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Naples-Italy. Global SITES-GLO Conference on September 11-13, 2024. Call for Contributions. Deadline May 15.

The IX Annual SITES Conference of the Italian Association of Development Economists is organized jointly with GLO, and in collaboration with the CRISEI Institute (Department of Business and Economics, University of Naples Parthenope) in Naples, Italy. The conference is hosted by the University of Naples Parthenope on 11-13 September 2024. Submission deadline: May 15, 2024. Conference Website.

Conference topic:
Social Inclusion, Migration, and Global Inequalities

The conference aims to provide a forum for development and labor economists to identify the roots of social exclusion and discrimination and to discuss policies to sustain inclusive growth and reduce global inequalities.

The international SITES-GLO conference 2024 invites the submission of full papers, long abstracts, or complete sessions (three or four papers) related to the topics of the conference and the general themes of development and labor economics.

Submissions online (deadline May 15): https://www.conftool.net/sites-glo-2024/
More information and links: Conference Website.

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Starting today: April 18-20 EBES 47 & GLO Berlin 2024 at FOM University of Applied Sciences with support of the Journal of Population Economics.

Back to Berlin for EBES 47 and GLO Berlin 2024 to organize a strong academic conference in collaboration with FOM University of Applied Sciences and the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) on April 18-20. For the final GLO – JOPE program see GLO Berlin 2024 and the full joint program see EBES 47 Berlin.

EBES & GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann, who is also Honorary Professor at the Free University Berlin.

Program GLO-JOPE Online Workshop February 26-27 2024

Since January 2024, the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) follows Continuous Article Publishing: accepted articles are published immediately and included in the current issue of the journal. The journal is committed to speed and high quality. JOPE continuously organizes workshops presenting fresh publications in online workshops. This is a unique opportunity to follow exciting new research and come into contact with the authors.

The GLO-JOPE Online Workshop on February 26-27, 2024 will follow this tradition. Please find below the papers to be presented and the links to register for the meeting. The papers are all in production and you will find links to access them freely (Open Access) or to read them online as soon as they are published.

Please register in advance as soon as possible. You will receive a confirmation afterwards; and a reminder with the link close to the meeting again. The entire workshop has three parts, and you will need to register for all 3 parts separately (links below next to the parts).

Time allocation is 15 min per paper, 10 min presentation, 5 min Q&A. So use your chances to interact with the authors.

All sessions will be recorded and the videos will be made available on the GLO website here.
All articles of Vol. 37, Issue 1, 2024 are here asa online published: Issue 1, 2024.

For abstracts of all papers currently in production see: LINK

Follow the evolution & ranking of JOPE papers within the JOPE Google Scholar Citations Ranking.

JOPE Editors present next to Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann:

PART I: Feb 26; 3-5 pm CET. Chair: Milena Nikolova (JOPE Editor)
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VIDEO OF PART I

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Happiness & Wellbeing

3:00-3:15 pm CET. David G Blanchflower, Alex Bryson
The Female Happiness Paradox
OPEN ACCESS: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-024-00981-5

3:15-3:30 pm CET. Enghin Atalay
A Twenty-First Century of Solitude? Time Alone and Together in the United States
https://rdcu.be/dxVs6

3:30-3:45 pm CET. Claudia Senik, Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D’Ambrosio, Anthony Lepinteur, Carsten Schröder
Teleworking and Life Satisfaction in Germany during COVID-19: The Importance of Family Structure
https://rdcu.be/dxMle

3:45-4:00 pm CET. Jeehoon Han, Caspar Kaiser
Time use and happiness: US evidence across three decades
https://rdcu.be/dyoiv

4:00-4:15 pm CET. Philippe Sterkens, Stijn Baert, Eline Moens, Joey Wuyts, Eva Derous
I Won’t Make the Same Mistake Again: Burnout History and Job Preferences
https://rdcu.be/dw5Kg

Labor & Family

4:00-4:15 pm CET. Jiyoon Kim     
The Effects of Paid Family Leave – Does It Help Fathers’ Health, Too?

OPEN ACCESS: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-024-00994-0

4:14-4:30 pm CET. Joanna Lahey, Roberto Mosquera
Age and Hiring for High School Graduate Hispanics in the United States
https://rdcu.be/dyMpO

4:14-4:30 pm CET. Stanislao Maldonado
Empowering women through multifaceted interventions: Long-term evidence from a double matching design

https://rdcu.be/dxMkH

PART II: Feb 27; 9:00-10:30 am CET. Chair: Kompal Sinha (JOPE Editor)
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Migration (9:00-10:00 am CET)

9:00-9:15 am CET. Guanchun Liu, Yuanyuan Liu,Jinyu Yang, Yanren Zhang
Labor Contract Law and Inventor Mobility: Evidence from China

https://rdcu.be/dxMlp

9:15-9:30 am CET. Olivier Charlot, Claire Naiditch, Radu Vranceanu
Smuggling of Forced Migrants to Europe: A Matching Model
https://rdcu.be/dyMok

9:30-9:45 am CET. Federico Maggio, Carlo Caporali
The Impact of Police Violence on Migration: Evidence from Venezuela
https://rdcu.be/dzlzD

9:45 BREAK

Historical Demography (10:00-10:30 am CET)

10:00-10:15 am CET. Xuechao Qian 
Revolutionized Life: Long-term Effects of Childhood Exposure to Persecution on Human Capital and Marital Sorting

10:15-10:30 am CET. Nikos Benos, Stelios Karagiannis, Sofia Tsitou
Geography, Landownership Inequality and Literacy: Historical Evidence from Greek Regions
OPEN ACCESS.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-024-01002-1

PART III: Feb 27; 3-5 pm CET  Chair: Terra McKinnish (JOPE Editor)
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Elderly Care

3:00-3:15 pm CET. Julien Bergeot
Care for Elderly Parents: Do Children Cooperate?

https://rdcu.be/dxMls

Violence

3:15-3:30 pm CET. Veronica Grembi, Anna Rosso, Emilia Barili
Domestic Violence Perception and Gender Stereotypes
OPEN ACCESS: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-024-00986-0

3:30-3:45 pm CET. Riccardo Ciacci
Banning the purchase of sex increases cases of rape: evidence from Sweden

Health

3:45-4:00 pm CET. Li Zhou; Zongzhi Liu; Xi Tian 
Threat Beyond the Border: Kim Jong-un’s Nuclear Tests and China’s Rural Migration
https://rdcu.be/dw5J6

4:00-4:15 pm CET. Fabian Duarte, Valentina Paredes, Cristobal Bennett, Isabel Poblete
Impact of an extension of maternity leave on infant health
https://rdcu.be/dxVts

4:15-4:30 pm CET. Davide Furceri, Pietro Pizzuto, Khatereh Yarveisi
The Effect of Pandemic Crises on Fertility

https://rdcu.be/dw5Kf

4:30-4:45 pm CET. Jose Ignacio García-Pérez, Manuel Serrano-Alarcon, Judit Vall-Castello
Long-term unemployment subsidies and middle-aged disadvantaged workers’ health
OPEN ACCESS: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-024-01000-3

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Visit lovely Berlin for a productive research conference: GLO Berlin 2024, April 18-20. Submission deadline: February 29.

GLO Berlin 2024 Conference – Call for Papers 

Call for contributed papers or sessions for the GLO Berlin 2024 Conference on April 18-20. Contributions are invited to broadly defined labor, population, family, health, crime, conflict and other human resources issues.

The event is jointly organized with EBES 47 at FOM University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. GLO organizes a separate program with separate registration and paper call. Participants of EBES 47 Berlin and GLO Berlin 2024 will have access to all program parts of both conferences. All program parts can be followed either in-person or online.

The event is HYBRID: Presentations on the first two days will be in-person only, and on the last day only online. Online attendees can follow all the program parts of the conference on all three days.

I invite you to visit lovely Berlin for a productive research conference! The city is a vibrant place offering many surprising features. For instance, it is known for its extensive waterways, including rivers, canals, and lakes.

Submissions can be (i) individual contributions with abstract only or full papers with abstract, or (ii) full sessions with six contributions consisting of six abstracts and possibly papers. Providing full papers increases the chance of acceptance.

Individual contributions submitter have to decide whether they want to be considered for (i) a regular contributed session or (ii) a Journal of Population Economics Express Evaluation Session (JOPE-EES).

JOPE-EES: Submissions for this category require a full paper and abstract. Those rejected for this session will still be considered for regular contributed sessions. If accepted for JOPE-EES, authors have to register for the conference either for the in-person or online version of the conference; they also have to submit their paper to JOPE while registering to the conference after the acceptance decision. These submissions will pass the desk rejection phase of the journal and receive an express evaluation within six weeks after the conference. Topics related to JOPE’s collections are particularly welcome, see https://link.springer.com/journal/148/collections

Sergio Scicchitano

Program Committee: Sergio Scicchitano (John Cabot University, Rome, Italy; Chair )
Guido Cozzi (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland); Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University, Guangzhou, China) Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University, USA); Andrea Fracasso (Trento University, Italy); Oded Galor (Brown University, USA); Hilary Ingham (Lancaster University, UK); Jungmin Lee (Seoul National University, South-Korea); Ilaria Mariotti (Polytechnic of Milan); Terra McKinnish (University of Colorado); Valentina Meliciani (Luiss University); Silvia Mendolia (Turin University, Italy); Milena Nikolova (University of Groningen, The Netherlands); Matloob Piracha (University of Kent, UK); Vicente Royuela (University of Barcelona, Spain); Kompal Sinha (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia); Cristina Tealdi (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK); Chiara Mussida (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore– Piacenza, Italy); Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO, UNU-MERIT & FU Berlin, The Netherlands, Germany)

The Program (joint with EBES) will include an evening event, speeches and contributions by Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin (Vice President, EBES & Istanbul Medeniyet University), Alessio Brown (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht), Martin Kahanec (Central European University), Christos Kollias (University of Thessaly), Alexander Kritikos (DIW Berlin & Potsdam University), Lucie Merkle (Berlin, Free State of Bavaria), Dorothea Schäfer (DIW Berlin and Jönköping University), Sergio Scicchitano (John Cabot University, Rome, Chair GLO Program), Klaus F. Zimmermann (Free University Berlin, UNU-MERIT & GLO/EBES), Manuela Zipperling, (FOM University of Applied Sciences, Berlin)

Keynote speech: Martin Kahanec Rebuilding Ukraine in Higher Education

Submissions through:  https://editorialexpress.com/conference/GLOBerlin2024/
Submission open since January 24, 2024 – no submission fee
Deadline: March 6, 2024. CLOSED.
Open until midnight on US east coast time = midnight CET Berlin + 6 hours.

Decisions were communicated.
Conference registration see ORGANIZATIONAL DETAILS below.

Participation fees: To be paid upon conference registration (see Organizational Details).

Regular: in-person € 500, online € 350
JOPE-EES: in-person € 600, online € 450
Fees for in-person participants include coffee breaks and lunch during the conference as well as the conference reception on April 18, 2024.

To participate with no paper please pay the regular fee (in-person € 500, online € 350) as explained in “Organizational Details” and send a registration email to Office@glabor.org with the subject “GLO-Berlin-2024-No-Paper”.

Fees for all participants provide access to the full joint program of EBES 47 & GLO Berlin 2024 either online or in person. JOPE-EES authors will receive the express journal service.

ORGANIZATIONAL DETAILS

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Conference venue: FOM University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Bismarckstraße 107, 10625 Berlin

Questions to Office@glabor.org

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Call for contributions: 47th EBES Conference – Berlin/Germany April 18-20, 2024. Submission deadline: February 29, 2024.

The 47th EBES Conference – Berlin will take place on April 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2024 in Berlin, Germany. EBES 47 is supported by the Istanbul Economic Research Association and jointly organized with the GLO 2024 Berlin conference of the Glabor Labor Organization. Both collaborative conferences will be hosted by the FOM University of Applied Sciences Berlin branch and are organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person). Participants of EBES 47 Berlin and GLO 2024 Berlin will have access to all program parts of both conferences.

Interested researchers from around the world are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation considerations.

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission is February 29, 2024.

EBES Executive Board

Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Free University Berlin
Prof. Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Istanbul Medeniyet University, EBES, Turkey
Prof. 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 February 29, 2024.

For submission, please visit our website at at
https://ebesweb.org/47th-ebes-onference/berlin-abstract-submission/
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, ProQuest 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), Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Naver, SCImago, ABDC Journal Quality List, 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 is indexed by Scopus. It 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, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29 (Vol. 1), and 30th 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

Conference Date: April 18-20, 2024
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
Reply-by: March 4, 2024*
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024
Submission of the Virtual Presentation: March 16, 2024
Announcement of the Program: March 29, 2024
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): March 16, 2024**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: July 15, 2024

* 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 29, 2024, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by March 16, 2024.

Contact

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

Conference LINK

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Operating from Medellin and the World Congress of the International Economics Association (IEA).

Medellin, EAFIT December 11-15, 2023. World Congress of the International Economics Association (IEA) with over 1,000 participants from all parts of the world. Fantastic organization, up to the highest standards both form the local setting as well as from the quality of the academic program. Congratulations to EAFIT & IEA for an outstanding conference.

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is participating to represent GLO at the Executive Board and Council Meeting of IEA, speak with authors and potential contributors of the Journal of Population Economics as its Editor-in-Chief and presenting some of his research on “Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China”.

The GLO President was just recently elected Senator of Leopoldina and Chair (“Obmann”) of its Section 25 “Economics and Empirical Social Sciences” starting on December 13, 2023 for a period of 4 years. Leopoldina originated in 1652 as a classical scholarly society and is the German National Academy of Sciences. It complements his earlier work as Section Chair of the Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”, Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences, over 2014 – 2021.

Below: left Andreu Mas-Colell; middle Ashwini Deshpande; right: Steven Durlauf, John Earle, Kaushik Basu, Martin Kahanec

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2024 Kuznets Prize Awarded to Yinjunjie Zhang & Robert Breunig of the Australian National University for their research on female breadwinning and domestic abuse in Australia.

Yinjunjie Jacquelyn Zhang and Robert Breunig of the Australian National University receive the 2024 Kuznets Prize for their OPEN ACCESS article Female breadwinning and domestic abuse: evidence from Australia, which was published in the Journal of Population Economics (2023), 36, pp. 2925–2965. The annual prize honors the best article published in the Journal of Population Economics in the previous year. 

The prize will be awarded in a public online event during the 2023 GLO – JOPE Global Conference on December 4, 2023 on 10:00 pm – 12.00 am CET Berlin = December 4, 2023 on 16:00 pm – 18.00 pm EST Philadelphia = December 5, 2023 on 8:00 am – 10:00 am AEDT Sydney. For the program and to register for the event see LINK.

December 6, 2023: Missed the event? Here is the video of the session.
VIDEO of GLO-JOPE Global Conference 2023 Sessions A6-A7 (Kuznets Prize Session)


Biographical Abstracts

Yinjunjie Zhang (Jacquelyn) is a research fellow affiliated at Arndt-Corden Department of Economics and Tax and Transfer Policy Institute in Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University. Dr Zhang obtained her PhD at Texas A&M University in 2018. She has her research interest spanning the areas of labor economics, public economics, and experimental economics. A common thread is in understanding the impact of public policy on people’s behavior, choice, and welfare. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed economic journals and worked on a range of research projects aimed at providing insights on social policies and labor market outcomes.

Robert Breunig is the director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is one of Australia’s leading Public Policy Economists. He has published in over 50 international academic journals in economics and public policy. Professor Breunig has made significant policy impact through a number of his research projects: the relationship between child care and women’s labor supply; the effect of immigration to Australia on the labor market prospects of Australians; the effect of switching to cash from food stamps in the U.S. food stamp program and the inter-generational transmission of disadvantage. Professor Breunig’s research is motivated by important social policy issues and debates. His work is characterized by careful empirical study and appropriate use of statistical technique.

Paper Abstract

We explore the relationship between heterosexual partners’ relative income and the incidence of both domestic violence and emotional abuse. Using Australian data drawn from society-wide surveys, we find women who earn more than their male partners are subject to a 33% increase in partner violence and a 20% increase in emotional abuse compared to mean levels. We show the relationship between relative spouse income and female partner abuse is best modelled by a binary variable that captures “female breadwinning.” This finding differs from those of some earlier studies that considered only serious abuse and found a continuous negative relationship between female partners’ relative income and abuse. Instead, our findings suggest a mechanism related to gender norms generating domestic violence. We find no link between relative income and abuse of male partners.

More about the Kuznets Prize & previous prize winners.

Further research & video presentations on domestic violence in the Journal of Population Economics:

JOPE Collections and calls for papers: One focus (collection) is Sexual and Domestic Violence. JOPE Associate Editors Astghik Mavisakalyan and Dave Ribar are important advisors in the JOPE Editorial Board for this focus.

Recommended reading:
Prettyman, A., Ribar, D.C. (2022). Child Abuse and Neglect. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_234-1
Hsu, L., Henke, A. (2022). Intimate Partner Violence. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_309-2

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The Sixth IESR-GLO Joint Workshop at Jinan University, October 26-27, 2023, had covered papers on “Gender Issues and Domestic Violence”: REPORT

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Announcement: GLO-JOPE Global Conference 2023 will take place online December 4-6. Paper highlights, strategy & 2024 Kuznets Prize

A 3-days online event on December 4-6 celebrates recent successes and informs about publication highlights from 2023 issues 3 and 4 of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE). New JOPE publication directions are explained. The 2024 JOPE Kuznets Prize for the best paper published in 2023 is presented.

  • Event presents highlights of JOPE articles of issues 3 + 4 of 2023
    https://link.springer.com/journal/148/volumes-and-issues/36-3
    https://link.springer.com/journal/148/volumes-and-issues/36-4
  • Kuznets Prize Ceremony
  • Journal Success Report (IF: 6.1; CiteScore: 9.2)
  • JOPE 2023 report and announcements
    Exciting news: JOPE has now moved to a zero-backlog policy implying immediate publication of all newly published papers into the running quarterly issue of the journal. JOPE will start in 2024 with about two dozens of high quality research papers.
  • General time-frame all CET (Dec 4: 3pm-12am; Dec 5: 2pm-5pm; Dec 6: 2pm-4:15pm)
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    You need to register for all three days separately, see below.
  • NOTE: The event is video-taped.

Full Program below: Current draft December 6, 2023, 7:00 am CET Berlin

GLO – JOPE 2023 Global Conference, Dec 4-6

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DAY I – MONDAY, DEC 4: 3 pm – 12 am CET

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VIDEO of GLO-JOPE Global Conference 2023 Sessions A1-A5
VIDEO of GLO-JOPE Global Conference 2023 Sessions A6-A7
(Kuznets Prize Session)

A1 – Environment, Weather, Climate – Chair: JOPE Editor Shuaizhang Feng

3:00 pm. Jia Wu, Lin, J. & Han, X. Compensation for girls in early childhood and its long-run impact: family investment strategies under rainfall shockshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00901-5  Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbILc

3:15 pm. Xin Zhang, Zhang, X., Liu, Y. et al. The morbidity costs of air pollution through the Lens of Health Spending in China.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00948-y 
Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbIPy

3:30 pm. Yue Hua, Qiu, Y. & Tan, X. The effects of temperature on mental health: evidence from Chinahttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00932-y  Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbKwT

3:45 pm. Masahiro Shoji  Gendered effects of early childhood weather shocks on locus of control: evidence from 28 agricultural countrieshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00923-z  Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbKyE

4:00 pm. BREAK

A2 – Health, Vaccinations, Risky Behaviors – Chair: JOPE Editor Xi Chen

4:30 pm. Yarine Fawaz, Mira, P. Social isolation, health dynamics, and mortality: evidence across 21 European countries. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00956-y  Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diCU8

4:50 pm. Beghelli, S., Augustin De Coulon & O’Mahony, M. Health benefits of reducing aircraft pollution: evidence from changes in flight paths. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00964-y OPEN ACCESS.

5:10 pm. Elodie Djemai, Renard, Y. & Samson, AL. Mothers and fathers: education, co-residence, and child healthhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00966-w  Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dlAFr

5:30 pm. BREAK

A3 – Education – Chair: JOPE Editor Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

6:00 pm. Kendall Kennedy Hidden schooling: endogenous measurement error and bias in education and labor market experience. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00918-w  Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbKxP

6:15 pm. Ruzica Savcic, Theodoropoulos, N. & Xefteris, D. Conscription and educational outcomeshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00944-2 Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diC0V

6:30 pm. BREAK

A4 + A5 – Migration and Refugee Issues – Chair: JOPE Editor Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

7:00 pm. Yuanyuan Chen, Fu, W. Migration control policy and parent–child separation among migrant families: evidence from Chinahttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00971-z Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diCUx

7:15 pm. El-Bialy, N., Aranda, E.F., Andreas Nicklisch, A. Voigt, S. et al. No man is an island: trust, trustworthiness, and social networks among refugees in Germany
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00969-7 OPEN ACCESS.

7:30 pm. Robert Bernhardt., Wunnava, P.V. Does asking about citizenship increase labor survey non-response?  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00945-1 
Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diCZ4

7:45pm. Kovacic, M., Cristina Elisa Orso Who’s afraid of immigration? The effect of economic preferences on tolerance. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00947-z  OPEN ACCESS

8:00 pm. BREAK

A6 – Gender Issues and Preferences – Chair: JOPE Editor Kompal Sinha.

Note that December 4, 2023, 10:00 pm – 12.00 am CET Berlin = December 4, 2023 on 16:00 pm – 18.00 pm EST Philadelphia = December 5, 2023, 8:00 am – 10:00 am AEDT Sydney.  
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10:00 pm. Jones, T.R., Matthew Millington & Price, J. Changes in parental gender preference in the USA: evidence from 1850 to 2019https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00957-x Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diCXe

10:20 pm. Yinjunjie Zhang & Robert Breunig (Australian National University)
Female breadwinning and domestic abuse: evidence from Australia https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00975-9 OPEN ACCESS.
Kuznets Prize 2024 winning paper for the best JOPE article published in 2023. MORE INFO.
Questions & remarks: GLO VirtYS Scholars 2023/2024
Tarana Chauhan (Cornell University) & Xinyan Liu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

11:00 pm.

A7 – JOPE Annual Report & JOPE Kuznets Prize Ceremony. Chair: JOPE Editor Kompal Sinha.

  • JOPE Annual Report:  Klaus F. Zimmermann (JOPE & GLO)   
  • The Kuznets Prize Ceremony: Kompal Sinha (Macquarie University)
  • Kuznets Prize LaudatioAstghik Mavisakalyan (Curtin University)
  • Response: Kuznets Prize Winner

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VIDEO of GLO-JOPE Global Conference 2023 Sessions B1-B3

B1 & B2 – Family & Fertility: Chair: JOPE Editor Milena Nikolova

2:00 pm. Jisoo Hwang, Kim, S.K. Unexpected longevity, intergenerational policies, and fertilityhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00943-3 OPEN ACCESS

2:15 pm. Anna Adamecz-Völgyi, A., Henderson, M. & Shure, N. The labor market returns to “first-in-family” university graduateshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00908-y OPEN ACCESS

2:30 pm. Congdon Fors, H., Annika Lindskog Son preference and education Inequalities in India: the role of gender-biased fertility strategies and preferential treatment of boys. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00941-5 OPEN ACCESS

2:45 pm. Casarico, A., Elena del Rey Canteli, E. & Silva, J.I. Child care costs, household liquidity constraints, and gender inequality. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00936-2  OPEN ACCESS

3:00 pm. Casarico, A., Salvatore Lattanzio Behind the child penalty: understanding what contributes to the labour market costs of motherhood. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00937-1 Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbIRU

3:15 pm. BREAK

B3 – Fertility and Marriage – Chair: JOPE Editor Terra McKinnish

4:00 pm. Jie Zhang, Liu, H. Differential fertility, school enrollment, and development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00954-0 OPEN ACCESS.

4:15 pm. Madhulika Khanna, Kochhar, N.: Do marriage markets respond to a natural disaster? The impact of flooding of the Kosi river in India. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00955-z Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diCVT

4:30 pm. Bastian Schulz, Siuda, F. Marriage and divorce: the role of unemployment insurancehttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00961-1 OPEN ACCESS.

B4 – Aspirations and Preferences – Chair: JOPE Editor Terra McKinnish

VIDEO of GLO-JOPE Global Conference 2023 Session B4

4:45 pm. Otrachshenko, V., Nikolova, M. & Olga Popova Double-edged sword: persistent effects of Communist regime affiliations on well-being and preferences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00930-0  OPEN ACCESS.

5:00 pm. END OF DAY II

DAY III – WEDNESDAY, DEC 6: 2 pm – 4:15 pm CET

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VIDEO of GLO-JOPE Global Conference 2023 Sessions C1-C3

C1 & C2 – Historical Demography – Chair: JOPE Editor Oded Galor

2:00 pm. Raphael Franck The impact of industrialization on secondary schooling during the industrial revolution: evidence from nineteenth-century France.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00962-0 Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diCUM

2:15 pm. Angus Chu Natural selection and Neanderthal extinction in a Malthusian economyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00939-z  Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbJ00

2:30 pm. Bai, Y., Yanjun Li & Lam, P.H. Quantity-quality trade-off in Northeast China during the Qing dynasty. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00933-x  
Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbJ1F

2:45 pm. BREAK

3:15 pm. Kwan Lee The impact of a local human capital shock: evidence from World War II veterans. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00919-9 Readlink: https://rdcu.be/dbKzA

3:30 pm. Sijie Hu Survival of the literati: Social status and reproduction in Ming–Qing China. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00960-2 Readlink: https://rdcu.be/diCX5

C3 – Retirement – Chair: JOPE Editor Gregory Ponthiere

3:45 pm. Enrique Pardo Reinoso Mandatory retirement savings in the presence of an informal labor market. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00967-9 OPEN ACCESS.

Final Remarks – Season’s Greetings – Chair: JOPE Managing Editor Madeline Zavodny

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm. Remarks and conference ending.

Congratulations, Professor Galor!

Oded Galor

Today, we celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Oded Galor, a North Star in the field of economics. His groundbreaking work has illuminated our understanding of humanity’s economic journey. His dedication to research has inspired countless individuals around the world. The Journal of Population Economics and the GLO global network is grateful for his endless support and great inspirations. On this special day, we honor his remarkable contributions and wish him a very happy birthday. May his path continue to be marked by curiosity, discovery, and success.

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Sixth IESR-GLO Joint Workshop at Jinan University, October 26-27, 2023: REPORT.

The 6th IESR-GLO joint workshop on “Gender Issues and Domestic Violence” took place in Guangzhou, Jinan University, China, on October 26-27, 2023. The event was jointly organized by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) of Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) with the support of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE).

The two-days workshop discussed family, gender and child issues including gender equality and sexual & domestic violence. These issues are and remain of particular interest for future publications of JOPE. The event also reviewed and celebrated the recent success JOPE has achieved with impact factor IF = 6.1 and CiteScore 9.2.

On the invitation of IESR Director Shuaizhang Feng, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann had already given a public lecture at Jinan University on “Economic Preferences Across Generations” on October 25.

Day 1 October 26
12:00-2:00 PM Lunch

2:00-2:45 PM

  • Welcome Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University and GLO
  • Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) & IESR-GLO Collaboration
    Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT and GLO, JOPE Editor-in-Chief


Impact Factor 2022 IF = 6.1
CiteScore 2022 = 9.2


Among the top 12 best cited articles for the 2022 Impact Factor are two papers with IESR authors:

Rank 1: Qiu, Y., Chen, X. & Shi, W. Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China. JOPE 33, 1127–1172 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-020-00778-2 OPEN ACCESS.
Rank 11: Meng, X., Xue, S. Social networks and mental health outcomes: Chinese rural–urban migrant experience. JOPE 33, 155–195 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-019-00748-3 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dpLbO

From the left: Wei Shi, Yun Qiu, JOPE Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor Shuaizhang Feng & Sen Xue. The handling editor of both articles was the Editor-in-Chief.

JOPE Collections and calls for papers: One focus (collection) is Sexual and Domestic Violence. JOPE Associate Editors Astghik Mavisakalyan and Dave Ribar are important advisors in the JOPE Editorial Board for this focus.

Recommended reading:
Prettyman, A., Ribar, D.C. (2022). Child Abuse and Neglect. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_234-1
Hsu, L., Henke, A. (2022). Intimate Partner Violence. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_309-2

Session I – Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann

2:45-3:30 PM

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health

Tushar Bharati (University of Western Australia), Michael Dockery (Curtin University),
Astghik Mavisakalyan (Curtin University and GLO) and Loan Vu (Curtin University)

3:30-4:00 PM Break

4:00-4:45 PM 

  • No Pain, More Gain: Anti-domestic Violence Law and Female Wages in Rural China

Liu Xinyan, CUHK and GLO
The author is a 2023-24 VirtYS scholar, Astghik Mavisakalyan her mentor in this program.

4:45-5:30 PM

  • Women, Violence and Work: Threat of Sexual Violence and Women’s Decision to Work

Tanika Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Management and GLO; Nafisa Lohawala,
University of Michigan

5:30 PM: JOPE internal meeting

Discussion of Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann & Editor Shuaizhang Feng with JOPE Associate Editors Astghik Mavisakalyan & Dave Ribar (online) as well as Tanika Chakraborty & Xiao Zhang about the focus Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Shuaizhang Feng, Tanika Chakraborty, Astghik Mavisakalyan & Klaus F. Zimmermann

Day 2 October 27

Sen Xue (left) & Shuaizhang Feng

Session II – Chair: Sen Xue

9:00-:9:45 AM

  • The Impact of Ozone Pollution on Mortality: Evidence from China

Yunning Liu, Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control; Yun Qiu, Jinan University and GLO; Wei Shi, Jinan University and GLO; Maigeng Zhou, Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control

9:45-10:30 AM

  • Parental Migration, Parenting and Children’s Skill Development

Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University and GLO; James J. Heckman, University of Chicago and GLO; Jun Hyung Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and GLO; Yuejie Han, Jinan University; Sen Xue, Jinan University and GLO

10:30-11:00 AM Break

Session III – Chair: Shuaizhang Feng

11:00-11:45 AM

  • Shaping Gender Role Attitudes: Intergenerational Impacts of Parental Occupational Differences during Adolescence

Shu Cai, Jinan University and GLO; Wei Luo, Jinan University and GLO; Zheng Zhong, Jinan University

11:45-12:30 AM 

  • Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China

Shuai Chu, Renmin University and GLO, Xiangquan Zeng, Renmin University and GLO & Klaus
F. Zimmermann
, UNU-MERIT and GLO

Summary
Shuaizhang Feng
, Jinan University & GLO

Lunch

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Sixth Renmin University of China & GLO Conference 2023. Program & Report.

The 6th Renmin University of China, Beijing & GLO Conference 2023 on Chinese labor market issues took place in person October 7-8 at Renmin University of China organized by the School of Labor and Human Resources together with GLO. The event was supported by the Journal of Population Economics.

Organizers: Liqiu Zhao (Renmin University of China and GLO); Corrado Giulietti (University of Southampton and GLO, Associate Editor Journal of Population Economics); Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China and GLO, Associate Editor Journal of Population Economics), and GLO President & Editor-in-Chief Journal of Population Economics Klaus F. Zimmermann (Renmin University of China & Free University of Berlin).

The full academic program is provided below; conference photo at the end.
See also: Conference program.

The conference was opened by Zhong Zhao, who is also the Dean of the School of Labor and Human Resources at Renmin University, and Klaus F. Zimmermann for GLO.

The first keynote speaker was Junsen Zhang (Zhejiang University and GLO), who spoke about “Aging in a Dual Economy: Urban Aging, Massive Migration, and Agricultural Development”.

In his keynote (“Publishing in Research Journals at the Time of AI”), Zimmermann mentioned that the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) has published important Chinese studies and will continue to do so. Among the top 12 best cited articles for the 2022 Impact Factor (with a top value for JOPE of IF = 6.1) are four articles from Chinese authors with contributors of three articles present at the conference.

From the left: Sen Xue, Junsen Zhang, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Zhong Zhao, Liqiu Zhao

Among the top 12 best cited articles for the 2022 JOPE Impact Factor are four papers with authors based in China:

Rank 1: Qiu, Y., Chen, X. & Shi, W. Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China. JOPE 33, 1127–1172 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-020-00778-2 OPEN ACCESS.
Handling Editor: Klaus F. Zimmermann
Rank 8: Du, H., Xiao, Y. & Zhao, Liqiu Education and gender role attitudes. JOPE 34, 475–513 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-020-00793-3 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dpTur
Handling Editor: Shuaizhang Feng
Rank 11: Meng, X., Xue, Sen Social networks and mental health outcomes: Chinese rural–urban migrant experience. JOPE 33, 155–195 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-019-00748-3 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dpLbO
Handling Editor: Klaus F. Zimmermann
Rank 12: Tang, C., Zhao, Liqiu & Zhao, Zhong Does free education help combat child labor? The effect of a free compulsory education reform in rural China. JOPE 33, 601–631 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-019-00741-w Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dpU9i
Handling Editor: Junsen Zhang

Day 1: Saturday. October 7, 2023

Day 2: Sunday. October 8, 2023

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Report on Scientific Collaborations with Renmin University of China

Reflections and debate on the 40th Anniversary of the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China. A large day-long event took place on October 4, 2023 at Renmin University, Beijing, China. Since its creation, GLO had annual research conferences with the School, the 6th RUC-GLO conference took place on October 7-8, 2023. However, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann had organized international collaborations and exchange with the School already over a period of three decades before in his previous roles as Founding Director of IZA Bonn (for two decades) and his tenure as Professor and Director of SELPO at the University of Munich (in the decade before).

Consequently, the GLO President was one of the main (and the only foreign) speakers among a long list of distinguished authorities during the morning (19 speeches) congratulating the School for its rise to excellence, success and international recognition. Zimmermann said: “I extend my heartfelt congratulations on your decades of escalating success! The success reflects your commitment to advancing science, particularly in the field of economics through research and policy advice. Your contributions through international visibility and collaborations are commendable. Since its establishment in 1983, the School has grown into a leading institution in labor research and education in China with global recognition. One of its notable achievements includes the creation of China’s first research program for a PhD degree in labor economics in 1994, among many others. The School has made significant strides in areas such as employment, income distribution, labor relations, human resource development and management, social security, and more.”

The presentations in the afternoon discussed the evolution of the discipline and the contributions the School was engaged with. In this context, Klaus F. Zimmermann gave a speech on “Family Economics: From Constraints to Preferences and Stereotypes” reviewing also the collaborative work he has done and is still doing with Chinese researchers. He further detailed the long-term contacts he has been involved with and thanked in particular former Dean Xiangquan Zeng and current Dean Zhong Zhao for the many years of successful collaborations.

In a special speech, Dean Zhong Zhao honored Xiangquan Zeng and Klaus F. Zimmermann in the name of the School for their long-term strong efforts to foster scientific collaborations with a certificate (see below).

On Friday October 6, 2023 Xiangquan Zeng gave an opening speech at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Labor Society which also took place at Renmin University of China. Klaus F. Zimmermann was invited to deliver a keynote lecture on “Migrant Local Identity and Labor Market Success”.

October 4, 2023; Morning Session.

40th Anniversary of the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China: Building a Discipline of Labor Economics and Management with Chinese Characteristics

First row GLO Fellows Yang Du & Desheng Lai; second row, right Zhong Zhao, Dean of the School (and GLO Fellow) on his way to provide his speech at the end of the morning celebrations.

October 4, 2023; Afternoon Session.

40th Anniversary of the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China: Global Forum of Labor Economics and Management Disciplines

GLO Fellow Xiangquan Zeng and Klaus F. Zimmermann receiving the certificates of the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University.

Dean Zhong Zhao and Klaus F. Zimmermann with respect for the achievements.

October 6, 2023

2023 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Labor Society


Renmin University of China Professor Xiangquan Zeng during his opening speech at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Labor Society.

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann delivered a keynote lecture on “Migrant Local Identity and Labor Market Success”.

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Sixth IESR-GLO Joint Workshop at Jinan University, October 26-27, 2023.

The 6th IESR-GLO joint workshop on “Gender Issues and Domestic Violence” takes place in Guangzhou, Jinan University, China, on October 26-27, 2023. The event is jointly organized by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) of Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) with the support of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE).

Day 1 October 26
12:00-2:00 PM Lunch

2:00-2:45 PM

  • Welcome Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University and GLO
  • Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) & IESR-GLO Collaboration
    Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT and GLO, JOPE Editor-in-Chief

    Recommended reading: Prettyman, A., Ribar, D.C. (2022). Child Abuse and Neglect. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_234-1

Session I – Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann

2:45-3:30 PM

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health

Tushar Bharati (University of Western Australia), Michael Dockery (Curtin University),
Astghik Mavisakalyan (Curtin University and GLO) and Loan Vu (Curtin University)

3:30-4:00 PM Break

4:00-4:45 PM 

  • No Pain, More Gain: Anti-domestic Violence Law and Female Wages in Rural China

Liu Xinyan, CUHK and GLO

4:45-5:30 PM

  • Women, Violence and Work: Threat of Sexual Violence and Women’s Decision to Work

Tanika Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Management and GLO; Nafisa Lohawala,
University of Michigan

5:30 PM: JOPE internal meeting

Day 2 October 27

Session II – Chair: Sen Xue

9:00-:9:45 AM

  • The Impact of Ozone Pollution on Mortality: Evidence from China

Yunning Liu, Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control; Yun Qiu, Jinan University and GLO; Wei Shi, Jinan University and GLO; Maigeng Zhou, Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control

9:45-10:30 AM

  • Parental Migration, Parenting and Children’s Skill Development

Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University and GLO; James J. Heckman, University of Chicago and GLO; Jun Hyung Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and GLO; Yuejie Han, Jinan University; Sen Xue, Jinan University and GLO

10:30-11:00 AM Break

Session III – Chair: Shuaizhang Feng

11:00-11:45 AM

  • Shaping Gender Role Attitudes: Intergenerational Impacts of Parental Occupational Differences during Adolescence

Shu Cai, Jinan University and GLO; Wei Luo, Jinan University and GLO; Zheng Zhong, Jinan University

11:45-12:30 AM 

  • Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China

Shuai Chu, Renmin University and GLO, Xiangquan Zeng, Renmin University and GLO & Klaus
F. Zimmermann
, UNU-MERIT and GLO

Summary
Shuaizhang Feng
, Jinan University & GLO

Lunch

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Human Capital Workshop Call for Papers by Bank of Italy.

The Bank of Italy is pleased to announce a one-day workshop on “Human Capital” to be held on March 22, 2024.

The workshop brings together leading researchers in the field of education and human capital to present their theoretical and empirical research.

The deadline to submit a paper is January 8, 2024.

The keynote lecture will be given by Lance Lochner (University of Western Ontario).

The scientific committee is composed by: Giulia Bovini, Antonio Dalla Zuanna, Domenico Depalo, Annalisa Loviglio (University of Bologna), Monica Langella (University of Naples Federico II).

We kindly ask you to circulate the call and submit your research.

More information:
https://www.bancaditalia.it/media/notizia/4th-bank-of-italy-human-capital-workshop/?com.dotmarketing.htmlpage.language

The post was suggested by GLO Fellow Domenico Depalo.

Featured image: david-kohler-unsplash

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Call for contributions: 46th EBES Conference – Rome/Italy January 10-12, 2024. Abstract deadline: November 30, 2023.

The 46th EBES Conference – Rome will take place on January 10th,11th, and 12th, 2024 in Rome, Italy. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association and organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person).

Interested researchers from around the world are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation considerations.

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission is November 30, 2023.

EBES Executive Board

Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Free University Berlin
Prof. Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Istanbul Medeniyet University, EBES, Turkey
Prof. 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 November 30, 2023.

For submission, please visit our website at https://ebesweb.org/46th-ebes-conference-rome/46th-abstract-submission/ 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, ProQuest 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), Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Naver, SCImago, ABDC Journal Quality List, 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 is indexed by Scopus. It 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, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29 (Vol. 1), and 30th 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

Conference Date: January 10-12, 2024
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2023
Reply-by: December 10, 2023*
Registration Deadline: December 19, 2023
Submission of the Virtual Presentation: December 20, 2023
Announcement of the Program: December 25, 2023
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): December 20, 2023**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: March 16, 2024

* 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 November 30, 2023, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by December 20, 2023.

Contact

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

Conference LINK

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Ten Years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative “has now been active for ten years and has led to China engaging in $1.01 trillion worth of investment and construction in 148 countries around the world.” (statista) The initiative has been under debate ever since the beginning.

  • Lauren A. Johnston (2023). China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Human Capital Implications. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_412-1

    In 2013 China launched a flagship global development and geoeconomics initiative, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). From the lens of the contents of the two launch speeches the BRI can be understood as having five policy-related objectives which should be achieved via and alongside five delivery-related principles. These include direct human resources–related objectives, including fostering people-to-people ties, and goals that have vast implicit human resources–related implications, including those calling for fostering greater trade and investment. This chapter outlines those launch speeches, and China’s economic circumstances at the time of their delivery. This sets the context for onward elaboration of the BRI’s human resources–related policy announcements and goals, and the mechanisms for their delivery, including educational scholarships and in-country technical and vocational training, alongside language training, mainly via Confucius Institutes. Since none of China’s BRI activities happen in a controlled vacuum, and the BRI’s implementation context typically varies across time, country, and sector, it is difficult to draw specific human resource–related conclusions as to the BRI’s related implications. Case studies around the use of Chinese labor, and Chinese management, are, however, explored, and emphasis is placed on capacity to co-shape the human resources–related evolution of the BRI going forward.

  • Michele Bruni (2022). China, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the Century of Great Migration. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    GLO Interview with the author.

  • 2019 IESR-GLO Workshop on ‘Belt and Road’ – Labor Markets.

Source: statista

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EBES – GLO Conference Collaborations: Budapest, Rome, Berlin

The 45th EBES Conference took place on October 11-13, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was hosted by Mathias Corvinus Collegium and organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person). GLO & EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann gave a welcome speech together with Ender Demir (EBES) and Zoltan Csefalvay (Mathias Corvinus Collegium). Zimmermann also chaired the Editors’ Panel Session presenting the two EBES journals Eurasian Economic Review and the Eurasian Business Review next to his own Journal of Population Economics.

EBES 45 Budapest Conference Program

The next conferences were discussed and announced (mark your calendars):

  • January 10-12, 2024: Rome, Italy.  46th EBES HYBRID conference. Submission deadline November 30, 2023.  Call for contributions.
  • April 18-20, 2024: Berlin, Germany47th EBES HYBRID conference. (The first two days will be in person only.) Jointly Organized with GLO and FOM University of Applied SciencesBerlin. GLO will organize a separate program part with separate registration and paper call. Participants will have access to all program parts of both conferences.

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Call for contributions: 45th EBES Conference – Budapest/Hungary October 11-13, 2023. Abstract deadline: September 17, 2023.

The 45th EBES Conference – Budapest will take place on October 11th,12th, and 13th, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. The conference will be hosted by Mathias Corvinus Collegium with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association and organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person).

Interested researchers from around the world are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation considerations.

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission is September 17, 2023.

EBES Executive Board

Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Free University Berlin
Prof. Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Istanbul Medeniyet University, EBES, Turkey
Prof. 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 September 17, 2023.

For submission, please visit https://ebesweb.org/45th-ebes-conference-budapest/budapest-abstract-submission/ 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, ProQuest 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), Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Naver, SCImago, ABDC Journal Quality List, 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 is indexed by Scopus. It 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, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29 (Vol. 1), and 30th 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

Conference Date: October 11-13, 2023
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: September 17, 2023
Reply-by: Shortly after September 17, 2023*
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2023
Submission of the Virtual Presentation: September 21, 2023
Announcement of the Program: September 26, 2023
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): September 21, 2023**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: December 9, 2023

* 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 September 9, 2023, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by September 21, 2023.

Contact

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

Conference LINK

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EBES 44 Istanbul, July 6-8, 2023. Conference Report. Keun Lee received distinguished EBES Fellow Award.

On July 6, 2o23, Keun Lee, Seoul National University, and Editor, Research Policy, received the distinguished EBES Fellow Award 2023 and provided a speech on Schumpeterian Economics and Catch up by Latecomers.

Left: Panel session with Dorothea Schäfer, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Marco Vivarelli and Keun Lee.
Right: Marco Vivarelli, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Mehmet Bilgin and Keun Lee.

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Centenary Symposium 8-9 June 2023 of the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University

Congratulations to Princeton’s Industrial Relations Section and its leader Orley Ashenfelter celebrating 100 years of tremendous success in research and policy impact: More information.

Cecilia Rose, Joshua Angrist, Janet Currie, David Card and David Lee

Orley Ashenfelter & Klaus F. Zimmermann
during the IR Section Centennial Symposium, Princeton, June 9, 2023

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Australasian Development Economics Workshop takes place in Sydney June 8-9, 2023.

The Department of Economics at Macquarie University with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Global Labor Organization (GLO) is organizing the 18th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW) in Sydney, Australia from 8-9 June 2023. 

ADEW is Australia’s leading development economics conference, often involving participants from the broader Asia-Pacific region. The workshop is an opportunity for participants to share and discuss ideas, present research, and network with colleagues with similar research interests. National and international speakers will participate in thought-provoking sessions and participation from researchers, policymakers and PhD students is welcome.

More information.
The event agenda can now be viewed here.

GLO Fellow Kompal Sinha is Chair of the organizing committee of ADEW.

Kompal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of Macquarie University. She is also an Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, a Section Editor “Health” of the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics and Lead of the GLO Cluster Development, Health, Inequality and Behavior.

Featured image: Charl-Folscher-on-Unsplash

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Call for contributions: 44th EBES Conference – Istanbul/Turkey July 6-8, 2023. Abstract deadline: June 14, 2023

The 44th EBES Conference – Istanbul will take place on July 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference will be hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association and organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person).

Interested researchers from around the world are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation considerations.

Deadline for Abstract Submission is June 14, 2023.

June 25, 2023: CONFERENCE PROGRAM ONLINE: LINK

EBES Executive Board

Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Free University Berlin
Prof. Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Istanbul Medeniyet University, EBES, Turkey
Prof. 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 June 14, 2023. (Previous deadline of May 31 extended!)

For submission, please visit https://ebesweb.org/44th-ebes-conference- istanbul/abstract-submission/ 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, ProQuest 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), Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Naver, SCImago, ABDC Journal Quality List, 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 is indexed by Scopus. It 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, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29 (Vol. 1), and 30th 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

Conference Date: July 6-8, 2023
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: June 14, 2023
Reply-by: June 14, 2023*
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2023
Submission of the Virtual Presentation: June 19, 2023
Announcement of the Program: June 23, 2023
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): June 19, 2023**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: October 15, 2023

* 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 June 14, 2023, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by June 15, 2023.

Contact

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

Conference LINK

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Spring JOPE Conference of the Journal of Population Economics on April 27, 2023. Report & Video

The April 2023 issue (2) of Vol. 36 of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) is out (LINK to issue). Highlights of the issue and of recent other related JOPE publications were presented during the April 27 Online JOPE Spring 2023 conference.

Program, access to the articles and some pictures below.
You missed the event? Here is the EVENT VIDEO.

Program

April 27, 2023. 10:00 – 12:00 CEST/Berlin time (10-12 am). PART I

Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor-in-Chief: Welcome (10:00 – 10:05 CEST)

Lead article issue 2, 2023:

Uwe Jirjahn, Ottenbacher, M.: Big Five personality traits and sex. 
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00893-2 Open Access

Covid-19

Tanika Chakraborty, Mukherjee, A.: Economic geography of contagion: a study of COVID-19 outbreak in India.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00935-9 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3NmQ

Pongou, R., Guy Tchuente & Tondji, JB.: Optimal interventions in networks during a pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00916-y Open Access

Migration

Andreas Beerli, Indergand, R. & Kunz, J.S.: The supply of foreign talent: how skill-biased technology drives the location choice and skills of new immigrants.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00892-3 Open Access

Magda Ulceluse, M., Kahanec, M.: Eastward enlargements of the European Union, transitional arrangements and self-employment.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00904-2 Open Access

Sumit Deole, S.S., Rieger, M.O.: The immigrant-native gap in risk and time preferences in Germany: levels, socio-economic determinants, and recent changes.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00925-x Open Access

Intergenerational transfers

Ulvestad, M.E.S., Simen Markussen: Born or bred? The roles of nature and nurture for intergenerational persistence in labour market outcomes.  
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-021-00880-z  Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3Nb1

Q&A about publishing with JOPE (informal exchange for those interested)

April 27, 2023. 15:00 – 17:00 CEST/Berlin time (3-5 pm). PART II

Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor-in-Chief: Welcome (15:00 – 15:05 CEST)

  • CHAIR: Myra Yazbeck, JOPE Associate Editor (15:05 – 15:20 CEST)

Native Americans

Danny Blanchflower, Feir, D.L.: Native Americans’ experience of chronic distress in the USA. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00910-4 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3NqP

Refugees

Lorraine Wong: The effect of linguistic proximity on the labour market outcomes of the asylum population. 
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00906-0 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3NdJ

Hannafi, C., Mohamed Ali Marouani: Social integration of Syrian refugees and their intention to stay in Germany.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00913-1 Open Access

Hai-Anh H. Dang, Verme, P.: Estimating poverty for refugees in data-scarce contexts: an application of cross-survey imputation.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00909-x Open Access

  • CHAIR: Myra Yazbeck, JOPE Associate Editor (16:15 – 16:45 CEST)

    Health

    Bence Boje-Kovacs, Greve, J. & Weatherall, C.D.: Neighborhoods and mental health—evidence from a natural experiment in the public social housing sector. 
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00922-0 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3Nrt

    Olu Abiona, Ajefu, J.B.: The impact of timing of in utero drought shocks on birth outcomes in rural households: evidence from Sierra Leone.  
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00926-w  published online first. OPEN ACCESS.

    Q&A about publishing with JOPE (informal exchange for those interested)

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    Register for the Spring JOPE Conference of the Journal of Population Economics on April 27, 2023. Meet the authors online.

    The April 2023 issue (2) of Vol. 36 of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) is out (LINK to issue). Highlights of the issue and of recent other related JOPE publications are presented during the April 27 Online JOPE Spring 2023 conference. Participation is free. There will be time for questions.

    Post updated: April 28, 2023; 08:00 pm CEST

    You missed the event? Here is the EVENT VIDEO.

    Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: CLOSED

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Please join any time during 10-12 am CEST and/or 3-5 pm CEST on April 27, 2023.

    We are looking forward to your online participation!

    Note: JOPE’s Editor-in-Chief offers informal talks with participants about publishing with JOPE directly after the sub-meetings.

    Program

    April 27, 2023. 10:00 – 12:00 CEST/Berlin time (10-12 am). PART I

    Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor-in-Chief: Welcome (10:00 – 10:05 CEST)

    Lead article issue 2, 2023:

    Uwe Jirjahn, Ottenbacher, M.: Big Five personality traits and sex. 
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00893-2 Open Access

    Covid-19

    Tanika Chakraborty, Mukherjee, A.: Economic geography of contagion: a study of COVID-19 outbreak in India.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00935-9 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3NmQ

    Pongou, R., Guy Tchuente & Tondji, JB.: Optimal interventions in networks during a pandemic.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00916-y Open Access

    Migration

    Andreas Beerli, Indergand, R. & Kunz, J.S.: The supply of foreign talent: how skill-biased technology drives the location choice and skills of new immigrants.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00892-3 Open Access

    Magda Ulceluse, M., Kahanec, M.: Eastward enlargements of the European Union, transitional arrangements and self-employment.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00904-2 Open Access

    Sumit Deole, S.S., Rieger, M.O.: The immigrant-native gap in risk and time preferences in Germany: levels, socio-economic determinants, and recent changes.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00925-x Open Access

    Intergenerational transfers

    Ulvestad, M.E.S., Simen Markussen: Born or bred? The roles of nature and nurture for intergenerational persistence in labour market outcomes.  
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-021-00880-z  Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3Nb1

    Q&A about publishing with JOPE (informal exchange for those interested)

    April 27, 2023. 15:00 – 17:00 CEST/Berlin time (3-5 pm). PART II

    Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor-in-Chief: Welcome (15:00 – 15:05 CEST)

    • CHAIR: Myra Yazbeck, JOPE Associate Editor (15:05 – 15:20 CEST)

    Native Americans

    Danny Blanchflower, Feir, D.L.: Native Americans’ experience of chronic distress in the USA. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00910-4 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3NqP

    Refugees

    Lorraine Wong: The effect of linguistic proximity on the labour market outcomes of the asylum population. 
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00906-0 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3NdJ

    Hannafi, C., Mohamed Ali Marouani: Social integration of Syrian refugees and their intention to stay in Germany.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00913-1 Open Access

    Hai-Anh H. Dang, Verme, P.: Estimating poverty for refugees in data-scarce contexts: an application of cross-survey imputation.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00909-x Open Access

    • CHAIR: Myra Yazbeck, JOPE Associate Editor (16:15 – 16:45 CEST)

    Health

    Bence Boje-Kovacs, Greve, J. & Weatherall, C.D.: Neighborhoods and mental health—evidence from a natural experiment in the public social housing sector. 
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00922-0 Free Readlink: https://rdcu.be/c3Nrt

    Olu Abiona, Ajefu, J.B.: The impact of timing of in utero drought shocks on birth outcomes in rural households: evidence from Sierra Leone.  
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00926-w  published online first. OPEN ACCESS.

    Q&A about publishing with JOPE (informal exchange for those interested)

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    VIII SITES conference in Economic Development- Naples 14-16 September 2023. Call for papers. Deadline May 15, 2023.

    The VIII SITES conference in Economic Development, entitled “Persistence and Change: the New challenges for Economic Development”, which will be held in Naples (Italy) on 14-16 September 2023.

    Keynote Speakers: FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON (Paris School of Economics), PAOLA GIULIANO (UCLA Anderson School of Management), SANDRA SEQUEIRA (London School of Economics) and KLAUS F. ZIMMERMANN (Bonn University).

    Submission deadline for papers: May 15, 2023.
    Further information: LINK

    Featured image: Charl-Folscher-on-Unsplash

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    Call for contributions: Welfare & Policy conference on “Individual and collective responses to a troubled world”, Bordeaux May 4-5, 2023.

    GLO Fellow Olivier Bargain, on behalf of the scientific committee, announces the first edition of the Welfare & Policy Conference. The broad topic for this first conference is:  “Individual and collective responses to a troubled world”, but sessions are open to various domains of research. It will take place in Bordeaux/France on May 4-5, 2023.

    Keynote speakers are Conchita d’Ambrosio (Luxembourg University) and Yann Algan (HEC Paris). The call for paper and more information can be found at: 
    https://wapsociety.org/event/conference-individual-and-collective-responses-to-a-troubled-world

    Deadline for submitting abstracts or papers: Before 28 February 2023.

    For any question, contact olivier.bargain@u-bordeaux.fr or contact@wapsociety.org

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    Working from home and local labour markets. Call for papers for a special session: XLIV AISRe Conference in Naples, 6-8 September 2023.

    Deadline for submitting abstracts: 28 February 2023. The GLO-supported session is co-organized by GLO Italy Country Lead Sergio Scicchitano (INAPP, GLO, and John Cabot University).

    CALL FOR PAPERS: XLIV AISRe Conference in Naples, 6-8 September 2023
    ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI SCIENZE REGIONALI

    Special Session: SO.11 Working from home and local labour markets

    Convenors: Ilaria Mariotti (DAStU-Politecnico di Milano), Federica Rossi (DAStU-Politecnico di Milano), Sergio Scicchitano (INAPP, GLO, and John Cabot University), Giuseppe Croce (Sapienza Università di Roma).

    The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the way people live and work, revealing itself both as a health and a socioeconomic crisis. Specifically, we have witnessed a change in the place of work: due to the movement restrictions, working from home (WFH) has massively grown. As the emerging scientific literature is pointing out, this has had numerous impacts on the local labour markets.

    This special session aims at debating this issue across different perspectives: WFH impacts on workers, employers and territories.

    Specifically, we welcome submissions interested in, but not limited to, the following research questions:

    • Does WFH increase the workers’ productivity (both before and during the pandemic)?
    • How does WFH change employees’ work-life balance?   
    • Are there different impacts of WFH on private companies and public administration in terms of business models, location choices, organization of offices and new workspaces?
    • Have large metropolitan cities become ghost towns?
    • Do peripheral areas gain remote workers?
    • Has WFH changed the geography of labour?

    To submit an abstract, we ask for a brief description of the theme and content you would like to present (max 250 words). The abstract should also include a (working) title, up to 5 keywords, your name, and your co-authors, if applicable. Remember to indicate your interest in submitting for special session SO.11.

    We appreciate a maximum of two abstract submissions per person.

    Upload your abstract online until 28 February 2023.
    Learn more, and submit your abstract:
    https://www.aisre.it/slider/xlvi-conferenza-scientifica-annuale-2023-napoli/ 

    KEY DATES

    Deadline for submitting abstracts: 28 February 2023
    Decision notification: 31 March 2023
    Registration at early bird fee: 31 May 2023  
    Registration at a full fee: 20 June 2023   
    Programme publication on the website: 20 July 2023 (based on paid registrations)
    XLIV AISRe Conference: 6-8 September 2023

    Related research

    Bonacini, L., Gallo, G. & Scicchitano, S. Working from home and income inequality: risks of a ‘new normal’ with COVID-19. Journal of Population Economics 34, 303–360 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-020-00800-7

    Caselli, M., Fracasso, A. & Scicchitano, S. From the lockdown to the new normal: individual mobility and local labor market characteristics following the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. Journal of Population Economics 35, 1517–1550 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-022-00891-4

    Featured image: Charles-Deluvio-on-Unsplash

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    Analyzing household cost functions using direct wellbeing measures.

    The study of GLO Fellow Arie Kapteyn (University of Southern California) published in 1994 in the Journal of Population Economics demonstrated that subjective wellbeing measures fully identify household cost functions.

    Happy birthday and 77 thanks to a role model in the field of population economics.

    Kapteyn, A. The measurement of household cost functions. Journal of Population Economics 7:4, 333–350 (1994).

    https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00161471 
    Free link to read: https://rdcu.be/c4SAL

    PUBLISHED
    Vol. 36, Issue 1, January 2023: Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) 16 articles. https://link.springer.com/journal/148/volumes-and-issues/36-1
    Watch the videos of article presentations on December 1, 2022 during the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    JOPE has CiteScore 6.5 (2021, LINK) & Impact Factor 4.7 (2021, LINK)

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    Call for contributions: 43nd EBES Conference – Madrid/Spain April 12-14, 2023. Abstract deadline: February 24, 2023

    The 43rd EBES Conference – Madrid will take place on 12th, 13th, 14th, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association and organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person).

    Interested researchers from around the world are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation consideration.

    Deadline for Abstract Submission is March 13, 2023.

    More details!

    Conference program.

    EBES Executive Board

    Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Free University Berlin
    Prof. Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Istanbul Medeniyet University, EBES, Turkey
    Prof. 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 March 13, 2023.

    For submission, please visit https://ebesweb.org/43rd-ebes-conference-madrid/43rd-abstract-submission/

    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, ProQuest 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), Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Naver, SCImago, ABDC Journal Quality List, 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 is indexed by Scopus. It 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, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29 (Vol. 1), and 30th 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

    Conference Date: April 12-14, 2023
    Abstract Submission Deadline: March 13, 2023
    Reply-by: March 15, 2023*
    Registration Deadline: March 15, 2023
    Submission of the Virtual Presentation: March 16, 2023
    Announcement of the Program: March 21, 2023
    Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): March 16, 2023**
    Paper Submission for the EBES journals: July 14, 2023

    * 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 September 9, 2022, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by September 21, 2022.

    Contact

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

    Conference LINK

    Ends;

    Call for Papers – Lofoten International Symposium on Inequality and Taxation in June 2023 in Norway. Submission deadline December 15, 2022.

    The Lofoten International Symposium on Inequality and Taxation (LISIT) will take place at the Scandic Svolvær hotel, in the attractive Lofoten islands, Norway, on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th June 2023. The symposium will focus on the intertwined fields of economic inequality and taxation.

    The symposium is jointly organized by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Roma Tre University, University College London CCSEE, and it is funded by the Research Council of Norway, with additional financial support provided by the Department of Law at the University of Roma Tre. GLO Fellow and GLO Country Lead Norway Roberto Iacono is involved in the organization of the event.

    We invite submissions from interested researchers on any topic within the area of inequality and taxation. The deadline for submission (full papers, or extended abstract no shorter than 2 pages) is 23:59 CET on Thursday, 15th December 2022. Submissions must be done electronically using the following email: lisit2023@isa.ntnu.no.

    Authors of submitted papers will be notified on the 1st February 2023. There will be no fees for presenters, and the symposium will cover 2 nights at Scandic Svolvær, lunch and coffee breaks, as well as the conference dinner on June 27th. However, presenters will be required to arrange and cover their own travel.

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    CISEPS 2023 Annual Workshop on Tackling Inequality: Challenges, Research, and Policies. Submission deadline December 23.

    GLO Fellow Alessandra Michelangeli with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences (CISEPS) is organizing an international workshop on Tackling Inequality: Challenges, Research, and Policies, which will take place in Milan on the 14th April 2023.

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    GLO Global Conference 2022 on December 1-3. With Latest Updates & Videos.

    The dramatic global challenges request close collaborations between scientist around the world and those interested in evidence-based policymaking supporting global welfare. GLO has a particular mission for this. The event serves this purpose.

    But 2022 is also the year of Jacob Mincer’s 100th birthday, 30 years after the Nobel Prize for Gary Becker in Population Economics; it completes 35 years of publishing the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) and 5 years of GLO; and the world population reached 8 billion on November 15. Good reasons for reflecting the path of the discipline.

    Updated December 5, 2022, 22:00 pm CET Berlin

    Infographic: World Population Reaches 8 Billion | Statista

    Source: statista

    The GLO Global Conference Dec. 1-3, 2022, was mostly online and around time and space; some sessions were hybrid (in-person & online). We had invited and contributed, plenary and parallel, research and policy panel sessions. In-person sessions are explicitly marked.

    • Celebration of 35 years of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE)
    • Presentation of the articles of the just online published issue 1-36, January 2023
    • Presentation of the JOPE 2023 Kuznets Prize with introduction by Ashwini Deshpande
    • Sessions with Handbook Chapters from “Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics”
    • Sessions/workshops on Alzheimer’s disease, Reconstruction of Ukraine, Gender Diversity, China, India, Migration and Happiness, among others
    • 4 sessions with candidates from the ASSA 2023 jobmarket
    • David Card, Oded Galor and Jim Heckman on “The path of population economics”
    • Sergei GurievAlexander Kritikos, Andreu Mas-ColellJonathan Portes, Reinhilde Veugelers and Klaus F. Zimmermann on “Globalization & Networking”

    Technical issues to notice:

    • In-person & online sessions; 24 hours on three days
    • All sessions are 2 hours long with 4-6 papers each (4 papers: 20 min + 10 Q&A; 5 papers: 17 min +7 Q&A; 6 papers: 15 min + 5 Q&A).
    • Authors marked bold in the program are scheduled to present
    • Participation in all online and in-person sessions through Zoom possible
    • In-person sessions to attend locally upon special invitations.
    • No fees for presenters and all other participants.

    ALL online conference participation through Zoom: NOW TERMINATED

    • For ALL participants: Invited, contributed speakers & other participants: No prior registration.
    • Zoom access codes are provided in the program shown below. Just click the link when you wish to enter the room of a particular session.
    • Most of the sessions take place in ROOM I; a number of sessions are in ROOM II and ROOM VI. Their entry link is the same throughout the whole event. You can stay, leave or return as you wish.
    • ROOM III, IV and V are only used once.
    • Please convert the CET Berlin time zone schedule used here to your local time! You may wish to use the Time Zone Converter.

    Questions: Office@glabor.org

    Call for contributed papers/sessions: CLOSED

    The Program Committee has been: GLO Director Matloob Piracha (Chair), Cynthia Bansak, Shihe Fu, Massimiliano Tani and Guy Tchuente.

    • Contributed submissions started October 26, 2022 at:
      https://editorialexpress.com/conference/GLOglobal2022/
      CLOSED NOW.
    • Papers or extended abstracts were sent with deadline November 15, 2022.
      Open until midnight on US east coast time = midnight CET Berlin + 6 hours.
    • All decisions are communicated.

    Junior researchers on the ASSA Job Market 2023 – get attention for your work! — SUBMISSION CLOSED!

    • 4 sessions with PhD students on the job market at ASSA 2023 include their job market papers or advanced thesis chapters.
    • Papers presented relate to labor, demography, health or human resources issues broadly defined. Proposals submitted included a paper or extended abstract and a CV either per link or as attachment.
    • The submission deadline was November 15 and the decision was communicated by November 24.
    • The sessions are scheduled on Friday December 2 and Saturday December 3 (see draft program below).
    • Submissions to: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma, Le.Wang.Econ@gmail.com

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    The Organizing Committee of the GLO Global Conference 2022 included: M Niaz Asadullah, Alessio Brown, Xi Chen, Amelie Constant, Matloob Piracha, Martin Kahanec, Xiangbo LiuOlena NizalovaAndreas Oberheitmann, Sergio Scicchitano, Kompal Sinha, Michaella Vanore, Le Wang, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Laura V. Zimmermann.

    Final Program

    Day 0: Wednesday November 30, 2022; 16:00-17:15 CET Berlin time (10:00-11:15 am ET)

    Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Global research insights were provided in a launch of a special issue of China CDC Weekly focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) worldwide with Xi Chen (Yale University and GLO, Editor of the Journal of Population Economics) as guest editor. Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center was organizing together with China CDC Weekly and the Global Labor Organization a launch event as a pre-conference event of the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias worldwide
    • Organizer & Chair: Xi Chen, Yale University
    • When? Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 16:00-17:1510:00-11:15 am ET
    • What? Six presentations. See details and paper access here.
    • How? Enjoy the Video of the event

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 2022; CET Berlin time

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 20228:30 – 09:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    8.30 Global Welcome – online
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    Neil Foster-McGregor, Deputy Director UNU-MERIT; Pauline Osse, Wageindicator Foundation; Harald Beschorner, FOM Chancellor; Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, EBES; Shuaizhang Feng, Dean IESR; Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT & GLO.

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202209:00 – 11:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Journal of Population Economics Issue 1/2023: JOPE I – Family
    Chair: Milena Nikolova, University of Groningen, Editor JOPE
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    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202211:30 – 13:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Journal of Population Economics Issue 1/2023: JOPE II- Fertility
    Chair: Grégory Ponthière, UCLouvain, Editor JOPE
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    Affiliated Conference: Migration and Happiness; Istanbul/Turkey, December 1 – 2 at the Turkish-German University. Istanbul is 2 hours ahead of CET Berlin. Conference starts 11:30 CET Berlin = 13:30 Istanbul. – Time Zone Converter

    Program of the in-person event that can be attended online through ROOM VI

    Organizer & Chair: Alpaslan Akay, University of Gothenburg & GLO

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202214:00 – 16:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Moderator: Michaella Vanore, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University, Managing Editor JOPE
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    14:00-15:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    • 35 Years of JOPE: How it began – Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT & GLO UNU-MERIT & GLO, Editor-in-Chief JOPE
    • Remarks from the publisher: Martina Bihn, Publishing Director Journals, Business, Economics & Statistics at Springer Nature

    Kuznets Prize 2023
    Garima Rastogi (University of Oxford) and Anisha Sharma (Ashoka University)
    Presentation of the Award: Ashwini Deshpande (Ashoka University)

    15:00-16:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    PANEL:  The path of population economics
    Chair: Oded Galor, Brown University
    Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Growth and Editor of the Journal of Population Economics; 2022 author of “The Journey of Humanity” – GLO Interview; GLO book presentation.

    David Card, University of California at Berkeley
    2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 

    Jim Heckman, University of Chicago
    2000 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 

    Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT & GLO
    Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202216:30 – 18:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Journal of Population Economics Issue 1/2023: JOPE III – Marriage & Fertility
    Chair: Xi Chen, Yale University, Editor JOPE
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    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202216:30 – 18:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    CEU-GLO-CEPR Workshop on the Reconstruction of Ukraine
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    https://ceu-edu.zoom.us/j/93491198448?pwd=bllrS0Q4dUdKSG1Ub3p1OGp2b1lXUT09

    Organizer & Chair: Martin Kahanec, CEU Detailed Program

    Hosted by the Department of Public Policy at Central European University (CEU) in collaboration with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) as a part of the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    • Format: Hybrid (On-site for the Vienna audience, online public access)
    • Venue: Central European University, Quellenstrasse 51, Vienna, Austria
    • CEU Website LINK

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202219:00 – 21:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Francesco Pastore in memoriam: School-to-work Transitions. Research Session.
    Organizer & Chair: Sergio Scicchitano, INAPP & John Cabot University & Misbah Choudhry Tanveer, Lahore University of Management Sciences
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    • Introduction: Klaus F. Zimmermann, Sergio Scicchitano, Claudio Quintano, Antonella Rocca
      Obituary: Forthcoming International Journal of Manpower
    • Evaluating the Youth Guarantee Incentive: Evidence from employer-employee data
      Irene Brunetti (Inapp), Andrea Ricci (Inapp)
    • Does success stem from non-STEM field?
      Antonella Rocca, Claudio Quintano
    • Determinants of Job-finding intentions among young adults from 11 European countries
      Francisco Simoes, Jale Tosun and Antonella Rocca
    • The Francesco Pastore’s idea to enlarge the role of business in high education and in the labour market expanding permanent and recurrent training
      Claudio Quintano, Antonella Rocca
    • Federica Alfani, Fabio Clementi, Michele Fabiani, Vasco Molini, Enzo Valentini
      Once NEET, Always NEET? A Synthetic Panel Approach to Analyze the Moroccan Labor Market, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9238.
    • Sometimes it works: The effect of a reform of the short vocational track on school-to-work transition
      Simona Comi

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202221:30 – 23:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Research Paper Session. Issues in Labor Economics. (3:30 – 5:30pm NYT time zone)
    Organizer & Chair: Amelie Constant, University of Pennsylvania
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    • Do Economists Have a Sense of Justice?
      Guillermina Jasso (New York University)
    • The Impact of Selection into the Labor Force on the Gender Wage Gap
      Francine D. Blau (Cornell University), Lawrence M. Kahn (Cornell University), Nikolai Boboshko (Cornerstone Research), Matthew Comey (Cornell University)
    • The Impact of China’s One-Child Exemptions on Mating, Work, and the Gender Wage Gap
      Solomon W. Polachek (Binghampton University), Jiani Gao (Binghampton University)
    • Goodbye Norway: Testing Neoclassical versus Other Theories of Emigration
      Amelie Constant (University of Pennsylvania), Astri Syse (National Institutes of Health), Marianne Tønnessen (Oslo Metropolitan University)

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 2022; CET Berlin time

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202224:00 – 02:00 CET Berlin (10-12 am Sydney time) – Time Zone Converter

    Research Paper Session: Population, Personality and Policy 
    Organizer & Chair: Kompal Sinha, Macquarie University
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    • Gentrifying Cities, Amenities and Income Segregation: Evidence from San Francisco 
      Hasin Yousaf (University of New South Wales)
    • Retirement and Locus of Control
      Rong Zhu (Flinders University)
    • Economics of taxing sugar sweetened beverages
      Anurag Sharma (University of New South Wales)
    • Electricity markets crisis
      Rabindra Nepal (University of Wollongong)

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202202:30 – 04:30 CET Berlin (9:30-11:30 am Beijing time) – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session I. Chair: Sisi Zhang, Jinan University
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    • The Demography of the Great Migration in China
      Rufei Guo (Wuhan University), Junsen Zhang (Zhejiang University), Minghai Zhou (Zhejiang University)
    • Family Size and Child Migration: Do Daughters Face Greater Trade-Offs than Sons?
      Christine Ho (Singapore Management University), Yutao Wang (Singapore Management University), Sharon Xuejing Zuo (Fudan University)
    • Rising Family Income Inequality: Putting the Pieces Together
      Sisi Zhang (Jinan University)

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    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202202:30 – 04:30 CET Berlin (9:30-11:30 am Beijing time) – Time Zone Converter

    Local only: Beijing, Renmin University of China (RUC) – no recording
    5th RUC-GLO joint research conference on Chinese Labor Markets
    Organizer & Chair: Xiangbo Liu, RUC

    • Gender Differences in Reactions to Failure in High-Stakes Competition: Evidence from the National College Entrance Exam Retakes
      Ziteng Lei (Renmin University of China )
    • Cutting Cakes and Making Cakes: Experiment Evidence for Financial Education and Labor Supply of Rural Women in China
      Yaojing Wang (Peking University)
    • Can All Humans Benefit from AI Assistance? Relative Advantage and Algorithm Aversion
      Zeyang Chen (Renmin University of China )
    • The Tenure-Track System and Academic Research Productivity: Evidence from Reforms in Chinese Universities
      Wei Huang (Peking University)

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202205:00 – 07:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session II. Chair: Jinyang Yang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
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    • Parenting During the Pandemic: An Analysis of the Time Use of Parents as K-12 Schools Reopened in the United States
      Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University), Yue Bao (Jinan University), Jun Hyung Kim (Jinan University)
    • Disability and Labour Market Outcomes in Pakistan: An Empirical analysis from the Latest Round of Labour Force Survey
      Zubaira Andlib (Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology)
    • Income and Happiness: A Field Experiment in China
      Jinyang Yang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

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    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202205:00 – 07:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    GLO Virtual Young Scholars (GLO VirtYS) Alumni Session Paper Abstracts
    Organizer & Chair: Olena Nizalova, University of Kent, VirtYS Program Director
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    • Olena Nizalova
      Introduction of GLO VirtYS
    • The intended and unintended consequences of large electricity subsidies: evidence from Mongolia
      Odmaa Narantungala
    • Climate Change, Food Productivity, and Adaptation in Production Network
      Soumya Pal
    • Consequences of Family Planning Policies on Gender Gap in Breastfeeding
      Jun Hyung Kim with co-authors Yong Cai, Minhee Chae, Jun Hyung Kim & William Lavely
    • Learning the Right Skill: The Returns to Cognitive, Social and Technical skills for Middle Educated Graduates
      Femke Cnossen

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202207:30 – 09:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Handbook Session on Covid-19
    Session relates to Springer Nature Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics
    Organizer & Chair: Sergio Scicchitano, INAPP & John Cabot University
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    Affiliated Conference: Migration and Happiness; Istanbul/Turkey, December 1 – 2 at the Turkish-German University. Istanbul is 2 hours ahead of CET Berlin. Conference starts 07:30 CET Berlin = 09:30 Istanbul. – Time Zone Converter

    Program of the in-person event that can be attended online through ROOM VI
    — no recording

    Organizer & Chair: Alpaslan Akay, University of Gothenburg & GLO

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202210:00 – 12:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session III. Chair: Milena Nikolova, University of Groningen
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    • Monetary compensation schemes during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for household incomes, liquidity constraints and consumption across the EU
      Michael Christl (Joint Research Center, European Commission), Silvia De Poli (JRC Seville), Francesco Figari (University of Insubria), Tine Hufkens (JRC Seville), Andrea Papini (JRC Seville), Alberto Tumino (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
    • Does cutting child benefits reduce fertility in larger families? Evidence from the UK’s two-child limit
      Jonathan Portes (King’s College London ) and Mary Reader (London School of Economics)
    • Do Classical Studies Open your Mind?
      Giorgio Brunello (University of Padova), Piero Esposito (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio), Lorenzo Rocco (University of Padova), Sergio Scicchitano, (National Institute for Public Policies Analysis)
    • Robots, meaning, and self-determination
      Milena Nikolova, Femke Cnossen (University of Groningen), Boris Nikolaev (Colorado State University)

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    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202210:00 – 12:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Academia Europaea (AE)-CEU-GLO Labor Symposium: online only, public
    Friday December 2, 2022 – 10.00 – 12.00 CET Berlin = Vienna time. MORE DETAILS.
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    No prior registration.
    Organizer & Chair: Martin Kahanec, CEU

    The online symposium is hosted by the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in collaboration with Academia Europaea, Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) as a part of the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    • Mandatory Wage Posting, Bargaining and the Gender Wage Gap
      Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
    • Management Practices and Productivity: Does Employee Representation Play a Moderating Role?
      Uwe Jirjahn (University of Trier)
    • Strangers and Foreigners: Trust and Attitudes toward Citizenship
      Graziella Bertocchi (Universita’ di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
    • Climate Variability, Female Empowerment, and Household Employment Decisions
      Olga Popova (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)

    Note: The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Jacques Drèze, a long-standing member of Academia Europaea (since 1989), who passed away on September 25, 2022.

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    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202210:00 – 12:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Online Research Paper Session: Trust & Inequality, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht
    Organizer & Chair: Michaella Vanore, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University

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    • Globalization and Trust in Government
      Jo Ritzen (UNU-MERIT)
    • Do pandemics Lead to Rebellion? Policy Responses to COVID-19, Inequality and Protests in the USA
      Bruno Martorano (UNU-MERIT)
    • Turning COVID-19 Vaccines into Vaccinations in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Panel Survey Data
      Yannick Markof (UNU-MERIT)
    • Unequal Outcomes of Women’s Empowerment in Colombia: A Multidimensional Approach
      Zina Nimeh (UNU-MERIT)
    • Breaking Down Menstrual Health Barriers in Bangladesh
      Lonneke Nillesen (UNU-MERIT)

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202212:30 – 14:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Research Paper Session: Gender Diversity
    Chair: Nick Drydakis, Anglia Ruskin University
    Joint GLO – Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) Session.
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    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202215:00 – 17:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Research Paper Session: Migration and Identity
    Organizer & Chair: Matloob Piracha, University of Kent
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    • Bansak, C., Dziadula, E., Zavodny, Madeline: The Value of a Green Card in the U.S. Marriage Market: A Tale of Chain Migration?
    • Gang, Ira, Khamis, M., Landon‐Lane, J.: Migration and Household Informal Activity.
    • Cai, Shu, Zimmermann, K.F.: Social Assimilation and Labor Market Outcomes of Internal Migrant Workers.
    • Randazzo, Teresa, Piracha, M.: Ethnic Identity and Educational Aspirations

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202217:30 – 19:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    PANEL Globalization & Networking.
    About the future path of globalization, the role of networking and the contribution of the scientific community.
    Chair: Alexander Kritikos, DIW Berlin, member of the DIW Berlin Executive Board

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    Panelists are

    • Sergei Guriev
      Sciences Po Provost & CEPR Director of the Populism RPN; former Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, former Rector of the New Economic School/Moscow; book: Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century, 2022 (with D. Treisman).
    • Andreu Mas-Colell
      Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia; book: Microeconomic Theory, org. publ. 1995, et al.
    • Jonathan Portes
      King’s College London, former Chief Economist of the UK government & former Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research; book: 50 Capitalism Ideas You Really Need to Know, 2016
    • Reinhilde Veugelers
      University of Leuven & Bruegel; former advisor at the European Commission, served on the ERC Scientific Council
    • Klaus F. Zimmermann
      GLO President & UNU-MERIT; former Program Director CEPR, Founding Director of IZA, Past-President DIW Berlin

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202220:00 – 22:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session IV. Chair: Eva Dziadula, University of Notre Dame
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    • The Occupations of Free Women and Substitution with Enslaved Workers in the Antebellum United States
      Barry Chiswick & RaeAnn Robinson (George Washington University)
    • Who is Doing the Chores and Childcare in Dual-earner Couples during the COVID-19 Era of Working from Home?
      Victoria Vernon (Empire State College)
    • Learning Inequalities during COVID-19: Evidence from Longitudinal Surveys from Sub-Saharan Africa
      Hai-Anh Dang (World Bank)
    • The Tragedy of the Commons and Population Growth: Can Trade Prevent Economic Collapse?
      Maurice Schiff (IZA)
    • Assessing the Impact of Granting Driving Privileges to Undocumented Migrants on Traffic Safety
      Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (University of California – Merced) and Eva Dziadula, (University of Notre Dame)

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    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202220:00 – 22:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session V. Chair: Alexander Yarkin (Brown University)
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    • COVID-19 and the Future of Work
      Phil Lord (McGill University)
    • Return migration and children’s education: The USA Mexico case
      Avinandan Chakraborty (Colgate University), Jose Bucheli (New Mexico State University), Matias Fontenla (University of New Mexico)
    • Household Production Effects of Non-Wage Benefits and Working Conditions in Ghana
      Emmanuel Orkoh (North-West University)
    • Job Satisfaction Gender Gaps in Europe
      Giuseppe Lubrano Lavadera (Link Campus University) and Nunzia Nappo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
    • Learning from the Origins
      Alexander Yarkin (Brown University)

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202222:30 – 24:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter This is 15:30-17:30 (Central Standard Time, USA). 

    ASSA Job Market 2023: Presentations of Candidates on the ASSA jobmarket
    Research Presentations. 2 parallel online sessions (plus 2 more see Day 3).
    Organizer: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma

    ASSA I: Child Outcomes. Chair: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma
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    1. Alessandro Toppeta (UCL, alessandro.toppeta.15@ucl.ac.uk), “Skill Formation with Siblings” Personal Website
    2. Osaretin Olurotimi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, olurotimi@wisc.edu), “The Effect of Conflict on Children’s Learning Outcomes: Evidence from Uganda” Personal Website
    3. Richard Cole Campbell (University of Illinois at Chicago, rcampb25@uic.edu), “Need for Speed: Fiber and Student Achievement” Personal Website
    4. Silvia Griselda (Bocconi University, silvia.griselda@unibocconi.it), “The Gender Gap in Math: What are we Measuring?” Personal Website
    5. Vinitha Rachel Varghese (University of Illinois Chicago, vvargh2@uic.edu), “Impact Of School Consolidation On Enrollment and Achievement: Evidence From India” Personal Website

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    Day 2: Friday December 2, 202222:30 – 24:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter This is 15:30-17:30 (Central Standard Time, USA). 

    ASSA II: Implications of Public Policies. Chair: Tyler Ransom, University of Oklahoma
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    1. Seunghoon Lee (MIT, shoonlee@mit.edu), “Low-Hanging Fruit: The Benefits and Costs of a Small Food Waste Tax and Implications for Climate Change” Personal Website
    2. Shogher Ohannessian (University of Illinois Chicago, sohann2@uic.edu), “The Effect of the SSI Student Earned Income Exclusion on Education and Labor Supply” Personal Website
    3. Pablo A. Troncoso (University of Georgia, Pablo.Troncoso@uga.edu), “Employment Effect of Means-Tested Program: Evidence from a Pension Reform in Chile” Personal Website
    4. Sarah Deschênes (Northwestern University, sarah.deschenes@northwestern.edu), “Expanding Access to Schooling in Nigeria: Impact on Marital Outcomes” Personal Website
    5. Oscar Galvez-Soriano (University of Houston, ogalvezs@central.uh.edu), “Impact of English instruction on labor market outcomes: The case of Mexico” Personal Website

    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 2022; CET Berlin time

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202201:00 – 03:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session VI. Chair: Elsa Fontainha, ISEG Universidade de Lisboa
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    • What the Mean Measures of Mobility Miss: Learning About Intergenerational Mobility from Conditional Variance
      Md Nazmul Ahsan (Saint Louis University), M. Emran (Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University), Hanchen Jiang (University of North Texas), Forhad Shilpi (World Bank)
    • Unintended Bottleneck and Essential Nonlinearity: Understanding the Effects of Public Primary School Expansion on Intergenerational Educational Mobility
      Md Nazmul Ahsan (Saint Louis University), M. Emran (Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University), Forhad Shilpi (World Bank)
    • When Measures Conflict: Towards a Better Understanding of Intergenerational Educational Mobility
      Md Nazmul Ahsan (Saint Louis University), M. Emran (Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University), Hanchen Jiang (University of North Texas), Orla Murphy (Dalhousie University), Forhad Shilpi (World Bank)
    • Covid-19 in Africa: threat to financial and material households resources
      Elsa Fontainha (ISEG Universidade de Lisboa)

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202201:00 – 03:00 CET Berlin (8-10 am Malaysia time) – Time Zone Converter

    Inequality and Public Policy in Asia COMPLETE SESSION DETAILS
    Organizer & Chair: M Niaz Asadullah, Monash University Malaysia
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    Session Overview: This session brings scholars from Southeast Asia to deliberate on the state of income inequality in the region. Papers selected are part of a GLO special issue edited by GLO SE Asia Cluster Lead, in collaboration with Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia. The session will be also attended by all other contributors to the Special Issue as well as Chief Editor of the Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia and other members of the editorial team.

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202203:30 – 05:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Improving Service Access and Delivery in India. Paper abstracts here
    Organizer & Chair: Laura V. Zimmermann, University of Georgia
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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202206:00 – 08:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session VII. Chair: Gouranga Das, Hanyang University
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    • Coping Strategies in the Face of Major Life Events: New Insights into Financial Wellbeing in Australia
      John de New (University of Melbourne)
    • The Wage Impact of Immigration into the UK after the Great Recession (2009-2020)
      Deboshree Ghosh (University of Malaya) and Heather Dickey (Queen’s University Belfast)
    • Growth of Youth Population in India With and Without Jobs: Evidence from the Census and Periodic Labour Force Survey
      K. Ramesh Kumar (Alagappa University)
    • Long way to go before they sleep: Unravelling commuting time from India’s Time Use Survey
      Sila Mishra (IIT-Kanpur)
    • Contact-intensity, Disruptions in the Cultural Sector and Wage Inequality: A Model of Covid-19 crisis and its impacts
      Sugata Marjit (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) and Gouranga Das (Hanyang University)

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202208:30 – 10:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session VIII. Chair: Marco Guerrazzi (University of Genoa)
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    • Do Alternative Work Arrangements Substitute Standard Employment? Evidence from Worker-Level Data
      Filippo Passerini (Catholic University of Milan)
    • Cousins from Overseas: The Labour Market Impact of a Major Forced Return Migration Shock
      Lara Bohnet, Susana Peralta, Joao Pereira dos Santos (Nova School of Business and Economics)
    • Who’s Got the Power? Wage Determination and its Resilience in the Great Recession
      Hugo de Almeida Vilares (London School of Economics) and Hugo Reis (Banco de Portugal)
    • In-work Poverty in Portugal: An analysis using EU-SILC data
      Elsa Fontainha, Ines Santos (ISEG Universidade de Lisboa)
    • Optimal Growth with Labour Market Frictions
      Marco Guerrazzi (University of Genoa)

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202211:00 – 13:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Research Paper Session. POP at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht.
    Organizer & Chair: Alessio Brown, UNU-MERIT & GLO
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    • The Future Economics of Artificial Intelligence: Mythical Agents, a Singleton and the Dark ForestWim Naudé (RWTH Aachen University, Germany;  University of Johannesburg, South Africa; POP UNU-MERIT and GLO)
    • Is self-employment for migrants? Evidence from Italy, Marianna Brunetti (University of Rome Tor Vergata, CEIS and CEFIN) and Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, GLO, POP UNU-MERIT and IZA)
    • Making Subsidies Work: Rules vs. Discretion, Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University), Filippo Palomba (Princeton) and Federico Cingano (Banca d’Italia), Enrico Rettore (University of Padova, FBK-IRVAPP, IZA POP UNU-MERIT, and GLO)
    • Gender-Specific Application Behavior, Matching, and the Residual Gender Earnings Gap, Benjamin Lochner (Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and University Erlangen-Nürnberg), Christian Merkl (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), University Erlangen-Nürnberg and GLO)
    • Labor Market Regulations and Female Labor Force Participation: New Cross-Country Evidence, Nauro F. Campos (University College London, IZA, POP UNU-MERIT and GLO), Jeffrey B. Nugent, University of Southern (California and IZA), Zheng Zhang (University of Southern California).
    • Measuring labour and skills shortages using online job posting data in Canada, Kashyap Arora (Labour Market Information Council – Conseil de l’Information sur le Marché du Travail, LMIC/CIMT), Anne-Lore Fraikin (Labour Market Information Council – Conseil de l’Information sur le Marché du Travail, LMIC/CIMT, POP UNU-MERIT and GLO), Sukriti Trehan (Labour Market Information Council – Conseil de l’Information sur le Marché du Travail, LMIC/CIMT).

    *** 30 min BREAK ***

    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202213:30 – 15:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter
    PANEL: China & the World Economy.
    Chair: Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, CAR Center Automotive Research
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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202216:00 – 18:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter

    Contributed Paper Session IX. Chair: Harry Patrinos (World Bank)
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    • Can HIV/AIDS Treatment Hurt Women? Evidence from Malawi
      Miranda Mendiola Valdez (University of Connecticut)
    • The Cultural Role of Rice Cultivation in Female Workforce Participation in India Gautam Hazarika (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
    • How Hours Worked Affect Married Female Workers’ Marital Stability?
      Zhehui Zheng (Northeastern University)
    • Unemployment insurance generosity and labor supply – Evidence from the COVID-19 recession
      Swapnil Motghare (University of Notre Dame)
    • Does trust create trust? The effect of trust on autonomy and influence in the workplace
      Odelia Heizler (Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College) and Osnat Israeli (Ashkelon Academic College)
    • An Analysis of COVID-19 Student Learning Loss
      Harry Patrinos (World Bank)

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202216:00 – 18:00 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter
    FOM Research Paper Session
    Organizer & Chair: Andreas Oberheitmann, FOM University of Applied Sciences
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    • Management mediation in China
    • Xiaojuan Ma
    • The equity markets of the BRICS and the world: raw material suppliers vs manufacturing economies
      Angi Rösch, Harald Schmidbauer
    • Common, but differentiated responsibilities” in a new international climate regime based on cumulated per-capita emission rights
      Andreas Oberheitmann
    • Concentration and Co-Location of Retail Stores in Germany – An empirical Study using Data from Social Networks
      Sascha Frohwerk

    Abstracts of Oberheitmann, Ma & Frohwerk

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202218:30 – 20:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter This is 11:30-13:30 (Central Time, USA). 

    ASSA Job Market 2023: Presentations of Candidates on the ASSA jobmarket
    Research Presentations. 2 parallel online sessions (plus 2 more see Day 2).
    Zoom links will be available early in the conference week.
    Organizer: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma

    ASSA III: Health Economics. Chair: Bingxiao Wu, Rutgers University
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    1. Meiqing Ren (University of Illinois at Chicago, mren8@uic.edu), “Is Health Insurance a Barrier to Women’s Entrepreneurship? Evidence from State Infertility Insurance Mandates in the United States” Personal Website
    2. Miranda Mendiola Valdez (University of Connecticut, miranda.mendiola_valdez@uconn.edu), “Can HIV/AIDS Treatment Hurt Women? Evidence from Malawi” Personal Website
    3. Md Shahadath Hossain (Binghamton University, hossain@binghamton.edu), “Parental Health Shocks and Child Health in Bangladesh” Personal Website
    4. Jaclyn Yap (Fordham University, jyap4@fordham.edu), “The Heterogeneous Effects of Climate-related Disasters on Child Health: Evidence from Indonesia” Personal Website
    5. Malabi Dass (Oklahoma State, malabi.dass@okstate.edu), “The Nexus between Trade, Women labor force participation and Child Health: The Case of Indonesia”, Personal Website
    6. Michelle Escobar Carías (Monash University, m.escobarcarias@gmail.com), “Heat and Economic Preferences” Personal Website

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202218:30 – 20:30 CET Berlin – Time Zone Converter This is 11:30-13:30 (Central Time, USA). 

    ASSA IV: Labor and Urban Markets. Chair: Fan Wang, University of Houston
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    1. Minseon Park (University of Wisconsin-Madison, mpark88@wisc.edu), “Location Choice, Commuting, and School Choice” Personal Website
    2. Anjali Chandra (Fordham University, achandra7@fordham.edu), “The Roadblocks to Success: Evidence from India’s Road Construction Program” Personal Website
    3. Heejin Kim (UIUC, heejink2@illinois.edu), “The Effects of a Local Improvement on Housing Markets and Neighborhoods: Evidence from Chicago” Personal Website
    4. Xincheng Qiu (University of Pennsylvania, qiux@sas.upenn.edu), “Vacant Jobs” Personal Website
    5. Jacob Kohlhepp (UCLA, jkohlhepp@ucla.edu), “The Inner Beauty of Firms” Personal Website
    6. Nazanin Sedaghatkish (Virginia Tech, nazanins@vt.edu), “Identification of Loan Effects on Personal Finance: A Case for Small U.S. Entrepreneurs” Personal Website

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    20:30 CET Berlin — Conference endsTime Zone Converter

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    ASSA Job Market 2023: Junior researchers on the job market present their work online at the GLO Global Conference 2022

    The GLO Global Conference 2022 took place online (and selectively also in-person) around the globe for 24 hours on December 1-3 with a pre-conference event on November 30, 2022. Online participation was free: FULL Program.

    The GLO Global Conference 2022 program also announces 4 sessions of ASSA Job Market 2023 candidates presenting their work on December 2 & 3. By providing this opportunity, GLO promotes placement activities of junior researchers.

    The ASSA Job Market 2023 program was put together by Le Wang, University of Oklahoma. It is also provided below.

    Featured image: Tim-Gouw-Unsplash

    Updated December 7, 2022.

    Day 2: Friday December 2, 2022 – 22.30 – 24.30 CET Berlin time zone

    ASSA Job Market 2023: Presentations of Candidates on the ASSA jobmarket
    Research Presentations. 2 parallel online sessions (plus 2 more see Day 3).
    Organizer: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma

    ASSA I: Child Outcomes. Chair: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma
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    1. Alessandro Toppeta (UCL, alessandro.toppeta.15@ucl.ac.uk), “Skill Formation with Siblings” Personal Website
    2. Osaretin Olurotimi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, olurotimi@wisc.edu), “The Effect of Conflict on Children’s Learning Outcomes: Evidence from Uganda” Personal Website
    3. Richard Cole Campbell (University of Illinois at Chicago, rcampb25@uic.edu), “Need for Speed: Fiber and Student Achievement” Personal Website
    4. Silvia Griselda (Bocconi University, silvia.griselda@unibocconi.it), “The Gender Gap in Math: What are we Measuring?” Personal Website
    5. Vinitha Rachel Varghese (University of Illinois Chicago, vvargh2@uic.edu), “Impact Of School Consolidation On Enrollment and Achievement: Evidence From India” Personal Website

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    Day 2: Friday December 2, 2022 – 22.30 – 24.30 CET Berlin time zone

    ASSA II: Implications of Public Policies. Chair: Tyler Ransom, University of Oklahoma
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    1. Seunghoon Lee (MIT, shoonlee@mit.edu), “Low-Hanging Fruit: The Benefits and Costs of a Small Food Waste Tax and Implications for Climate Change” Personal Website
    2. Shogher Ohannessian (University of Illinois Chicago, sohann2@uic.edu), “The Effect of the SSI Student Earned Income Exclusion on Education and Labor Supply” Personal Website
    3. Pablo A. Troncoso (University of Georgia, Pablo.Troncoso@uga.edu), “Employment Effect of Means-Tested Program: Evidence from a Pension Reform in Chile” Personal Website
    4. Sarah Deschênes (Northwestern University, sarah.deschenes@northwestern.edu), “Expanding Access to Schooling in Nigeria: Impact on Marital Outcomes” Personal Website
    5. Oscar Galvez-Soriano (University of Houston, ogalvezs@central.uh.edu), “Impact of English instruction on labor market outcomes: The case of Mexico” Personal Website

    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 2022 – 18.30 – 20.30 CET Berlin time zone

    ASSA Job Market 2023: Presentations of Candidates on the ASSA jobmarket
    Research Presentations. 2 parallel online sessions (plus 2 more see Day 2).
    Zoom links will be available early in the conference week.
    Organizer: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma

    ASSA III: Health Economics. Chair: Bingxiao Wu, Rutgers University
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    1. Meiqing Ren (University of Illinois at Chicago, mren8@uic.edu), “Is Health Insurance a Barrier to Women’s Entrepreneurship? Evidence from State Infertility Insurance Mandates in the United States” Personal Website
    2. Miranda Mendiola Valdez (University of Connecticut, miranda.mendiola_valdez@uconn.edu), “Can HIV/AIDS Treatment Hurt Women? Evidence from Malawi” Personal Website
    3. Md Shahadath Hossain (Binghamton University, hossain@binghamton.edu), “Parental Health Shocks and Child Health in Bangladesh” Personal Website
    4. Jaclyn Yap (Fordham University, jyap4@fordham.edu), “The Heterogeneous Effects of Climate-related Disasters on Child Health: Evidence from Indonesia” Personal Website
    5. Malabi Dass (Oklahoma State, malabi.dass@okstate.edu), “The Nexus between Trade, Women labor force participation and Child Health: The Case of Indonesia”, Personal Website
    6. Michelle Escobar Carías (Monash University, m.escobarcarias@gmail.com), “Heat and Economic Preferences” Personal Website

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    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 2022 – 18.30 – 20.30 CET Berlin time zone

    ASSA IV: Labor and Urban Markets. Chair: Fan Wang, University of Houston
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    1. Minseon Park (University of Wisconsin-Madison, mpark88@wisc.edu), “Location Choice, Commuting, and School Choice” Personal Website
    2. Anjali Chandra (Fordham University, achandra7@fordham.edu), “The Roadblocks to Success: Evidence from India’s Road Construction Program” Personal Website
    3. Heejin Kim (UIUC, heejink2@illinois.edu), “The Effects of a Local Improvement on Housing Markets and Neighborhoods: Evidence from Chicago” Personal Website
    4. Xincheng Qiu (University of Pennsylvania, qiux@sas.upenn.edu), “Vacant Jobs” Personal Website
    5. Jacob Kohlhepp (UCLA, jkohlhepp@ucla.edu), “The Inner Beauty of Firms” Personal Website
    6. Nazanin Sedaghatkish (Virginia Tech, nazanins@vt.edu), “Identification of Loan Effects on Personal Finance: A Case for Small U.S. Entrepreneurs” Personal Website

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    India at the GLO Global Conference 2022, December 1-3.

    Research on India was presented in various sessions during the GLO Global Conference 2022, December 1-3. Information below. To inspect selected videos of the conference sessions see the links below.

    Updated December 7, 2022.

    Day 1: Thursday December 1, 202214.00 – 16.00  CET Berlin time zone!

    Moderator: Michaella Vanore, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University, Managing Editor JOPE
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    14.00-15.00

    • 35 Years of JOPE: How it began – Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT & GLO UNU-MERIT & GLO, Editor-in-Chief JOPE
    • Remarks from the publisher: Martina Bihn, Publishing Director Journals, Business, Economics & Statistics at Springer Nature

    Kuznets Prize 2023
    Garima Rastogi (University of Oxford) and Anisha Sharma (Ashoka University)
    Presentation of the Award: Ashwini Deshpande (Ashoka University)

    DETAILS about the Prize & the Prize Winners 2023 (click the link):

    2023 Kuznets Prize Awarded to Garima Rastogi & Anisha Sharma for their research on abortions in India

    Day 3: Saturday December 3, 202203.30 – 05.30 CET Berlin time zone!

    Improving Service Access and Delivery in India.
    Organizer & Chair: Laura V. Zimmermann, University of Georgia
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    Abstract: This paper revisits a part of the analysis by Banerjee et al. (2020), in which they examine the consequences of the nation-wide scale up of reforms to the funds management system (e-FMS) in India’s national workfare programme, using a two-way fixed effects specification. They report a substantial 19 percent reduction in labour expenditures. We exploit the recent literature that highlights the limitations of the TWFE estimator in the presence of staggered roll out and effect a Goodman-Bacon decomposition of the TWFE coefficient, to pinpoint sources of identifying variation. We undertake a detailed examination of subsamples of six constituent and valid DiDs based on timing of treatment that are averaged into the TWFE coefficient to identify heterogeneity in treatment effects. This disaggregated subsample analysis does not support the conclusion of any reductions in MGNREGS labour expenditures, suggesting that the TWFE coefficient based on the full sample is indeed biased.

    • Distributional Implications of Bank Branch Expansions: Evidence from India
      Kanika Mahajan

    Abstract: How does financial development affect firm performance? We exploit a nationwide branch expansion policy in India targeted towards private banks to examine this question. The policy classified districts as “underbanked” if their ex-ante bank branch density was less than the national average. Extending a regression discontinuity design based on the change in districts’ underbanked status at the national average threshold, we find large increases in capital expenditures and credit growth by manufacturing establishments in underbanked districts. The increase in capital spending is driven by small and young establishments, who are also most likely to be credit constrained. An examination of mechanisms points to the improved ability of private banks to effectively screen borrowers and lend to small establishments with limited collateral, but high ex-ante returns to capital. Our findings show that financial deepening can aid in the relaxation of credit constraints in developing economies with imperfect capital and credit markets.

    • Contraceptive Usage and Fertility: What Happens When Doorstep Access Comes at a Price?
      Somdeep Chatterjee

    Abstract: Contraceptive usage usually increases with easier access but evidently decreases as prices rise. We study a unique policy from India where home delivery of minimally priced contraceptives replaced the practice of acquiring contraceptives free of cost from village centers. Using a quasi-experimental estimation framework, we find that this intervention led to higher usage of contraceptives and lower fertility, potentially attributable to easier access. However, households substitute away from the priced modern contraception methods towards traditional or permanent forms of contraception, for which prices remained unchanged, reflecting a revealed preference towards costless contraception or high  fixed-cost but low variable-cost based methods. From the perspective of health care policy, while door-to-door delivery is a disruptive innovation in the market for health care which should ideally improve convenience for consumers; the actual welfare consequences remain ambiguous due to the potentially inefficient substitution patterns resulting from a highly elastic demand for these products at very low levels of price.

    Abstract: Governments and NGOs have invested heavily in fighting corruption by designing anti-poverty programs that maximize transparency and accountability. We analyze whether corruption is still widespread in the context of one such program, a massive make-work scheme in India where every job spell is posted publicly online. Linking millions of administrative job records to local election outcomes, we measure how many jobs they self-deal. In the year after the election, winners of close elections receive 3 times as many workdays as losers and typical villagers. We find that corruption persists because of a gap between de jure and actual transparency. Only when citizens have tools to access information in a timely manner does corruption eventually vanish.

    Single papers in various sessions:

    • Day 2: Friday December 2, 2022 – 22.30 – 24.30 CET Berlin time zone!

    ASSA I: Child Outcomes. Chair: Le Wang, University of Oklahoma
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    5. Vinitha Rachel Varghese (University of Illinois Chicago, vvargh2@uic.edu), “Impact Of School Consolidation On Enrollment and Achievement: Evidence From India” Personal Website

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    • Day 3: Saturday December 3, 2022 – 06.00 – 08.00 CET Berlin time zone!

    Contributed Paper Session VI. Chair: Gouranga Das, Hanyang University
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    Growth of Youth Population in India With and Without Jobs: Evidence from the Census and Periodic Labour Force Survey
    K. Ramesh Kumar (Alagappa University)

    Long way to go before they sleep: Unravelling commuting time from India’s Time Use Survey
    Sila Mishra (IIT-Kanpur)

    Contact-intensity, Disruptions in the Cultural Sector and Wage Inequality: A Model of Covid-19 crisis and its impacts
    Sugata Marjit (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) and Gouranga Das (Hanyang University)

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    • Day 3: Saturday December 3, 2022 – 16.00 – 18.00 CET Berlin time zone!

    Contributed Paper Session VIII. Chair: Harry Patrinos (World Bank)
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    The Cultural Role of Rice Cultivation in Female Workforce Participation in India Gautam Hazarika (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)

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    • Day 3: Saturday December 3, 2022 – 18.30 – 20.30 CET Berlin time zone!

    ASSA IV: Labor and Urban Markets. Chair: Fan Wang, University of Houston
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    2. Anjali Chandra (Fordham University, achandra7@fordham.edu), “The Roadblocks to Success: Evidence from India’s Road Construction Program” Personal Website

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    “Take-up of Social Benefits”. US Top Economist & GLO Fellow Robert Moffitt presents his review article chaired by Regina Riphahn.

    As a keynote to EBES 41 Berlin with GLO & FOM, US Top Economist & GLO Fellow Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins University) presented his new contribution to the Springer Nature Handbook Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics on

    • “Take-up of Social Benefits”.

    The session on October 14, 2022 was chaired by Regina T. Riphahn (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Nürnberg.

    Ko, W., Moffitt, R.A. (2022). Take-Up of Social Benefits. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_372-1

    Featured image: Jose-Antonio-Gallego-Vázquez-on-Unsplash

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    Academia Europaea AE-CEU-GLO Labor Symposium on December 2, 2022 as a part of the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    The online symposium was hosted by the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in collaboration with Academia Europaea, Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) as a part of the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    Updated December 7, 2022.

    • AE-CEU-GLO Labor Symposium: Format: online only, public
    • Friday December 2, 2022 – 10.00 – 12.00 CET Berlin = Vienna time zone.
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    • Organizer & Chair: Martin Kahanec, CEU

    Academia Europaea (AE) Section Economics, Business and Management Sciences is concerned with the many academic issues dealing with individual behavior up to institutions, small and national organizations, countries, and multinational structures. Recent topics covered among others are migration and identity; financial markets; regional economics; and climate change.

    The AE-CEU-GLO Labor Symposium showcases some of the cutting-edge research in the areas of labor and population economics produced by section members as well as invited guests.

    The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Jacques Drèze, a long-standing member of Academia Europaea (since 1989), who passed away on September 25, 2022.

    Program:

    • 10:00-10:05: Welcome by Martin Kahanec (Academia Europaea section chair and CEU)
    • 10:05-10:30: Mandatory Wage Posting, Bargaining and the Gender Wage Gap
      Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
    • 10:30-10:55: Management Practices and Productivity: Does Employee Representation Play a Moderating Role?
      Uwe Jirjahn (University of Trier)
    • 10:55-11:20: Strangers and Foreigners: Trust and Attitudes toward Citizenship
      Graziella Bertocchi (Universita’ di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
    • 11:20-11:45: Climate Variability, Female Empowerment, and Household Employment Decisions
      Olga Popova (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)
    • 11:45-12:00: Discussion and closing remarks

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    About Jacques Drèze

    Jacques Drèze, a long-standing member of Academia Europaea (since 1989) passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022, in Verviers at the age of 93.

    Jacques inspired generations of economists, through his rigorous research (e.g. on economic uncertainty, general equilibrium theory, unemployment and disequilibrium economics), as a creator and director of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), initiator of the European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics (EDP), founding father of the European Economic Association (of which he served as the first President in 1985), and professor at Université Catholique de Louvain and Cornell University. 

    Jacques combined academic excellence with an open-door approach and empathy for the personal challenges of students and colleagues seeking his advice. He has been an exemplary role model for economists as well as economic policy professionals. 

    Jacques will be missed immensely.

    The institutions

    Academia Europaea

    The Academia Europaea was established in 1988 and is the Pan-European Academy of Sciences Humanities and Letters. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages in the aforesaid subjects in Europe. Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental association acting as an Academy. Our members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research. Founded in 1988, with more than 5000 members which includes leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, the letters and humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics and the law.

    Department of Public Policy (DPP), Central European University

    DPP is a multi-disciplinary and global public policy Department at the Central European University in Vienna aiming to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes social entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness and a commitment to the public good. DPP offers four master’s degrees in public policy, and the public policy track of the Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science program. The Department boasts a team of outstanding resident faculty, world-class visiting faculty made up of top researchers, and practitioners in the public policy field who bring a wide array of academic and practical subjects to DPP’s diverse classroom.

    Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

    Global Labor Organization

    The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is a global, independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that has no institutional position. The GLO functions as an international network and virtual platform for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the general public interested in scientific research and its policy and societal implications on global labor markets, demographic challenges and human resources. These topics are defined broadly in line with its Mission to embrace the global diversity of labor markets, institutions, and policy challenges, covering advanced economies as well as transition and less developed countries.

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    Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Global research insights are provided in a launch of a special issue organized by Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center with China CDC Weekly and GLO on November 30, 2022.

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in older adults. Globally, over 55 million people live with dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. The aggregate financial burden of the disease is over $1 trillion annually. As population aging accelerates, the need for a better understanding of the disease and for better treatments presents an urgent and major health challenge globally.

    In recognition of November as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Xi Chen (Yale University and GLO) served as guest editor of a special issue of the China CDC Weekly focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) worldwide. The product is based on work of research teams at Yale University, London School of Economics, New York University, University of Cambridge, University of Washington, Peking University, Cornell University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    • That special publication can be accessed here.

    Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is organizing together with China CDC Weekly and the Global Labor Organization a launch event as a pre-conference event of the GLO Global Conference 2022 (December 1-3, 2022):

    Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, November 2022
    CCDC Weekly Special Issue Special issue released on November 11, 2022.
    Guest Editor: Xi Chen

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    CEU-GLO-CEPR Workshop on the Reconstruction of Ukraine on December 1, 2022 in Vienna as part of the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    Hosted by the Department of Public Policy at Central European University (CEU) in collaboration with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) as a part of the GLO Global Conference 2022.

    • Format: Hybrid (On-site for the Vienna audience, online public access)
    • Venue: Central European University, Quellenstrasse 51, Vienna, Austria
    • CEU Website LINK
    • December 1, 2022; 16:30-18:30 CET Berlin time

    Updated December 7, 2022.

    The destruction and death toll that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has inflicted on the country is immense. One day, however, the war will be over. To offer Ukraine a positive prospect of effective, encompassing, and inclusive reconstruction that will not only recreate the status quo ante but will enable the country to upgrade for better, a salient roadmap is needed. One of the first contributions to this effort was the CEPR blueprint on the reconstruction of Ukraine. Following up on this effort, the CEPR has put together a group of scientists around the world, with two lead authors on each chapter – one from the EU and one from Ukraine (although most chapters have more than two authors) – to provide a salient blueprint for the reconstruction from Day 1. CEU and GLO have contributed several experts to this endeavor and will now hold a workshop on the reconstruction of Ukraine covering several chapters broadly related to labor issues on December 1, 2022; 16:30-17:30, at CEU’s Department of Public Policy in Vienna as part of the round the globe, round the clock GLO Global Conference 2022.

    Program

    16:30-16:35 Welcome

    • Martin Kahanec, Head of the Department of Public Policy; Central European University
    • Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Editor of the CEPR book on the reconstruction of Ukraine; University of California, Berkeley

    16:35-16:55 Healthcare

    • Carol Propper, Imperial College London
    • Yuriy Dzyghyr, former Deputy Minister of Finance, Ukraine
    • Kateryna Maynzyuk, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance expert, Ukraine
    • Adrianna Murphy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    16:55-17:15 Education

    • Martin Kahanec, Central European University, Vienna
    • Snizhana Leu-Severynenko, USAID Economic Resilience Activity
    • Anna Novosad, SavED, Ukraine, former Minister of Education and Science, Ukraine
    • Yegor Stadnyi, Kyiv School of Economics, former Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Ukraine

    17:15-17:35 Labor Market

    • Giacomo Anastasia, Bocconi University, Milan
    • Tito Boeri, Bocconi University, Milan
    •  Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    •  Oleksandr Zholud, National Bank of Ukraine

    17:35-17:55 Business Environment

    • Yegor Grygorenko, Deloitte Ukraine
    • Monika Schnitzer, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich

    17:55-18:15 EU Enlargement

    • Ivan Miklos, MESA 10 and CEU, advisor to the Slovak President, Moldovan Prime Minister, and National Council for the Recovery of Ukraine
    • Pavlo Klimkin, Centre for National Resilience and Development, former Foreign Minister of Ukraine

    18:15-18:30 Discussion and Closing Remarks

                Martin Kahanec, CEU

    Bio’s of all speakers see CEU website.

    Department of Public Policy (DPP), Central European University

    DPP is a multi-disciplinary and global public policy Department at the Central European University in Vienna aiming to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes social entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness and a commitment to the public good. DPP offers four master’s degrees in public policy, and the public policy track of the Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science program. The Department boasts a team of outstanding resident faculty, world-class visiting faculty made up of top researchers, and practitioners in the public policy field who bring a wide array of academic and practical subjects to DPP’s diverse classroom.

    Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

    Center for Economic Policy Research

    The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by fostering high quality, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to decision-makers in the public and private sectors. Drawing together the expertise of its Research Fellows and Affiliates, CEPR initiates, funds and coordinates research activities and communicates the results quickly and effectively to policymakers and other decision makers around the world. The Centre is an independent, non-profit organization and takes no institutional policy positions. 

    Global Labor Organization

    The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is a global, independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that has no institutional position. The GLO functions as an international network and virtual platform for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the general public interested in scientific research and its policy and societal implications on global labor markets, demographic challenges and human resources. These topics are defined broadly in line with its Mission to embrace the global diversity of labor markets, institutions, and policy challenges, covering advanced economies as well as transition and less developed countries.

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    2022 US midterm elections & the abortion issue.

    The abortion issue was relevant for the 2022 US midterm elections, but did not play the major role as inflation and crime. Those mostly concerned (see figure below) were Democrats, young, females and living in urban areas.

    Abortion issues have been important in many societal debates around the globe during 2022. GLO & the Journal of Population Economics have informed the public about insightful research contributions on the topic among their publications. For free access to this research and on the organized public events:

    Further:

    Source: statista. Featured image: jonathan-simcoe-unsplash

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    New Book: China, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the Century of Great Migration. Interview with author Michele Bruni.

    New book just published analyzing the historical roots and long-term future implications of the tremendous demographical changes Europe, Asia and Africa will go through. The story uses China as the ideal case study to illustrate the major developments and implications, not only because of its history, institutional setting, and international relationships but because in the next decades it will be the country most affected by the largest shortage of labor. We discuss major points with the author in an interview (see below).

    • NOTE – Talk to the author. Michele Bruni will present highlights of his book during a public online panel (free Zoom access) on December 3, 2022, 13.30 – 15.30 CET (Berlin time) on “China in the World Economy” during the GLO Global Conference 2022. The free access online link will be provided at the GLO website and here in time.

    Michele Bruni is a member of the Center for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP) of the University of Modena and Reggio and a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

    • For more than thirty years, he has participated in and led numerous EU, ILO, IOM, and ADB development and labor market analysis projects in China, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe.
    • His research focuses on the development of stock-flow models and their application to the analysis of labor markets, education, and migration.
    • Michele holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Laurea in Political Science from the University of Florence.
    • He has taught at the universities of Calabria, Bologna, and Modena and was a visiting professor at the universities Jyväskylä, Le Salle, and Shanghai.
    • He is the author of “China, The Belt and Road Initiative, and the Century of Great Migration.”

    INTERVIEW

    Michele, this is a remarkable book with a secular perspective; very relevant, with many important and fascinating insights. I have learned a lot. Let us elaborate on some of your findings and conclusions:

    GLO: What brought you to population research and the economics of China?

    Michele Bruni: It is a long story. Despite demography being central to my research, I did not formally study it at the university, but I instead accidentally encountered it later in life.

    During the early 1970s, one of the most influential explanations for Italy’s youth unemployment was De Cecco’s Ricardian thesis according to which the industrial sector prefers hiring prime age males as they were the most productive due to production demanding punctuality, accuracy, stamina, and reliability. However, my friend Franco Franciosi and I discovered that construction rather than manufacturing was responsible for the increase in prime-age male employment. Subsequently, we thought that the right way to identify the cause of youth unemployment was to estimate first time (generational) entries into employment and analyze the structure of these entries by sector, sex, age group, and educational level. This led us to develop a generational stock-flow model of the labor market based on the analysis of the demographic processes taking place inside the labor market (you can find this model in the book as the “China’s theater” apologue).

    The empirical results of our model were at the same time surprising and obvious. We discovered that people enter into the labor force when they are young (normally immediately after the education and training phase), generally age inside the labor market, and then exit when they are old. Moreover, the average age of entry depends on the educational level requested by each sector and therefore is the lowest in construction, the highest in services, and intermediate in manufacturing; and, at that time, the average age structure of generational entries and exits of men and women were notably different. Finally, in a country whose social values and institutional setting aim to ensure the full employment of the main breadwinners, the high rate of youth unemployment is due to the labor demand in terms of flow not being sufficient to accommodate the young people entering the labor force for the first time: this is the result of the interaction between the demographic sphere that determines the generational entries into the labor market and exits from employment, and the economic sphere that determines the number of additional jobs.

    In the mid-1980s, when the presence of migrants in Italy was still marginal, the stock-flow model allowed me to produce demographic and labor market scenarios that demonstrated that Italy’s supply of labor was shortly going to become largely insufficient. I also realized that the restrictive migration policies enacted by Western countries were totally unjustified as they prevented the arrival of people badly needed by the production system. My academic interest then became more and more political and humanitarian since I realized and hoped that a correct demo-economic analysis of migration flows could not only explain and forecast migrations, but also prevent the thousands of deaths caused by prejudices and wrong theoretical analyses of migration flows.

    My conclusions were reinforced by UNDESA’s 2000 report Replacement migration: is it a solution to a declining and aging population. It broke an almost fifty-year-long dogma by courageously and bluntly stating that mass migration is unavoidable, something of which I am also convinced. I felt that the enormous amount of criticism levied at the report and its author, prof. Joseph Chamie, was completely undeserved and spoke volumes on academia’s inertia as well as the politically sensitive nature of migration.

    Finally, in 2006, I moved to China where I began to study its labor market, demographic trends, and their connection to the country’s economic performance.

    In conclusion, my book is not only a summary of my ideas on demography, labor market, and migration flows, but also the result of a lifelong academic and personal journey.

    GLO: You have written a history of population from a Chinese perspective. What are the largest demographic challenges for the world today and what is specific to the Chinese case?  

    Michele Bruni: This century, our planet will witness a historical event, the end of a more than 250-year-long phase of explosive demographic growth. According to the 2022 World Population Prospects the planet’s total population is projected to peak at 10.4 billion by around 2085 and then decline; and even more importantly, the planet’s working age population is expected to increase by an additional 1.2 billion in the next 50 years before decreasing in the following decades.

    Several positive considerations can be drawn. Firstly, a negative trend of the total population will reduce the GDP growth required to maintain GDP per capita constant, and therefore decrease the amount of natural resources used and our impact on the environment. It will also reduce the number of jobs required to keep the employment rate constant and provide the opportunity to confront the poverty, desperation, and moral debasement that derive from the lack of job opportunities.

    Unfortunately, the situation is far more complex since over the past 200 years, the demographic transition (DT) has impacted countries around the world at different times resulting in them being at different stages of the DT. The richest and more developed states have already entered the “last” phase characterized by the decline of the working age population; many developing states will soon join them. Simultaneously, the poorest countries are experiencing and will continue to experience an explosive growth of their working age population. As a consequence, there will be an unprecedented demographic polarization between an increasing number of countries affected by a structural shortage of labor and a progressively aging population, and the poorest countries instead affected by a structural excess of labor.

    Therefore, the DT is generating two opposite demographic challenges. Rich countries, to continue on a path of economic growth, will have to deal with both a decreasing labor force and an increasing number of elderly people. On the other hand, poor countries will have to manage a labor supply increasing at rates that cannot be realistically absorbed by economic growth. However, it is evident that these two situations are complementary and that it is possible to transform these regional problems into a global opportunity. This would require a political conversion to a rational approach to policymaking. Potential arrival countries should accept that it is in their economic and political interest to co-manage migration flows with potential departure countries in a manner quantitatively and qualitatively coherent with the needs of their labor market.

    Despite not having achieved the status of developed country, China belongs to the group of potential arrival countries and is going to be affected by the largest absolute shortage of labor and an extremely fast aging process. While it is evident that Chinese society is not immune to xenophobia and racism, Beijing’s institutional setting, capacity to pragmatically pursue long-term goals, and desire to assume international leadership could lead it to adopt measures in contrast with the feelings of its citizens but beneficial to the country as a whole, such as in the case of the one-child policy.

    GLO: Please elaborate a bit on the African challenge for Europe and Asia!

    Michele Bruni: Is Africa the land of opportunities or the cradle of a demographic nightmare? Is it the new frontier for business, as suggested by CNN, or the place where children die since hospitals cannot afford pills that cost a few cents, as claimed by Save the Children?

    What demographic data clearly shows is that, in absence of emigration, from now to the end of this century Africa’s working age population will register a fourfold increase bringing it from 15% to 43% of the world’s total working age population. Concurrently, the working age population of all the other continents will decline. Economically developed countries should therefore start to immediately ponder the economic, social, and political implications of these trends.

    It should be evident that no matter how attractive Africa could be for foreign direct investment, it is unrealistic to assume that the continent will be able to create in the next 80 years the 1.3 billion jobs necessary to keep Africa’s rate of employment at an acceptable level (such a rate of job creation would imply outperforming China’s economic miracle). Thus, the only reasonable approach to avoid turning Africa into a demographic time-bomb is to absorb its structural excess of labor, especially since such a move would allow developed countries to deal with their structural shortage of labor.

    Let me also add that humanitarian organizations should consider that too often saving the life of a child condemns them to live in dismal situations, to scavenge on rubbish damps to survive, to be easy prey of criminal groups or, if they are lucky, to be exploited by companies coming  from the same countries to which he own his  life. Saving the life of a child should also create the responsibility to make that child able to go to school, find a decent job, and face old age with dignity. This is only possible with a more rational and humane international order and approach to migration.

    GLO: How do you judge China’s one-child policy today? Is it possible to further stabilize fertility decline?

    Michele Bruni: Let me start placing the one-child policy in the international context in which it was conceived and adopted. The first demographic projections produced after WWII made evident that poor Asian countries, and especially India, were undergoing an unprecedented population explosion, caused not by an increase in fertility, but rather by a less pronounced decline of the crude birth rate with respect to the crude death rate. It was assumed that this situation would create poverty, poverty would beget communism, that in turn would destabilize the capitalist order. Moreover, the prevailing opinion shared by the leading demographers and economists of that era was that demographic growth could not be matched by economic growth and that the only possible solution was to reduce fertility. Therefore, in 1966, US President Lyndon B. Johnson decided to make foreign development aid dependent on the adoption of family planning programs, a decision immediately replicated by Japan, Sweden, and the UK. It should be noted that the Johnson administration’s decision preceded the publication of Paul and Anne Erlich’s Population Bomb (1968) and of Limits to Growth by the Club of Rome (1972). The result was a dramatic increase in the funding available to international organizations and private institutions in charge of implementing population policies. It also paved the way for India’s infamous campaign of compulsory sterilization headed by Sanjay Gandhi, during the state of National Emergency (1975-77) declared by his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

    In the meantime, China alternated between differing even contrary policies. On one hand, Mao and other high-ranking members of the CCP officially endorsed the pro-natalist Marxian position and in 1974 China helped lead Third World countries at the Bucharest Conference against the US position, under the slogan of “development is the best contraceptive”. On the other hand, family planning services were introduced in 1953 and, after an interruption during the Great Leap Forward, continued in earnest after 1964. Later on, Chinese families were urged to delay the birth of their first child, to lengthen the interval between children, and to reduce their number, a campaign encapsulated by the slogan “later, longer, fewer.” Data suggests that Chinese families shared this attitude as during the 1970s the total fertility rate (TFR) dropped from 6 to 3 children per woman.

    It was in this context, characterized also by the new pragmatic and “scientific” atmosphere brought about by Deng Xiaoping’s leadership, that Beijing adopted the one-child policy, which was not an improvised measure imposed by a government devoid of humanity, but the expression of an ideology that put the nation’s interests above those of the individual. It was based on a substantially correct demographic projection made by one of China’s leading scientists and came after a debate that involved numerous national and provincial leaders, many of whom were openly against the measure. In the 1990s, China TFR fell below the replacement level of 2 children per woman, and it has remained below that figure since, despite the abolition of the one-child policy in 2016 and the subsequent measures aimed to foster fertility.

    How to judge this measure? Firstly, I believe that the policy must be judged in its ideological context. At the same time, it is very difficult to assess the one-child policy’s impact with regard to the fall in fertility since at the moment of its implementation China’s TFR was already below three, in the 1990s it became a 1.5 child policy, and that other Asian countries experienced similar trends. Finally, there is no doubt that the law was kept long after it was not needed.

    What is however undeniable is that the rapid fall of its TFR assisted China in lifting 800 million people out of poverty (and help to reduce global inequality as well), in surmounting an educational challenge concentrated in less than three decades, and then in facing the employment challenge with an educated labor force.

    GLO: Fertility declines with development, this is the historical experience on a global level. Will fertility ever rise again with development?

    Michele Bruni: In physics, an equivalent question would be asking whether gravity will one day start repelling apples from the Earth’s surface. However, while it is normally assumed that the laws of physics do not change because of the immutable nature of the universe, the laws “discovered” by social scientists do not have this universal and atemporal validity. Even assuming that human nature does not change, what is changing all the time is the demographic, socioeconomic, political, ideological, and technological context in which mankind lives and operates. Therefore, we cannot totally discard the hypothesis of a future characterized by a positive correlation between economic growth and fertility.

    Before the end of this century, the Earth will enter a new demographic phase characterized by a declining population as a result not only of economic development but also of numerous other concomitant factors, including the recently acquired capacity to control the reproductive process. I suspect that this new phase will differ from our present one in numerous aspects.

    The first interesting novelty is that it will be possible to improve the wellbeing of mankind while decreasing production, a feat that will however require us to drive the economic system “downhill” challenging the inbuilt inertia of the capitalist order that sees economic growth as a “natural goal.” The second is that this future society will be characterized by small families that could have fully interiorized the idea that small is beautiful. Moreover, while I doubt that the weight of reason and science will play a greater role in decision-making, it is possible that in the wake of the environmental disasters that are inevitably going to affect the planet in the next decades, humanity will have a deeper awareness of the scars that our growing population and hunger for raw material have inflicted on the Earth and will allow nature to reconquer a fair share of the planet. However, we cannot discard the possibility that some tribes produce large families. There is also a third science fiction-style possibility, that technological progress alongside the acquisition of different moral norms will bring to an externalized system of reproduction based on the quantitative and qualitative needs of the labor market.

    The future is not in the hands of god, but it is the outcome of our actions, the result of chosen objectives and ways to reach them in a given material and ideological context. Therefore, economists and demographers should avoid making forecasts, limiting themselves to providing realistic scenarios to help policymakers find the best policies to reach their goals.

    That said, personally I am rooting for a society that will choose to continue along a path of demographic degrowth paralleled by a degrowth in production, that aims to reduce all types of inequalities as much as possible and allow our planet to heal the deep wounds we have inflicted on it during last centuries.

    GLO: What does it take to “manage” migration? Will mankind ever develop a successful institutional setting?

    Michele Bruni: I believe that the most difficult step to manage (im)migration is in fact a preliminary, ideological step: to accept the idea that the labor market can be affected by a structural shortage of labor, that is a shortage that cannot be dealt with by market forces or active labor policies. This possibility is obstructed by the dominant paradigm. Moreover, this position finds support in the deeply rooted irrational – and therefore immune to any scientific refutation – prejudices successfully promoted by many populist and nationalist parties. These prejudices have also played a relevant role in assisting them to reach national prominence or even, as in the case of Italy, power.

    Once a potential arrival country accepts this very simple and, in my opinion, self-evident position, these following more technical steps could be in order: estimate how many migrants are needed by educational level and skill; agree with one or more countries affected by a structural excess of labor to organize and co-manage migration flows quantitatively and qualitatively coherent with their needs; organize the transfer of migrants from the country of origin to the place where they are needed; and arrange for their placement in the labor market while supporting the social integration of their families. A fundamental aspect of my proposal deriving from my demand side explanation of migration is that recipient countries should finance and give technical support to the education and training systems of departure countries. In this way they would not only recognize the economic value of human capital they would be draining from departure countries, but this would also ensure that the migrants will have the skills they need.

    A shortage of labor is already affecting North America, the EU, and numerous Asian countries and will affect many countries part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In the book, I suggest that China could take advantage of its leading position in the BRI and champion the adoption of immigration policies by member countries with a structural shortage of labor in accordance with member countries with a structural excess of labor, while at the same time providing departure countries with the financial, human, and organizational resources necessary to give migrants relevant skills. Since education and training represent a key to development, this rational migration policy should assist with the socioeconomic development of departure countries and eventually help them converge with the developed world. Obviously, this suggestion is valid for other groups of countries which, as in the case of the EU, already have institutions that could coordinate the migration policy I suggest. As I have already stated, what stands in the way of a rational and humane migration policy are a misleading economic paradigm and prejudices embedded not only in right-wing parties but also across a large section of academia.

    GLO: Given the global demographic challenges: How can China avoid mass immigration? In your book, you argue it cannot, why? It has already seen the greatest internal migration flows ever in mankind. Would it not be the right political strategy to avoid immigration to not face rising societal instability? And if a country can do this, then would it not be China?

    Michele Bruni: Starting in 2013 China’s working age population started to decrease and from 2020 to 2050 will decline by around 174 million (-17.6%). In an intermediate labour market scenario, that assumes a constant rate of participation and a modest increase of the employment level (8% over the 30-year period), China will be affected by a shortage of more than 220 million workers (28% of initial employment), that translates to around 250 million migrants. It is evident that this would generate enormous societal problems and China should adopt all the measures that can reduce the inflow of foreign workers. The question is: will these measures be sufficient to avoid mass immigration?

    A labor shortage can be confronted by increasing the labor supply and by reducing labor demand. Starting from the supply side, increasing fertility would seem the most obvious answer to a declining labor force. Nevertheless, only very few countries (France in primis) through the adoption of complex and well-organized sets of pro-natalist measures have been able to achieve significant results. Moreover, while it is evident that any country should try to reduce the gap between births and deaths to avoid the destabilizing effects of an excessive natural demographic degrowth, any positive impact on the number of births would only affect the labor market after 20 years.

    I have further argued that China cannot expect relevant results from other supply measures. The participation rate assumed by the intermediate scenario is already high and a further increase looks improbable. Removing the existing obstacles to internal mobility is certainly socially and economically advisable, but it will not significantly reduce the country’s national labor shortage. The lengthening of life expectancy will soon impose raising the legal age of retirement. However, this measure (that increases the number of generations co-present in the labor market, while decreasing the numbers in retirement) will have a limited and temporary impact on the labor shortage for two main reasons. Firstly, an increasing number of people above retirement age are already voluntarily remaining in the labor force; secondly, the increase in the number of elderly workers will be neutralized by a decline in the number of young workers since technological progress will determine an increase in the duration of the education and training phase.

    The demand side measures that can be adopted are mainly two: delocalization and technological progress. Delocalization has been already adopted by many countries experiencing a situation of a structural shortage of labor, Italy and Japan being relevant examples, but no country has been able to solve the problem of a labor shortage in this way. Moreover, once we consider that not everything can be produced abroad and that numerous other countries with more international experience will be adopting the same approach, it becomes evident that China cannot hope to resolve its shortage of labor through this policy.

    Let us finally consider the solution favored by many Chinese economists, technological progress such as AI and automation and its resulting increase in productivity. However, I have argued that we should not expect technological innovation to be the hoped-for Deus ex machina. Empirical evidence shows that once we adopt a dynamic perspective (i.e., we take into consideration also second-order effects) new technologies do not have a negative impact on the employment level, but rather lead to the substitution of labor for routine tasks with skilled labor that can perform non-routine cognitive tasks, and therefore with a higher level of educational attainment. More generally, I would argue that all the previous waves of technological change, starting with the initial Industrial Revolution, have expanded the employment level because while new technologies do destroy many jobs, they also create new jobs due to the boundless capacity of the human mind to invent new needs and the new goods necessary to satisfy them.

    I believe that China’s internal migration is in fact the proof of my thesis. The unlimited supply of labor present in the countryside and in the poor inland provinces moved (was attracted) to where the local supply of labor was not sufficient to face an expanding labor demand. It also seems to prove the capacity of China to “manage” huge migration flows (the number of China’s internal migrants exceeds threefold international economic migration flows). According to my computations, the next thirty years’ labor needs are in line with the internal migrations that have taken place in China in the last thirty years. The difference is that potential migrants will not be Han Chinese. I sincerely hope that Beijing will recall that the apex of Chinese civilization was reached during the Han dynasty, an era characterized by a multi-ethnic, industrious, and creative society.

    GLO: In your book, you identify a strategic advantage of China over other Asian and over European countries with similar demographic challenges: What are your suggestions for a rational and humane Chinese migration policy?

    Michele Bruni: I think it is fair to state that China, while enjoying some advantages, also shares numerous disadvantages with respect to other Asian and European countries affected by a structural shortage of labor. More specifically, a large share of Chinese citizens have the same prejudices against migrants and xenophobic feelings as their Western counterparts. Furthermore, despite the different ideological background, economic thinking in China is dominated by the neoclassical paradigm.

    Regarding advantages, as I have already suggested, when confronted with ”survival issues” China has been capable of embracing a pragmatic attitude and adopting measures that, while beneficial to the country as a whole, go against the feelings of its citizens. I hope that this pragmatic approach to policymaking will remain despite the increasingly ideological turn that Xi Jinping’s leadership is taking. Finally and most importantly, Beijing’s policies are guided by a long-term vision of the goals it wishes to reach both domestically and internationally and by an institutional setting that prioritizes efficiently achieving them.

    GLO: Is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) a threat or a boon for the world? In your book you argue that it will be more positive than negative, since it began in a non-competitive setting. But the upcoming reality may be quite different. New competition between the systems, struggles for world economic, technological, and military leadership, excessive burdens and dependencies for the countries involved.

    Michele Bruni: The BRI is an instrument and like many instruments it can be used to do good deeds or bad deeds. I think that Beijing would prefer to stick to its long-term internal and international goals and as I have suggested the BRI could play a central role in helping China achieve them. However, there is no doubt that totally different outcomes are possible since the future depends on the complex and interwoven relationships between actors with conflicting goals. Therefore, also in this case, I prefer to be coherent with my ideas on what role an economist should play. I will therefore avoid making forecasts and continue building alternative scenarios that could eventually help make rational and humane choices.

    GLO: The human factor looks rather marginal in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) so far: Will this change and how?

    Michele Bruni: For the moment the human factor has certainly played a marginal role in the BRI. My analysis suggests that the demographic trends that will affect BRI countries in the following decades could dramatically change this situation.

    The total population of the estimated 65 original members of the BRI amounts to 4.8 billion people, 62% of the world population. In absence of migration, it is projected to reach a maximum of 5.6 billion in 2060 (when its share of world population will be down to 55.5%) to then decline progressively. The working age population will start to decrease 15 years earlier (in 2045) after reaching a maximum of 3.6 billion. However, as in the case of the planet, in the next 25 years the growth of the working age population of BRI countries will be the sum of the negative contributions of 24 countries including China, Thailand, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine, and the positive contributions of other countries, in particular Asian states, like India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Afghanistan, but also African ones like Egypt.

    I have argued that this situation will inevitably determine huge migration flows of up to 250 million people in the next 25 years and that it would be in the economic and political interest of China to champion organizing migration flows between BRI countries in a rational way. This would imply estimating the number of workers needed by the countries affected by a structural shortage of labor by educational level and skill typology. I have further argued that to maximize the positive impact of migration flows for both arrival and departure countries, the former and especially China should finance the education and training system of the latter and provide, when necessary, technical support. Departure and arrival countries should then organize the transfer of migrants, something which is currently very often in the hands of criminal organizations, while the latter should be in charge of their placement and the social integration of their families.

    GLO: Why will China dominate the global order in this century? Has the Russian war against Ukraine not changed this perspective?

    Michele Bruni: The scenario of China dominating the world depicted by Martin Jacques in 2010 is becoming more and more probable. In 2017, China became the world’s largest economy measured at PPP and has since then progressively distanced itself from its main competitors, the US and the EU whose GDP (measured at PPP constant 2017 international dollars) in 2021 was equal respectively to 84% and 79% that of China, despite the economic effects of China’s zero-COVID strategy. A further indication comes from China’s extremely fast technological progress promoted and supported by a growing number of highly educated and competent young people formed by universities whose international rankings are also steadily improving. However, what in my opinion makes this perspective very probable is the comparison between a country that has the capacity to establish long-term plans and an institutional setting that prioritizes efficiently pursuing them, and a Western world constantly engrossed in short-term issues and whose goals and the policies to achieve them are constantly being reshuffled.

    In this perspective, the Russia-Ukraine war seems to me a short-term, albeit very dramatic, event that, as has been the case for the Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen wars and the never-ending conflict in Syria, will not have a significant impact on China-US competition. It could even be argued that the war in Ukraine, while having a negative impact on Western economies where growth is slowing down due to the energy crisis and anti-inflation measures, could benefit China’s economy and global position.

    Regarding Russia and Ukraine, let me recall that before the pandemic and the war, their total population and, more importantly, their working age population were in decline. The war is having an extremely heavy impact on fertility and on the working age population in both countries and will therefore modify both their short-term demographic situation and long-term demographic evolution. This will have serious implications that have not yet been considered. The first is that most probably when the war will be over, both countries will not be able to return to pre-war levels of production including of goods essentials for other countries, especially African ones. Let me also note that while Western countries are already promising a “Marshall Plan” of around 400 billion dollars to rebuild the country, nobody is asking whether Ukraine will have the labor force necessary to do so.

    GLO: Given the current struggle for a new world order: Will globalization end? China does not want it, but can it be avoided? Or will it be just different?

    Michele Bruni: I believe there is no going back from the international interconnection that currently characterizes the world. In many cases, such with natural resources, cutting ties would be impossible, in others it would have extremely negative economic impacts on economic growth and consumers. However, the decreasing economic weight of Western economies and the parallel increase in economic weight of developing countries opens the way to a multipolar globalized planet in which the role of Western countries and therefore the impact of their decisions will become less and less relevant. It is to be hoped that the new international order will try to reduce the negative aspects of today’s globalization, and that globalization will also include labor since it is the only way for the poorest countries to escape the poverty trap born from demographic trends and the “wall” policies dominating the planet.

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    Michele Bruni was interviewed by  Klaus F. ZimmermannGLO President.

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    Inequality and Public Policy in Asia. Session as part of the GLO Global Conference 2022 on December 3. Details.

    The online session Inequality and Public Policy in Asia was part of the 2022 GLO Global Conference (1-3 December 2022) scheduled for December 3 (1-3 am CET Berlin = 8-10 am Malaysia) free to participate through Zoom link without prior registration.

    Updated December 7, 2022.

    Session Overview: This session brings scholars from Southeast Asia to deliberate on the state of income inequality in the region. Papers selected are part of a GLO special issue edited by GLO SE Asia Cluster Lead, in collaboration with Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia. The session will be also attended by all other contributors to the Special Issue as well as Chief Editor of the Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia and other members of the editorial team.

    Chair & Moderator: M Niaz Asadullah, Monash University Malaysia

    Date:               03 Dec (Saturday) 2022

    Schedule:        8-10 am Malaysia (6-8 am Bangladesh; 12-2 am UK; 1-3 am Germany)

    8.00-8.10 am (Malaysia time)Opening remarks: Guest Editor of JEM special issueInequality & Public Policy in Asia  
       
    8.10-8.30 am (Malaysia time)Paper 1: The Resurgence of Income Inequality in Asia-Pacific: The Role of Trade Openness, Educational Attainment and Institutional Quality  Presenter: Sharon Koh Geok May Monash University Malaysia   Email: koh.geokmay@monash.edu
       
    8.30-8.50 am (Malaysia time)Paper 2: Structural Transformation, Income Inequality, and Government Expenditure: Evidence from International Panel DataPresenter: Wannaphong Durongkaveroj, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand   Email: wannaphong@ru.ac.th  
       
    8.50-9.10 am (Malaysia time)Paper 3: What Does Data on Functional Income Distribution Tell Us About Trends in and Correlates of Income Inequality in the Asia-Pacific?            Presenter: Selim Raihan, Dhaka University & SANEM, Bangladesh   Email:selim.raihan@gmail.com
       
    9.10-9.30 am (Malaysia time)Paper 4: The Spanish Flu Pandemic and Income Distribution in Java: Lessons from the 1920sPresenter: A. Gunadi Brata, Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University, Indonesia   Email: gunadi.brata@uajy.ac.id  
       
    9.30-9.50 am (Malaysia time)Q&A Session 
       
    9.50-9.55 am (Malaysia time)Group Photo Session     
    9.55-10.00 am (Malaysia time)Closing remarks: Editor-in-Chief of JEM  Dr Mariani Abdul-Majid Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia   Email: mariani@ukm.edu.my

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    Sixth International ASTRIL Conference, January 19-20, 2023 on THE LABOUR MARKET IN A TIME OF CRISIS, INFLATION AND DEGLOBALISATION. Call for papers with submission deadline November 20, 2022.

    January 19-20, 2023: Roma, Italy. Sixth International ASTRIL Conference on THE LABOUR MARKET IN A TIME OF CRISIS, INFLATION AND DEGLOBALISATION. In-person & online.

    Call for Papers. Submission deadline: 20 November 2022.

    Deadline: Abstracts and session proposals (300-500 words): 20 November 2022. Please write the topic that the paper refers to areas (1, 2, 3, 4) in the abstract and send the abstract and session proposal (4 papers at least) to: astril@uniroma3.it

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    EBES 41 with GLO at FOM Berlin. Oct. 12. Keynote & Session on “Religion”: Report & Video.

    41st EBES Conference – Berlin takes place on October 12th, 13th, 14th, 2022 in Berlin, Germany jointly organized with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and in collaboration with the FOM University of Applied Sciences.

    For the full program see EBES 41 Conference Program
    Selected sessions recorded see below (Video).

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    Video of keynote speech Shyamal Chowdhury

    The presentation was based on Shyamal Chowdhury, Matthias Sutter & Klaus F. Zimmermann (2022), “Economic Preferences across Generations and Family Clusters: A Large-scale Experiment in a Developing Country”. Journal of Political Economy, September 2022 (vol. 130, no. 9, pp. 2361-2410).
    Final and free (open access) published JPE Version. (With main text, online Appendix, and data access.) Seminar Presentation Slides

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    STARTS TODAY: 41th EBES Conference jointly organized hybrid with GLO & FOM University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (Germany), October 12-14, 2022.

    41st EBES Conference – Berlin takes place on October 12th, 13th, 14th, 2022 in Berlin, Germany with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association. The event is jointly organized in Hybrid Mode (in-person on October 12 only) with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and in collaboration with the FOM University of Applied Sciences.

    FOM, GLO & EBES are collaborating organizations; GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES. GLO provides a number of invited sessions to the program as announced below.

    For the full program see EBES 41 Conference Program

    Note: Berlin-German time

    Z-Room 1: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87987186006
    Z-Room 6: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83416987919

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    41th EBES Conference jointly organized hybrid with GLO & FOM University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (Germany), October 12-14, 2022. Full Program with GLO contributions out.

    41st EBES Conference – Berlin will take place on October 12th, 13th, 14th, 2022 in Berlin, Germany with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association. The event is jointly organized in Hybrid Mode (in-person on October 12 only) with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and in collaboration with the FOM University of Applied Sciences.

    FOM, GLO & EBES are collaborating organizations; GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is also President of EBES. GLO provides a number of invited sessions to the program as announced below.

    For the full program see EBES 41 Conference Program

    Note: Berlin-German time

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    Call for contributions: 42nd EBES Conference – Lisbon January 12-14, 2023. Abstract deadline: November 11, 2022.

    42nd EBES Conference – Lisbon will take place on January 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference will be hosted by the ISCTE-IUL Instituto Universitário de Lisboa with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association and organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person).

    Interested researchers from around the world are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation consideration.

    Deadline for Abstract Submission is November 11, 2022.

    More details!

    EBES Executive Board

    Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Free University Berlin
    Prof. 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 November 11, 2022.

    For submission, please visit https://ebesweb.org/42nd-ebes-lisbon/42nd-ebes-conference-lisbon-abstract-submission/

    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, ProQuest 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), Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Naver, SCImago, ABDC Journal Quality List, 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 is indexed by Scopus. It 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), 21st, 24th, and 25th 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

    Conference Date: January 12-14, 2023
    Abstract Submission Deadline: November 11, 2022
    Reply-by: November 28, 2022*
    Registration Deadline: December 19, 2022
    Submission of the Virtual Presentation: December 20, 2022
    Announcement of the Program: December 25, 2022
    Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): December 20, 2022**
    Paper Submission for the EBES journals: March 16, 2023

    * 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 September 9, 2022, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by September 21, 2022.

    Contact

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

    Conference LINK

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    GLO/EHERO Sessions on “Happiness Economics” 2022: Report & Videos.

    Report on the GLO/EHERO Sessions on “Happiness Economics” during the 2022 Conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (3-6 August 2022 in Burlington, Vermont, USA)

    The 20th International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) Conference (3-6 August 2022 in Burlington, Vermont) featured three GLO/EHERO Special Sessions in Happiness Economics. The sessions are a signature event of the GLO Cluster Economics of Happiness.

    Chaired by GLO Fellow Martijn Hendriks, each of the three sessions featured three presentations, followed by comments by a dedicated discussant and questions from the audience. Two sessions were offered in a hybrid format, with participants online and in-person, and one session was exclusively in-person. The sessions were well-attended and spurred interesting discussions on- and off-line. 

    In addition to presentations of research papers, the GLO/EHERO sessions also featured a presentation of the “Happiness and Migration” chapter by GLO Fellow Martijn Hendriks and Martijn Burger from the section “Welfare, Well-being, Happiness” of the forthcoming Springer Nature Handbook “Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics” that is edited by GLO Fellow and Happiness Economics Cluster Lead Milena Nikolova. The Handbook’s Editor-in-Chief is GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann.  

    ISQOLS Conference program

    For the program of the GLO/HERO sessions see below. The video recordings of the presentations are available here:

    GLO/EHERO Happiness Economics Session I: https://youtu.be/yQAop2jXkvg
    GLO/EHERO Happiness Economics Session II:  https://youtu.be/_gPfMZAYAwM
    GLO/EHERO Happiness Economics Session III: https://youtu.be/Y6MbIVqyzQA

    Given the success of the sessions, the co-organizers Martijn Hendriks (GLO/EHERO), Martijn Burger (EHERO), and Milena Nikolova (GLO Fellow and Cluster Lead “Economics of Happiness”) will organize again special sessions at the 21st ISQOLS Annual Conference that will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2023. Further information and call for papers to follow. 

    These special sessions are invitation-based to guarantee that the presentations are of high quality. 

    GLO – EHERO organizers

    Dr. Martijn Hendriks (EHERO and GLO), Dr. Milena Nikolova (University of Groningen and GLO), and Dr. Martijn Burger (EHERO and Open Universiteit).

    Featured image: Elijah-Hail-on-Unsplash.

    Program of the GLO/EHERO Special Sessions at ISQOLS 2022

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    Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2023, February 9-10; Submission deadline October 30, 2022.

    The Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2023 (AGEW) is held in Perth, Australia on the 9th and 10th of February 2023. GLO Fellow Silvia Salazar, Curtin University, is chair of the organizing committee. More info below. AGEW website: see here. Deadline Submissions:  30th October 2022

    GLO supports gender research through its gender research cluster and the Journal of Population Economics.

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    Provided by the organizers:

    On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to invite you to the 6th Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW 2023), hosted by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, the University of Western Australia and the Women in Economics Network.

    The workshop will be held in-person in Perth on the 9th-10th of February 2023.

    Submissions are currently open and will close on Sunday 30th October 2022

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    The Fifth IESR-GLO Conference (August 29-30, 2022) on Social Policy Under Global Challenges: Now – Program, Video & Event Pictures.

    The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) were jointly organizing the Fifth IESR-GLO Conference online.

    • Beijing Time August 29 to August 30, 2022 through Zoom
    • Theme: Social Policy Under Global Challenges
    • Keynote speakers: Lisa Cameron and Junsen Zhang

    The IESR-GLO annual conference is aimed to provide a platform for scholars and experts to exchange ideas on the current pressing economic issues through presentations of high-quality academic papers and policy discussions. Previous IESR-GLO Conferences have covered topics such as the Social Safety Net and Welfare Programs in 2021, Economics of Covid-19 in 2020 and on the labor markets in Belt and Road countries in 2019.

    The event was attended by over 60 scholars from institutions worldwide.

    Fifth IESR-GLO Joint Conference Program

    August 29 – August 30, 2022

    PDF of Program IESR Website
    VIDEO DAY 1 VIDEO VIDEO DAY 2 (Keynote Zhang incomplete)

    August 29 (Monday)

    15:00-18:00 Beijing Time/ 9:00-12:00 German Time 8:00-11:00 London Time/17:00-20:00 Melbourne Time

    Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO)

    Lisa Cameron
    Beijing TimeGerman TimeLondon TimeMelbourne Time
    15:00-15:409:00-9:408:00-8:4017:00-17:40
    Keynote Lecture
    Information, Intermediaries, and International Migration
    Lisa Cameron (The University of Melbourne & GLO)

    15:40-16:10

    9:40-10:10

    8:40-9:10

    17:40-18:10
    Do Social Movement Change Empathy Bias? Evidence from Black Lives Matter
    Authors: Kaixin Liu (IESR, Jinan University), Ande Shen, Jiwei Zhou, Junda Zhang

    16:10-16:40

    10:10-10:40

    9:10-9:40

    18:10-18:40
    Does a Tragic Event Affect Different Aspects of Attitudes toward Immigration?
    Authors: Odelia Heizler (Tel-Aviv-Yaffo Academic College & GLO), Osnat Israeli

    16:40-17:10

    10:40-11:10

    9:40-10:10

    18:40-19:10
    Culture Breakers and Policy Implementation——How did China Promote Later Marriage in the 1970s?
    Author: Yi Chen (ShanghaiTech University & GLO)

    17:10-17:40

    11:10-11:40

    10:10-10:40

    19:10-19:40
    Do Good Deeds Really Earn Chits? Evidence from Targeted Poverty Alleviation Information Disclosure and Stock Price Crash Risk
    Authors: Yu Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University), Zixun Zhou

    NOTE: Each presentation consists of 20-25 minute presentation time and 5 -10 minute Q&A.

    August 30 (Tuesday)

    19:00-22:00 Beijing Time/ 13:00-16:00 German Time/ 12:00-15:00 London Time

    Chair: Shuaizhang Feng (IESR, Jinan University & GLO)

    Junsen Zhang
    Beijing TimeGerman TimeLondon Time
    19:00-19:4013:00-13:4012:00-12:40
    Keynote Lecture
    An Economic Analysis of Fertility in China: Challenges and Policy Recommendations
    Junsen Zhang (Zhejiang University & GLO)

    19:40-20:10

    13:40-14:10

    12:40-13:10
    Gender Imbalance, Assortative Matching and Household Income Inequality in China
    Authors: Chen Huang (University of Southampton), Serhiy Stepanchuk
    20:10-20:4014:10-14:4013:10-13:40
    Heterogeneous Peer Effects for the Disadvantaged Students
    Author: Yi Zhang (IESR, Jinan University)

    20:40-21:10

    14:40-15:10

    13:40-14:10
    Migrant Children’s Take-up of Social Health Insurance: Experimental Evidence from China
    Authors: Menghan Shen (Sun Yatsen University), Zhiwei Tang, Xiaoyang Ye

    21:10-21:40

    15:10-15:40

    14:10-14:40
    A Tale of An Aging Society with Digital Revolution Authors
    Authors: Mingxing Huang (Peking University), Xun Li

    NOTE: Each presentation consists of 20-25 minute presentation time and 5-10 minute Q&A.

    Organizers

    • Institute       for       Economic       and       Social        Research,        Jinan       University, https://iesr.jnu.edu.cn/Home/main.htm
    • Global Labor Organization, https://glabor.org/

    Organizing Committee

    Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO
    Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University & GLO
    Sen Xue, Jinan University & GLO

    Contact

    For inquiries regarding the conference, please contact Sen Xue at sen.xue@jnu.edu.cn. General inquiries regarding the submissions should be directed to iesrjnu@gmail.com.

    Lisa Cameron is the James Riady Chair of Asian Economics and Business and a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She is an empirical micro-economist whose research incorporates the techniques of experimental and behavioural economics so as to better understand human decision-making. Much of her research focuses on policy evaluation – understanding the impacts and behavioural implications of public policy, with a focus on social and economic issues. She is particularly interested in the welfare of disadvantaged and marginalised groups and the socio-economic determinants of health. Much of her research to date has focused on developing countries, particularly Indonesia and China and she has extensive experience collaborating with agencies such as the World Bank and AusAID (DFAT). Lisa received her PhD from Princeton University in 1996. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences in 2013.

    Junsen Zhang is currently a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Economics, Zhejiang University. Prof. Zhang is also Emeritus Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research (both theoretical and empirical) has focused on the economics of family behavior, including fertility, marriage, education, intergenerational transfers, marital transfers, gender bias, and old-age support. He also works on family-related macro issues, such as ageing, social security, and economic growth. Using many data sets from different countries (regions), either micro or macro, he has studied economic issues in Canada, the US, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as Mainland China. Most of his recent research has been on the economics of the family using Chinese data. He has published over 100 papers in major refereed international journals. Many of them were published in leading economics journals or in leading field journals. According to a ranking by RePEc dated May 2018, Junsen Zhang ranks as the number one economist in the field of the Chinese economy. He was Editor of the Journal of Population Economics from 2001 to 2020 and has been Co-Editor of Journal of Human Resources since February 2019. He was the President of the Hong Kong Economic Association from 2007 to 2011. In 2013, he was elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

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