 31, 2019 at the latest to: rainer.winkelmann@econ.uzh.ch. These proposals will be evaluated and you will be informed about the decision by January 15, 2020.

SSES Young Economist Award

Authors who wish to be considered for the 2020 SSES Young Economist Award should indicate this when submitting their paper.

Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics

A selection of contributions related to the special theme will be published in a proceedings volume of the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (http://www.sjes.ch).

Organizing Committee
Rainer Winkelmann (Chair), David Dorn, Marek Pycia, Florian Scheuer, Ulrich Woitek

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Second GLO-Renmin University Labor Economics Conference in Beijing: December 7-8, 2019.

The Second GLO – Renmin University of China Conference on Labor Economics in Beijing took place in the North Hall, Century Hall, RUC 7-8 December 2019. More details and full program.

Conference organizers were GLO Fellows Corrado Giulietti and Jun Han. The event is part of the GLO China Research Cluster, which is lead by Corrado Giulietti, who is also a GLO Research Director.

The conference was opened on December 7 by Corrado Giulietti, Jun Han, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann, and Deputy Dean and GLO Fellow Zhong Zhao.

Keynote speakers were GLO Fellows Shi Li of Zhejiang University and Xi Chen of Yale University. The conference saw 15 further paper presentations, one of them by GLO Director Matloob Piracha on Sunday, the second day of the event.

DAY 1; December 7

DAY 2; December 8

Conference Photos

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GLO President gave a luncheon keynote on December 5 to a large international conference on ‘Vocational Education and Training Development’ in Beijing/China

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann started his December visit to Beijing on December 5 to participate in a one-day event on:

For the Future: International Conference on Vocational Education and Training Development

The event took place in the Conference Center, Beijing International Hotel, Beijing/China. It was hosted by the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) and The Chinese Society of Technical and Vocational Education (CSTVE) and supervised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Development Research Center of the State Council.

Next to following an intensive program with over 300 participants, Zimmermann was the Luncheon Keynote Speaker on the topic “Vocational Education & Training: Socio-Economic Sustainable Development“.

Key topics:

  • Vocational systems and youth unemployment
  • A roadmap to vocational education and training
  • General education versus vocational education
  • Challenges in the digital age

Central messages:

  • The Youth-to-Adult Unemployment Ratio of Germany With Its Dual Vocational Training System is Far Below Others in the Western World.
  • Vocational systems are a valued alternative beyond the core of general education.
  • Vocational high school graduates have better employment outcomes than general high school graduates.
  • The dual system is more effective in helping youth transition into employment than alternative academic or vocational training.
  • In the digital age, ICT skills are obviously important, but success comes with the development of non-cognitive skills.

Selective references:

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann, Costanza Biavaschi, Werner Eichhorst, Corrado Giulietti, Michael J. Kendzia, Alexander Muravyev, Janneke Pieters, Núria Rodríguez-Planas & Ricarda Schmidl (2013), Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training”, Foundations and Trends® in Microeconomics (2013), 9: 1-157.
  • Werner Eichhorst, Núria Rodríguez-Planas, Ricarda Schmidl & Klaus F. Zimmermann, A Roadmap to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries, Industrial and Labor Relations Review (2015), 68: 314-337.
  • Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo, Ulf Rinne & Klaus F. Zimmermann, Youth Unemployment in Old Europe: The Polar Cases of France and Germany, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, (2013), 2:18
  • Huzeyfe Torun & Semih Tumen, Do Vocational High School Graduates Have Better Employment Qutcomes Than General High School Graduates?, International Journal of Manpower (2019), 40: 1364-1388.
  • Shubha Jayaram, Tara Hill & Daniel Plaut, Training Models for Employment in the Digital Economy, Results for Development Institute (2013).

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A Second Chance for Europe. GLO Fellow Jo Ritzen, Maastricht, Presents His New Book in Spanish in a High-Profile Panel Debate. Brussels, December 3.

The new European Union Commission under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen started working on December 1, 2019 with the aim to re-vitalize Europe.

GLO Fellow Jo Ritzen is a Professorial Fellow of UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. UNU-MERIT is a joint institute of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University. Ritzen is a former Minister of Education, Culture, and Science of the Netherlands, served in the Dutch Cabinet at the Maastricht Treaty, is a former Vice President of the World Bank and a former President of Maastricht University.

On December 3, Jo Ritzen presented his new book at the Campus Brussels of Maastricht University on the future of Europe: Una segunda oportunidad para Europa (A Second Chance for Europe) calls upon to rethink and reboot the European Union, obviously right in time for the fresh start of Europe, Ursula von der Leyen attempts to organize.

On this occasion, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann was visiting Brussels to prepare a European strategy for this organization. Zimmermann, Professor Emeritus of Bonn University, a Honorary Professor of Maastricht University and Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, was also participating in the book launch; he was chairing the event and was moderating the respective policy panel.

The book was first introduced in Spanish by Salvador Pérez-Moreno, Professor of Economic Policy, University of Malaga, and discussed in Spanish by Javier López, Member of the European Parliament. Then Zimmermann moderated the panel discussion in English between Jo Ritzen, Salvador Pérez-Moreno and Javier López.

MORE DETAILS on the book. The video of this event is available HERE.

From the right: López, Ritzen, Pérez-Moreno and Zimmermann.

After a Christmas shopping tour on the Grand Place, he was visiting Bruegel, the economic think tank, to discuss research and policy projects with GLO Fellow Martin Kahanec. Kahanec, who is a Professor at the Central European University (CEU) in Vienna & Budapest and a Mercator Senior Visiting Fellow at Bruegel, acts also as the GLO Cluster Lead for EU Mobility.

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Beijing December 7-8, 2019: Second GLO-Renmin University Labor Economics Conference. Program Out.

Labor market issues will play the major role at the Second GLO – Renmin University of China Conference in Beijing on 7-8 December 2019. Keynote speakers of the event are GLO Fellows Shi Li of Zhejiang University and Xi Chen of Yale University. This continues the very successful tradition started with the first conference. See program and event pictures of the 2018 event. The 2019 program is now out (LINK), see also below. Conference organizers are GLO Fellows Corrado Giulietti and Jun Han. GLO Director Matloob Piracha will give one of the many contributed papers. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann will attend and address the conference. The event is part of the GLO China Research Cluster, which is lead by Corrado Giulietti, who is also a GLO Research Director. Place: North Hall, Century Hall, RUC.

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31th EBES Conference – Warsaw/Poland on April 15-17, 2020. Call for contributions out.

Interested researchers are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation consideration at the 31st EBES Conference – Warsaw, which will take place on April 15-17, 2020 hosted by the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Warsaw/Poland, with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association.

This is a GLO supported conference. EBES is the Eurasia Business and Economics Society, a strategic partner and institutional supporter of GLO. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES.

Invited Speaker

EBES is pleased to announce that distinguished scholar Professor Brian Lucey will join the conference as keynote speaker:

Professor Brian Lucey is a well-known researcher in the finance field. He is professor of finance at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin and editor of Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance; International Review of Financial Analysis; and Finance Research Letters. He also is an associate editor of Journal of Banking and Finance. He worked as an economist in the Department of Health and Central Bank in Ireland and has more than 150 peer-reviewed papers which were published in reputable finance journals including Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Financial Stability; and Journal of Multinational Financial Management.

Board
Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, & GLO.
Prof. Jonathan Batten, Monash University, Australia, & GLO
Prof. Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, U.S.A.
Prof. Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. John Rust, Georgetown University, U.S.A., & GLO
Prof. Dorothea Schäfer, German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin,Germany, and GLO
Prof. Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy, & GLO

Abstract/Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit their abstracts or papers no later than February 12, 2020.

For submission, please visit the EBES website at http://ebesweb.org/Conferences/31st-EBES-Conference-Warsaw/Abstract-Submission.aspx. No submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to ebes@ebesweb.org.

Publication Opportunities

Qualified papers can be published in EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) or EBES Proceedings books after a peer review process without any submission or publication fees. EBES journals (EABR and EAER) are published by Springer and both are indexed in the SCOPUS, EBSCO EconLit with Full Text, Google Scholar, ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide, CNKI, EBSCO Business Source, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO TOC Premier, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Business Premium Collection, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Turkey Database, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Cabell’s Directory, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. In addition, while EAER is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), EABR is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Furthermore, high qualified papers will be invited to be submitted for publication in regular issues of the Review of Managerial Science (SSCI) and they will go through a review process. However, presentation at the EBES Conference does not guarantee publication in the Review of Managerial Science.

Also, all accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the Conference Program and the Abstract Book (with an ISBN number). It will be distributed to all conference participants at the conference via USB. Although submitting full papers are not required, all the submitted full papers will also be included in the conference proceedings in a USB. After the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to send their paper to be published (after a refereeing process managed by EBES) in the Springer’s series Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics (no submission and publication fees).

This will also be sent to Clarivate Analytics in order to be reviewed for coverage in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH). Please note that the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th (Vol. 2) EBES Conference Proceedings are accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH). 20th (Vol. 1), 21st and subsequent conference proceedings are in progress.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Start Date: November 1, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 12, 2020
Reply-by: February 14, 2020*
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2020
Announcement of the Program: March 17, 2020
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): March 13, 2020**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: July 15, 2020

* The decision regarding the acceptance/rejection of each abstract/paper will be communicated with the corresponding author within a week of submission.
** Completed paper submission is optional. If you want to be considered for the Best Paper Award or your full paper to be included in the conference proceedings in the USB, after submitting your abstract before February 12, 2020, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by March 13, 2020.

Contact
Ugur Can, Director of EBES (ebes@ebesweb.org); EBES & GLO
Dr. Ender Demir, Conferene Coordinator of EBES (demir@ebesweb.org); EBES & GLO

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Una segunda oportunidad para Europa! GLO Fellow Jo Ritzen presents his new book now in Spanish on December 3 in Brussels at a crucial time for Europe.

“A Second Chance for Europe” calls upon us to rethink and reboot the European Union. The discontents of globalization threaten European values and call for a new economic order. EU Member States are backsliding on the rule of law and control of corruption. There is a need to rethink immigration policy. The debt overhang of some Euro countries is unsustainable.

Given the sum total of these vulnerabilities, the book argues that the EU may not survive beyond 2025 in its present form. It puts forward a number of workable solutions: a European economic model to secure full employment, a stronger European Court of Human Rights, a points-based immigration system, clear exit options from the Eurozone and an Open Education Area with a common second language. These solutions may reduce the number of EU countries in the core-EU, but would increase cohesion and overall sustainability.

“Una segunda oportunidad para Europa” nos llama a repensar y reiniciar la Unión Europea. El descontento con la globalización amenaza los valores europeos y pide un nuevo orden económico. Los Estados Miembros están retrocediendo en el mantenimiento del estado de derecho y el control de la corrupción. Existe la necesidad de repensar la política migratoria. La deuda pública de algunos países de la Eurozona es insostenible.

Teniendo en cuenta la suma de estas vulnerabilidades, el libro argumenta que la Unión Europea podría no sobrevivir más allá de 2025 en su forma actual. El libro propone una serie de soluciones: un modelo económico europeo para asegurar el pleno empleo, un Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos más fuerte, un sistema de inmigración por puntos, opciones claras de salida de la Eurozona, y un Área de Educación Abierta con un segundo idioma común. Estas soluciones podrían reducir el número de países de la UE en el núcleo de la Unión, pero incrementarían la cohesión y la sostenibilidad general.

INVITATION: The United Nations University – MERIT and Maastricht University Campus Brussels invite to the book launch of

Una segunda oportunidad para Europa edited by Jo Ritzen

on December 3, 2019, 16:00-18:00. Venue: Maastricht University Campus Brussels | Avenue de Tervueren 153, 1150, Brussels. The event will be in both Spanish and English.

Please confirm your attendance by email to: s.brodin@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Program

  • Presentation of the book in Spanish by Mr. Salvador Pérez-Moreno, Professor of Economic Policy, University of Malaga
  • Comments in Spanish by Mr. Javier López, Member of the European Parliament
  • Discussion in English between Prof. Moreno, Prof. Inmaculada Serón-Ordoñez, Lecturer of Translation and Interpretation at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, and Mr. Javier Lopez, led by Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), UNU-MERIT and Bonn University
  • Drinks

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Jo Ritzen is a professorial fellow in the International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education at United Nations University-MERIT and its School of Governance. UNU-MERIT is a joint institute of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University. Prof. Ritzen is a former Minister of Education, Culture, and Science of the Netherlands, served in the Dutch Cabinet at the Maastricht Treaty, a former Vice President of the World Bank and former President of Maastricht University. Jo Ritzen is also a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

How to order the book:
https://www.edicionespiramide.es/libro.php?id=5928108
https://www.amazon.fr/Una-segunda-oportunidad-para-Europa/dp/8436841166

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Report on the GLO – supported Workshop “Health, Inequality and Behavior” at Macquarie University, Sydney/Australia, November 11-13, Chaired by GLO Cluster Lead Kompal Sinha.

The Department of Economics at Macquarie University in collaboration with Macquarie University Centre for Health Economy (MUCHE) and Global Labor Organization (GLO) was organizing an international conference on the “Economics of Health, Inequality and Behaviour (WEHIB)” in Sydney/Australia over 11-13 November 2019. The multidisciplinary conference aimed to foster dialogue among social scientists on the nexus between health, behavior, and inequality across developed and developing societies.

The event was organized at the University under the leadership of GLO Fellow Kompal Sinha, a Senior Lecturer and HDR Director at the Department of Economics of Macquarie University. Sinha is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and the GLO Research Cluster Lead for Development, Health, Inequality and Behavior. The cluster is keen to develop the event further as its trade-mark.

Keynote speakers at the conference were Lisa Cameron (University of Melbourne), Andrew Jones (University of York), and Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO). The conference started on November 11 with an address by Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister for Health, followed by the keynote speech of GLO – President Klaus F. Zimmermann on “Arsenic in drinking water: health challenges and responses”. (See also.) Lisa Cameron (University of Melbourne) spoke on November 12 about “Crime against morality: unintended consequences of criminalising sex work” and Andrew Jones (University of York) on November 13 about “Equity, opportunity and health”. Next to the 4 keynotes, the event included 18 fine contributed papers, among others by GLO Fellows Cahit Guven (Deakin University), Alfredo Paloyo (University of Wollongong), Michael Palmer (University of Western Australia) and Jaai Parasnis (Monash University).

The conference ended on November 13 with a farewell speech by the Head of the Economics Department, Professor Elisabetta Magnani, who also had welcomed the participants at the opening ceremony. Everybody was pleased with the wonderful event, with the place and service, the excellent meeting and working conditions, the very high quality of papers presented, and the lively discussions.

Full Final Program. More details: CONFERENCE WEBSITE. Other reports: GLO News, KFZ-1, KFZ-2

From the left Lisa Cameron, Kompal Sinha, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Andrew M. Jones, Hon Chris Bowen, Elisabetta Magnani and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra.

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Workshop on “Health, Inequality and Behavior” on November 11-13 at Macquarie University, Sydney/Australia Begun Today

The Department of Economics at Macquarie University in collaboration with Macquarie University Centre for Health Economy (MUCHE) and Global Labor Organization (GLO) are organizing an international conference entitled the Economics of Health, Inequality and Behavior (WEHIB). It takes place at Macquarie University, Sydney/Australia, 11-13 November 2019. This multidisciplinary event aims to foster dialogue among social scientists on the nexus between health, behavior, and inequality across developed and developing societies.

The event is chaired by Kompal Sinha, a Senior Lecturer and HDR Director at the Department of Economics of Macquarie University. Sinha is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and the GLO Research Cluster Lead for Development, Health Inequality and Behavior. Keynote speakers are Lisa Cameron (University of Melbourne), Andrew Jones (University of York), and Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO).

Full Final Program.

More details: CONFERENCE WEBSITE.

Kompal Sinha

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Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: The Belt and Road Initiative. Report from a scientific conference in Ningbo/China.

On October 31, 2019 GLO President Zimmermann arrived in Ningbo after his visit at Lexin University in Shanghai. At the University of Nottingham Ningbo/China, Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP), he participated on November 1-2 at the 11th GEP China Conference: “Globalisation with Chinese Characteristics: The Belt and Road Initiative, International Trade and FDI”. He investigated the upcoming B&R research presented at the meeting, followed on November 1 the “World Economy China Lecture” of Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University) on “The Rise of China and the Belt and Road Initiative” and gave on November 2 his own “Distinguished GEP China Lecture” on “Global Labor Challenges and the B&R Initiative”. GLO Fellow Minghai Zhou of the University of Nottingham Ningbo had introduced Zimmermann and chaired his lecture and the following intensive discussions. Zimmermann also gave a longer interview to a team of student journalists from the Ningbo Economic Review. Full Conference Program. More details and pictures on the Ningbo visit see Report 1 and Report 2.

As Zimmermann outlined in his keynote, the globalization of work is a necessary process in the evolution of human specialization of work to improve efficiency and to increase welfare. In the face of adjustment costs during transition and development, societies may ignore this for some time, but this comes with welfare losses. The keynote lecture discussed the role of global labor in the context of the great human challenges of our time: demography, urbanization, the technological revolutions at the work place, climate change, migration, and populism. The lecture contributed to the understanding of these challenges, and how global labor can foster welfare. While the benefits of labor mobility are more and more debated around the globe, in particular in the United States, Europe, and Australia, the Asian and African nations follow a different approach. China is the most mobile nation of the globe. Through its internal migration and the B&R initiative it strongly contributes to general welfare. But China needs to observe the global labor challenges, in particular the aging issue and the international migration pressures to be able to act properly. It has security issues as well as it needs food and natural resources.

Conference participants

Zimmermann and Minghai Zhou

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