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Journal of Population Economics Webinar on January 28, 2021: Presentation of the newly published Issue 2, 2021.

The Journal of Population Economics is happy to announce a webinar for January 28, 16:00-18:00 CET (Maastricht/Dutch time) to present highlights from the newly published issue 34(2)/2021. The event is supported by GLO and hosted by UNU-MERIT via Zoom. Alessio J. Brown (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO) will welcome participants. Managing Editor Michaella Vanore, (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO) will guide through the event. Editor Terra McKinnish (University of Colorado Boulder and GLO) and Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO) will chair the sessions.

Journal cover

The webinar highlights 6 of the 10 articles published in issue 34(2)/2021, three on GENDER (covering Bangladesh, China and developing countries in general) and three on COVID-19 (covering the USA and Australia). All articles are published ONLINE FIRST and are freely accessible already now through the links below the titles; those with a provided READLINK are free to read online, the others are free to download.

Open to the public. The webinar link to follow the event is: https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/j/98086715796/.
The link is also provided on glabor.org under Events.

Program (January 28, 2021)

TimeTopicSession chair/ Presenter
16:00 CETWelcomeMichaella Vanore, Alessio J. Brown, Klaus F. Zimmermann
16:15-17:00Session I: Gender issues in Bangladesh, China and developing countriesTerra McKinnish
16:15-16:30Measuring gender attitudes using list experimentsM. Niaz Asadullah
(with Elisabetta De Cao, Fathema Zhura Khatoon & Zahra Siddique
16:30-16:45The education gender gap and the demographic transition in developing countries 
READLINK: https://rdcu.be/cdMql
Thang Dao
(with Julio Dávila & Angela Greulich)
16:45-17:00Education and gender role attitudes
READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b68hg
Yun Xiao
(with Huichao Du & Liqiu Zhao)
17:05-18:00Session II: COVID-19 in Australia and the USAKlaus F. Zimmermann
17:05-17:20Implications of COVID-19 labour market shocks for inequality in financial wellbeing  John P. de New
(with Ferdi Botha, Sonja C. de New, David C. Ribar & Nicolás Salamanca
17:20-17:35Socio-demographic factors associated with self-protecting behavior during the Covid-19 pandemicMatthew Zahn
(with Nicholas W. Papageorge, Matthew Zahn, Michèle Belot, Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Syngjoo Choi, Julian Jamison & Egon Tripodi)
17:35-17:50The COVID-19 Pandemic and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election  Abel Brodeur
(with Leonardo Baccini & Stephen Weymouth)
 Closing remarksMichaella Vanore

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GLO Fellow Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University) spoke about ‘Endogamous Marriage among Immigrant Groups: The Impact of Deportations under Secure Communities’. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series available.

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

The last seminar was given on January 7, 2021, London/UK at 1-2 pm, by Cynthia Bansak, St. Lawrence University and GLO on Endogamous Marriage among Immigrant Groups: The Impact of Deportations under Secure Communities. Below find a report and the video of the seminar.

Report

Endogamous Marriage among Immigrant Groups: The Impact of Deportations under Secure Communities

Cynthia Bansak

GLO Virtual Seminar on January 7, 2021

Cynthia Bansak, St. Lawrence University and GLO

Video of Seminar. Presentation slides.

Based on joint work with Sarah Pearlman.

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January 6-8: Athens, Greece. 34th EBES conference has begun.

Athens, Greece; January 6-8, 2021. The 34th EBES conference takes place virtually. GLO & EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann has opened the conference on January 6 together with Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Vice President, EBES & Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey, and Michael Chletsos, University of Piraeus, Greece. Conference program.

Afternoon program included:

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Report & Video available: Journal of Population Economics Webinar on the Kuznets Prize 2021 ceremony & the presentation of the newly published Issue 1, 2021.

Volume 34, issue 1, 2021 of the Journal of Population Economics is published. See below the list of articles and access links to read or download the contributions.

A Journal of Population Economics Online Workshop hosted by UNU-MERIT, Maastricht took place on November 19, 2020 (2-5 pm CET). The detailed agenda is below presenting highlights on “Covid-19” and “societal conflict” from the new issue.

Video of the event.

Program of the Event

2.00 – 2.15 pm CET Maastricht

Welcome: Michaella Vanore (Managing Editor; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)

Journal of Population Economics: Report
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(Editor-in-Chief; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)

2.15 – 2.45 pm CET Maastricht

Lead paper Issue 1/2021: Session Chair Terra McKinnish (Editor; University of Colorado Boulder)

“Names and behavior in a war” presented by Štěpán Jurajda (CERGE-EI, Prague)
Co-author: Dejan Kovač (Princeton University and Zagreb)

Discussion

2.45 – 3.15 pm CET Maastricht

Kuznets Prize 2021:
“Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China”, published in the Journal of Population Economics (2020), 33(4), pp. 1127–1172. OPEN ACCESS.

Bartel Van de Walle (Director, UNU-MERIT) presented UNU-MERIT & delivered the prize laudation.

Panel with the authors chaired by Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University): Yun Qiu (Jinan University), Xi Chen (Yale University), and Wei Shi (Jinan University)

Yun Qiu

From the left: Xi Chen, Wei Shi and Klaus F. Zimmermann

3.15 – 4.00 pm CET Maastricht

Panel: Publishing in Population Economics
Alessandro Cigno
(Editor; University of Florence), Shuaizhang Feng (Editor; Jinan University), Oded Galor (Editor; Brown University), Pierre Pestieau (Editor; Université de Liège), Erdal Tekin (Editor; American University), Katharina Wetzel-Vandai (Springer Nature), Junsen Zhang (Editor; Chinese University of Hong Kong), Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)

The Panel debate was organized to honor the contributions of Sandro Cigno to Population Economics and to the success of the Journal of Population Economics. Cigno celebrated his 80th birthday on December 24, 2020 and retired on December 31, 2020 from his position as Editor of the Journal. MORE DETAILS from the Panel see separate post in his honor.

Sandro Cigno, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Katharina Wetzel-Vandai, Erdal Tekin
  • Alessandro Cigno (Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – 2020)
  • Shuaizhang Feng (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2020 – )
  • Oded Galor (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2019 – ; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Economic Growth)
  • Pierre Pestieau (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – 1995; previously: Co-Editor Journal of Public Economics)
  • Erdal Tekin (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2010 – 2018; Editor-in-Chief Journal of Policy Analysis and Management)
  • Junsen Zhang (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2001 – 2019; Coeditor, Journal of Human Resources)
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief; Managing Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – ; previously: Managing Editor, Economic Policy)

4.00 – 5.00 pm CET Maastricht

Madeline Zavodny, Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics

Covid-19 in Issue 1/2021: Session Chair Madeline Zavodny (Managing Editor; University of North Florida)

Fabio Milani (University of California, Irvine): “COVID-19 outbreak, social response, and early economic effects: a global VAR analysis of cross-country interdependencies”
Discussion

Domenico Depalo (Bank of Italy): “True COVID-19 mortality rates from administrative data” Discussion

Fabrizio Patriarca (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia): “Identifying policy challenges of COVID-19 in hardly reliable data and judging the success of lockdown measures”
Co-authors: Luca Bonacini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia); Giovanni Gallo (National Institute for Public Policies Analysis)
Discussion

Sergio Scicchitano (National Institute for Public Policies Analysis): “Working from home and income inequality: risks of a ‘new normal’ with COVID-19”
Co-authors: Luca Bonacini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia); Giovanni Gallo (National Institute for Public Policies Analysis)
Discussion

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Michaella Vanore, Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics

Issue 1/2021 of Volume 34

SPRINGER Website, Volume 34, issue 1, January 2021

LEAD ARTICLE
Štěpán Jurajda & Dejan Kovač: Names and behavior in a warREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xkX

HOUSEHOLD
Lixing Li, Xiaoyu Wu & Yi Zhou: Intra-household bargaining power, surname inheritance, and human capital accumulationREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xkY
Gigi Foster & Leslie S. Stratton: Does female breadwinning make partnerships less healthy or less stable?READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xk0

MIGRATION
Jakub Lonsky: Does immigration decrease far-right popularity? Evidence from Finnish municipalities — OPEN ACCESS: PDF
Sandra V. Rozo, Therese Anders & Steven Raphael: Deportation, crime, and victimizationREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlf
Cristina Bellés-Obrero, Nicolau Martin Bassols & Judit Vall Castello: Safety at work and immigration — OPEN ACCESS: PDF

COVID-19 (Springer presents all Covid-19 articles open accessible)
Fabio Milani: COVID-19 outbreak, social response, and early economic effects: a global VAR analysis of cross-country interdependencies — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlh
Domenico Depalo: True COVID-19 mortality rates from administrative data — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlj
Luca Bonacini, Giovanni Gallo & Fabrizio Patriarca: Identifying policy challenges of COVID-19 in hardly reliable data and judging the success of lockdown measures — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xll
Luca Bonacini, Giovanni Gallo & Sergio Scicchitano: Working from home and income inequality: risks of a ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xln

KUZNETS PRIZE
2021 Kuznets Prize awarded to Yun Qiu, Xi Chen, and Wei Shi

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Sandro Cigno celebrates 80th birthday & retires as Editor of the Journal of Population Economics.

The Journal of Population Economics and GLO communities recently discussed the rise of Population Economics to a significant and flourishing research field in economics and beyond. In an online event on November 19, 2020 hosted by UNU-MERIT/Maastricht, the meeting presented a panel debate on Publishing in Population Economics.

A number of distinguished editors outlined the evolution in the past, expressed their views about future perspectives and the contributions by Alessandro Cigno serving the Journal of Population Economics as an Editor for over 33 years since the beginning.

Professor Cigno had decided to leave this position at the end of the year 2020 while celebrating his 80th birthday on December 24.

Sandro Cigno was one of the founding editors in 1988 and has had a remarkable impact on the position of the Journal in general and its profile in the theory of family and household economics.

Editorial Board of the Journal of Population Economics in 1988

Klaus F. Zimmermann

On the occasion, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Klaus F. Zimmermann, said: “We all will miss Sandro as a strong and independent thinker, a fair and engaged editor, and a reliable and loyal partner over three decades. His friendship and the many inspiring contributions have made the joint mission of creating and establishing the field of Population Economics an enjoyable and doable task. Impressed by his spirit, fitness and ongoing research engagement, we all wish him at his 80th birthday ongoing good health, fun with his work and last but not least enjoyment with his lovely family.”

Happy birthday, happy holidays, all the best for 2021 and beyond; and thank you very much!

Alessandro Cigno

Università di Firenze; Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – 2020

Alessandro Cigno

“It is a great pleasure to say a few words on behalf of Sandro Cigno and to express my high esteem of his scientific career and of his personality. I have known Sandro for many years. If we had to date it, I would say our friendship goes back to the early days of the European Society of Population Economics and the Journal of Population Economics.
            I have great respect for his very long scientific career. This career is marked by excellence and consistency. Sandro offers a fine example of academic longevity. This type of longevity seems to me more common in Europe than in North America. The explanation may lie in the specific incentive structures that prevail in these two continents.
            My first scientific contact with Sandro was reading his remarkable book “Economics of the Family” published in 1991. One of the first books on the subject, which had a great influence on research in family and population economics. In Sandro’s research, I have mainly been interested in his work at the crossroads of population and public economics. He has published several groundbreaking articles in public economics. I would pinpoint two articles. First, there is the one where he shows the implications that endogenous fertility can have on the design of family policy. “Endogenous fertility and the design of family taxation” (with A. Balestrino and A. Pettini). Then there is the article where he studies social policy in a context of asymmetric information in which many individual characteristics are not observable. “Doing wonders with an egg: optimal redistribution when households differ in market and non- market ability” (with A. Balestrino and A. Pettini).
            When we started the Journal of Population Economics adventure, theory had an important role. Gradually this role has diminished to almost disappear. This development is not unique to Population Economics; it is no less regrettable. I sometimes have the feeling that, to use Tjalling Koopmans‘ expression, we have entered the era of “measurement without theory”. I am grateful to Sandro for having over the past decades pursued the idea that all empirical work needs to be preceded by sound theory. My hope is that soon we will experience a period with more concern for “measurement with theory”.
            Finally, a last word on the personality of Sandro. Sandro is a true gentleman,  a well-rounded person whom I am happy to count among my friends. He has had an indisputable and lasting influence on our discipline, Population Economics.”

Pierre Pestieau

Pierre Pestieau (Université de Liège) during a Panel on November 19, 2020 on Publishing in Population Economics in a public Webinar of the Journal of Population Economics presenting Volume 34, Issue 1, 2021. The event was hosted by UNU-MERIT, Maastricht.

In the Panel Debate in the honor of Sandro Cigno participated the following editors:

Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University; Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 2020 – )
Oded Galor (Brown University; Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 2019 – ; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Economic Growth)
Pierre Pestieau (Université de Liège; Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – 1995; previously: Co-Editor Journal of Public Economics)
Erdal Tekin (American University; Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2010 – 2018; Editor-in-Chief Journal of Policy Analysis and Management)
Katharina Wetzel-Vandai (Economics Editor, Springer Nature)
Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong; Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 2001 – 2019; Coeditor, Journal of Human Resources)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University; Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – ; previously: Managing Editor, Economic Policy)

Sandro Cigno, in the panel debate on November 19, 2020

Video of the Journal event including the panel discussion on Publishing in Population Economics.

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Healthy Holidays from GLO, Bonn!

Source: Davidson-Luna-unsplash

Dear GLO Members and Friends:

Season’s Greetings, healthy & happy holidays and a healthy & successful New Year 2021!


Many thanks for the substantial support GLO has received in 2020!


Covid-19: We were strongly growing with the new constraints. The value of globalization became even more transparent. Thanks for the intensification and deepening of friendships and collaborations.

Click here to see what has happened during the year.

Much more to come 2021!

With best regards

Klaus F. Zimmermann

GLO President & Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Economics
2019 Happy Holidays from GLO, Bonn!
2018 Happy Holidays and MORE from the GLO!
2017 GLO Season’s Greetings!

Between the years’ readings
January 2021 issue of the Journal of Population Economics free to read.
Article: Why Donald Trump lost the Presidential Elections.
Interview with GLO Fellow Ilhom Abdulloev on Tajikistan, one of the world’s most remittance-dependent countries.

Beethoven in Bonn
Louis van Beethoven — the movie

Beethoven year in Bonn 2020 in face of the pandemic, left. Right the year before. All next to the Beethoven Monument, a large bronze statue of Ludwig van Beethoven, on the Münsterplatz in Bonn center; the statue was unveiled on 12 August 1845.

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Third Renmin University—GLO Conference on the Chinese Labor Market took place virtually on December 19, 2020. Video of the event now available.

Hosted by the University of Kent on the invitation of GLO Director Matloob Piracha, the Third Renmin University—GLO Conference on the Chinese Labor Market took place virtually on December 19, 2020. Organizers were GLO Fellows Liqiu Zhao and Zhong Zhao (both Renmin University of China) and GLO Director Matloob Piracha. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & Renmin University of China) also participated in the event. GLO Cluster Lead China Corrado Giulietti (University of Southampten) chaired a session. Program and pictures below.

Video of the event now available.

Third Renmin University—GLO Conference

TOPIC: The Chinese Labor Market
Beijing Time: 16:00-21:20; Berlin Time: 9:00-14:20; London Time: 8:00-13:20
December 19 (Saturday), 2020; Virtual Conference through Zoom

GLO Discussion Paper No. 716
Social Assimilation and Labor Market Outcomes of Migrants in ChinaDownload PDF
by
Cai, Shu & Zimmermann, Klaus F.

GLO Discussion Paper No. 717
Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China Download PDF
by
Chu, Shuai & Zeng, Xiangquan & Zimmermann, Klaus F.

PDF of Conference Program

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Happiness Research: GLO/EHERO Special Sessions Announcement and Call for Contributions. Event is August 2021.

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) are organizing several special sessions at the ISQOLS Annual Virtual Conference in August 2021 (specific dates to be announced). 

Milena Nikolova

The sessions will include high-quality presentations related to cutting-edge research in the field of economics of happiness.

They will also feature several invited presentations of chapters from the “Welfare, Well-Being, Happiness Section” of Section Editor Milena Nikolova of the Springer Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics project edited by Klaus F. Zimmermann.  Milena Nikolova, Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, is also the GLO Cluster Lead for “Economics of Happiness”.

The deadline for abstract submissions is February 15, 2021 via the following link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isqols2021 
Acceptance of papers to the special sessions cannot be guaranteed because of space limitations.

ISQOLS 2021
These sessions are part of the ISQOLS 2021 conference and conference fees for this conference have to be paid accordingly. More information on https://isqols.org/2021Conference/

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

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Third Renmin University—GLO Conference on the Chinese Labor Market takes place virtually on December 19, 2020. Program and Pre-Registration.

Hosted by the University of Kent on the invitation of GLO Director Matloob Piracha, the Third Renmin University—GLO Conference on the Chinese Labor Market takes place virtually on December 19, 2020. Organizers are GLO Fellows Liqiu Zhao and Zhong Zhao (both Renmin University of China) and GLO Director Matloob Piracha. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & Renmin University of China) will participate in the event. GLO Cluster Lead China Corrado Giulietti (University of Southampten) will chair a session. Program and registration details below.

Third Renmin University—GLO Conference

TOPIC: The Chinese Labor Market
Beijing Time: 16:00-21:20; Berlin Time: 9:00-14:20; London Time: 8:00-13:20
December 19 (Saturday), 2020; Virtual Conference through Zoom
Registration in advance needed (on invitation & GLO members & Renmin University only):
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvduuspzktG9yzjd46fLtWk3hGiHf8q1ls

PDF of Conference Program

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GLO Fellow John de New (Melbourne University) spoke about ‘Dreaming Big: Higher Occupational Aspirations From Persistent and Advantaged Kids’. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series.

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

The last seminar was given on November 5, 2020 by John P. de New on Dreaming Big:
Higher Occupational Aspirations From Persistent and Advantaged Kids. Below find a report and the video of the seminar.

Cynthia Bansak


Announcement/forthcoming seminar:
January 7, 2021: London/UK at 1-2 pm
Cynthia Bansak, St. Lawrence University and GLO

Topic: Endogamous Marriage among Immigrant Groups: The Impact of Deportations under Secure Communities

Report

Dreaming Big:
Higher Occupational Aspirations From Persistent and Advantaged Kids

John P. de New

GLO Virtual Seminar on December 3, 2020
John P. de New, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, and GLO
Video of Seminar.

Based on joint work with Sonja C de New and Clement C Wong.

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“COVID-19” Virtual Workshop of the Academia Europaea (AE) Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” took place on November 23, 2020 hosted by the Central European University (CEU).

Hosted by the Central European University (CEU) and its CEU School of Public Policy (Vienna/Austria), the AE Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” of the Academia Europaea (AE), the Academy of Europe, organized a virtual Workshop on “COVID-19” on November 23, 2020, 9 am to 5 pm, CET – Vienna time. The event was supported by the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

This was an internal meeting of the AE section on special invitation only; a larger number of section members joined during the day as did a larger number of guests from CEU & GLO placed in various parts of the world.

Central European University (CEU), Vienna

November 23, 2020: “COVID-19” Virtual Workshop of the Academia Europaea (AE) Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”, all CET/Vienna.

PROGRAM

Ingy Kassem

Starting at 9.00 am; Informal get together, flexible entry….

Moderator of the event: Ingy Kassem (Central European University, Executive Assistant to the Head of the School of Public Policy)

NOTE: Ingy Kassem announced the program parts. The session chairs briefly announced the speakers. The speakers took 20 minutes for presentation. 10 minutes discussion. Luxurious breaks were used for intense communication. Participants brought their own food and drinks…. The meeting was not recorded.

9.30 am; Klaus F. Zimmermann (MAE, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO): Welcome of the Section Chair

9.35 – 9.50 am; Martin Kahanec (MAE,  Central European University, Acting Dean of CEU School of Public Policy): Welcome of the Host & and CEU Business

9.50 – 10.40 am; Graziella Bertocchi (MAE, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia):
COVID-19, Race, and Redlining
Chair: Andreu Mas-Colell (MAE, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

10.40 – 10.50 am;”Water, Coffee, Tea, Cookies” (virtual)

10.50 – 11.40 am; Matthias Sutter (MAE, University of Cologne & Max-Planck Bonn):
Nudging or Paying? Evaluating the effectiveness of measures to contain COVID-19 in rural Bangladesh in a randomized controlled trial.
Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers (MAE, University of Leuven)

Some visible participants:

11.40 – 11.50 am; “Water, Coffee, Tea, Fruits” (virtual)

11.50am – 12.40 pm; Anil Duman (Guest, Central European University):
Wage Losses and Inequality in Developing Countries: labor market and distributional consequences of COVID-19 lockdowns in Turkey
Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (MAE, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & GLO)

12.40 – 13.50 pm; Lunch with 3 random “seat” allocations….  (virtual, participants brought food and drinks and exchanged views in three changing group rounds)

13.50 – 14.40 pm; Peter Nijkamp (MAE, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam):
Corona Impacts on the Hospitality Market. A Space-time Economic Roller-Coaster Analysis
Chair: Martin Kahanec (MAE,  Central European University)

14.40 – 14.50 pm; “Water, Coffee, Tea, Cookies” (virtual)

14.50 – 15.40 pm; Luiz Moutinho (MAE, University of Suffolk):
Artificial Intelligence and Control of COVID-19
Chair: Mirjana Radovic-Markovic (MAE, Institute of Economic Sciences)

15.40 – 15.50 pm; “Conference picture – group photo”.

Some visible participants:

15.50 – 16.40 pm; Marcella Alsan (Guest, Harvard University):
Civil Liberties in Times of Crises
Chair: Amelie Constant (MAE, Princeton University)

16.40 – 16.50 pm; Final remarks: Martin Kahanec & Klaus F. Zimmermann
16.50 – 17.00 pm; “After the hour”: Section Committee only. Group photo.

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AE Section Committee “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”

All speakers and conference chairs:

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GLO President spoke today at Lixin University of Accounting and Finance in Shanghai/China on “The Role of Identity in Economic Life”

Klaus F. Zimmermann, GLO President, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University, has been appointed 2019 Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance. As part of this relationship, he provides on November 26, 2020 a lecture in the Distinguished Speaker Series on “The Role of Identity in Economic Life”. Zimmermann was visiting Lixin last time in October 2019 for talks and collaborations. Report 1 and report 2 from 2019.

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GLO Virtual Young Scholars Program (GLO VirtYS): Announcement of the 2020-21 GLO VirtYS Cohort

The GLO Virtual Young Scholars Program (GLO VirtYS) 2020/2021 has started its activity.

In the spirit of the GLO Mission, the GLO VirtYS program’s goal is to contribute to the development of the future generation of researchers, who are committed to the creation of policy-relevant research, are well equipped to work in collaboration with policy makers and other stakeholders, and adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity. This goal is achieved through the process of working on a specific research paper within the duration of the program, which is 9 months, and interact with the GLO VirtYS cohort and advisors.

Under the leadership of GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova, the participants have virtually met with GLO officials and advisors on November 12 for a warm welcome and first interactions. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann and GLO Director Matloob Piracha made introductory remarks. GLO VirtYS Program Assistant Yannis Galanakis reported from his experience as a member of the GLO VirtYS 2010/2020 cohort.

The following program participants have been appointed GLO Affiliate:

Shweta Bahl, Muchin Isabel Bazan Ruiz, Jie Chen, Femke Cnossen, María Celeste Gómez, Jun Hyung Kim, Odmaa Narantungalag, and Soumya Pal.

GLO VirtYS Advisors are: Almas Heshmati, Francesco Pastore, Matloob Piracha, Eva Sierminska, Kompal Sinha, and Jan van Ours.

Snapshot from the first meeting:

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GLO Fellow Ira Gang (Rutgers University) spoke about ‘Schooling Forsaken or Not? Education and Migration’. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series.

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

The last seminar was given on November 5, 2020 by Ira Gang on Schooling Forsaken or Not? Education and Migration. Below find a report and the video of the seminar.

Announcement/forthcoming seminar:
December 3, 2020: London/UK at 1-2 pm
John P. de New, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, and GLO

Report

Schooling Forsaken or Not? Education and Migration.

GLO Virtual Seminar on November 5, 2020
Ira Gang, Rutgers University and GLO
Video of the seminar.

Based on joint work with Gil Epstein and Ilhom Abdulloev:

GLO Discussion Paper 709: Job Status, International Migration and Educational Choice Download PDF by Abdulloev, Ilhom & Epstein, Gil S. & Gang, Ira N.

GLO Discussion Paper 641: Schooling Forsaken: Education and Migration – Download PDF by Abdulloev, Ilhom & Epstein, Gil S. & Gang, Ira N.

Migration and Forsaken Schooling in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, in IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 11(1) by Abdulloev, Ilhom & Epstein, Gil S. & Gang, Ira N., https://doi.org/10.2478/izajodm-2020-0004

Changes in the Forsaken Schooling and Migration Relationship in Tajikistan (Chapter 10) by Abdulloev, Ilhom, in Brain Drain vs Brain Circulation (Central Asia), 2020

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Now Video available. Watch the EBES-GLO Joint Webinar with David Audretsch on Covid-19, Democracy & Entrepreneurship chaired by GLO & EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann on November 13, 2020.

November 13, 2020: EBES-GLO Joint Online Seminar. Berlin 3-4 pm & Istanbul 5-6 pm.

David Audretsch (Indiana University):
The Threat Posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic to Democracy & Entrepreneurship. 

Chaired by EBES & GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann
Organized by EBES Vice-President Mehmet H. Bilgin

Video of the event

Announcement:

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Learn about fresh research! Journal of Population Economics Webinar on November 19, 2020: Kuznets Prize 2021 & Presentation of the newly published Issue 1, 2021.

Volume 34, issue 1, 2021 of the Journal of Population Economics is published online. See below the list of articles and access links to read or download the contributions.

PARTICIPATE in the November 19, 2020 (Thursday); (2-5 pm CET) Journal of Population Economics Online Workshop (Webinar). Hosted by UNU-MERIT. Maastricht .
Open to the general public. The detailed agenda is below presenting highlights on “Covid-19” and “societal conflict” from the new issue.

Video of the event.

Program of the Event

2.00 – 2.15 pm CET Maastricht

Welcome: Michaella Vanore (Managing Editor; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)

Journal of Population Economics: Report
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(Editor-in-Chief; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)

2.15 – 2.45 pm CET Maastricht

Lead paper Issue 1/2021: Session Chair Terra McKinnish (Editor; University of Colorado Boulder)

“Names and behavior in a war” presented by Štěpán Jurajda (CERGE-EI, Prague)
Co-author: Dejan Kovač (Princeton University and Zagreb)

Discussion

2.45 – 3.15 pm CET Maastricht

Kuznets Prize 2021:
“Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China”, published in the Journal of Population Economics (2020), 33(4), pp. 1127–1172.

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)
Bartel Van de Walle (Director, UNU-MERIT)

Panel with the authors:
Yun Qiu (Jinan University), Xi Chen (Yale University), and Wei Shi (Jinan University)

3.15 – 4.00 pm CET Maastricht

Panel: Publishing in Population Economics
Alessandro Cigno
(Editor; University of Florence), Shuaizhang Feng (Editor; Jinan University), Oded Galor (Editor; Brown University), Pierre Pestieau (Editor; Université de Liège), Erdal Tekin (Editor; American University), Katharina Wetzel-Vandai (Springer Nature), Junsen Zhang (Editor; Chinese University of Hong Kong), Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief; UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)

Sandro Cigno, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Katharina Wetzel-Vandai, Erdal Tekin
  • Alessandro Cigno (Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – 2020)
  • Shuaizhang Feng (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2020 – )
  • Oded Galor (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2019 – ; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Economic Growth)
  • Pierre Pestieau (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – 1995; previously: Co-Editor Journal of Public Economics)
  • Erdal Tekin (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2010 – 2018; Editor-in-Chief Journal of Policy Analysis and Management)
  • Junsen Zhang (Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 2001 – 2019; Coeditor, Journal of Human Resources)
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief; Managing Editor; Journal of Population Economics, 1988 – ; previously: Managing Editor, Economic Policy)

4.00 – 5.00 pm CET Maastricht

Covid-19 in Issue 1/2021: Session Chair Madeline Zavodny (Managing Editor; University of North Florida)

Fabio Milani (University of California, Irvine): “COVID-19 outbreak, social response, and early economic effects: a global VAR analysis of cross-country interdependencies”

Discussion

Domenico Depalo (Bank of Italy): “True COVID-19 mortality rates from administrative data”

Discussion

Fabrizio Patriarca (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia): “Identifying policy challenges of COVID-19 in hardly reliable data and judging the success of lockdown measures”
Co-authors: Luca Bonacini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia); Giovanni Gallo (National Institute for Public Policies Analysis)

Discussion

Sergio Scicchitano (National Institute for Public Policies Analysis): “Working from home and income inequality: risks of a ‘new normal’ with COVID-19”
Co-authors: Luca Bonacini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia); Giovanni Gallo (National Institute for Public Policies Analysis)

Discussion

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Issue 1/2021 of Volume 34

SPRINGER Website, Volume 34, issue 1, January 2021

LEAD ARTICLE
Štěpán Jurajda & Dejan Kovač: Names and behavior in a warREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xkX

HOUSEHOLD
Lixing Li, Xiaoyu Wu & Yi Zhou: Intra-household bargaining power, surname inheritance, and human capital accumulationREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xkY
Gigi Foster & Leslie S. Stratton: Does female breadwinning make partnerships less healthy or less stable?READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xk0

MIGRATION
Jakub Lonsky: Does immigration decrease far-right popularity? Evidence from Finnish municipalities — OPEN ACCESS: PDF
Sandra V. Rozo, Therese Anders & Steven Raphael: Deportation, crime, and victimizationREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlf
Cristina Bellés-Obrero, Nicolau Martin Bassols & Judit Vall Castello: Safety at work and immigration — OPEN ACCESS: PDF

COVID-19 (Springer presents all Covid-19 articles open accessible)
Fabio Milani: COVID-19 outbreak, social response, and early economic effects: a global VAR analysis of cross-country interdependencies — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlh
Domenico Depalo: True COVID-19 mortality rates from administrative data — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlj
Luca Bonacini, Giovanni Gallo & Fabrizio Patriarca: Identifying policy challenges of COVID-19 in hardly reliable data and judging the success of lockdown measures — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xll
Luca Bonacini, Giovanni Gallo & Sergio Scicchitano: Working from home and income inequality: risks of a ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xln

KUZNETS PRIZE
2021 Kuznets Prize awarded to Yun Qiu, Xi Chen, and Wei Shi

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Announcement and Call for Papers: 34th EBES Conference – Athens January 6-8, 2021 Athens, Greece.

Interested researchers are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation consideration. The 34th EBES Conference – Athens/Greece will take place on January 6-8, 2021 co-organized with Department of Economics, School of Economics, Business and International Studies, University of Piraeus. (Online/Virtual Presentation Only)

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

Invited Speakers

EBES is pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Jonathan Batten, Douglas Cumming, Kevin Lang, Narjess Boubakri, Keun Lee, Wolfgang Kürsten, Christos Kollias, and Michael Chletsos will join the conference as the invited editors and/or the keynote speakers.

Jonathan Batten is professor of finance and CIMB-UUM Chair in Banking and Finance at the School of Economics, Finance and Banking at the University Utara Malaysia (Malaysia). Prior to this position, he worked at the Monash University (Australia), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), and Seoul National University (Korea). He is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals and currently serves as the Editor of Emerging Markets Review (SSCI), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (SSCI), and Finance Research Letters (SSCI). He was also the President of EBES from July 2014 till December 2018. His current research interests include: financial market development and risk management; spread modelling arbitrage and market integration; and the investigation of the non-linear dynamics of financial prices.

Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Florida Atlantic University (USA). In his prior position, he was a Professor and the Ontario Research Chair at York University (Canada) and has also held visiting appointments at Essex Business School, Kobe University, and EMLyon, among others. He has published over 18 academic books and 150 articles in leading refereed academic journals in finance, management, and law and economics, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking &Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. His papers were cited more than 17K (Google Scholar). He is currently serving in numerous academic journals: Review of Corporate Finance (Founding Editor-in-Chief), British Journal of Management (Managing Editor-in-Chief), Corporate Governance: An International Review (Co-Editor), European Journal of Finance (Assoc. Editor), Studies in Economics and Finance (Assoc. Editor), and Journal of Banking and Finance (Assoc. Editor). Previously, he was the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance and Finance Research Letters and Co-Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. His areas of expertise are crowdfunding, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds and law & finance. He earned both a law degree and a doctoral degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Toronto.

Kevin Lang is a professor in the Department of Economics at Boston University (USA), elected Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration (University College, London), a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn) and a Fellow of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality (Stanford University), and a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Employment Research Forum. He served as a co-editor of Labour Economics, the Journal of the European Association of Labor Economists and remains as an associate editor. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Labor Economics. Prior to BU, he spent a year at the NBER as an Olin Foundation Fellow and before that was an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has also visited MIT as a visiting scholar and professor and spent his sabbatical at the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Italy), the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales (Australia) and the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration. He has published many articles in top journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. His research interests are economics of labor markets and education, including such topics as discrimination, unemployment, the relation between education and earnings and the relation between housing prices, taxes and local services. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). 

Narjess Boubakri is professor of Finance at American University of Sharjah (AUS) (United Arab Emirates) where she joined in 2007. She is currently the Dean of the School of Business Administration at AUS as well. She has taught at Laval University and HEC Montreal School of Business (Canada). She has also several editorial roles at leading journals such as Editor (Finance Research Letters), Co-Editor (Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance), Associate Editor (Journal of Corporate Finance), and Subject Editor (Emerging Markets Review; Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money; and Journal of International Business Policy). Her papers were published in well-known journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Accounting Research. Her research has been widely cited (Google Scholar=6,000+). Her research areas are corporate governance, privatization, corporate finance, international finance, mergers and acquisitions, legal and political institutions, lobbying, and earnings management.

Keun Lee is a Professor of Economics at the Seoul National University (South Korea). He had also short-term positions at University of California, Davis (USA) and University of Aberdeen (UK). He was the winner of the 2014 Schumpeter Prize for his monograph on Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up (2013 Cambridge Univ. Press). He is currently Editor of Research Policy, an associate editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, and a council member of the World Economic Forum since 2016. He served as the President of the International Schumpeter Society (2016-18), a member of the Committee for Development Policy of UN (2014-18). One of his most cited articles is a paper on Korea’s Technological Catch-up published in Research Policy, with 1.3K citations (Google Scholar). His research areas are economics of development, transition, and catch-up, economics of innovation, and corporate organization and growth, among others. He obtained Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

Wolfgang Kürsten is a Full Professor at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany. Prior to his current role, he worked in many leading institutions such as the Catholic University of Eichst, Germany, the University of Zürich, Switzerland, and University of Hannover, Germany, among others. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Operations Research Spectrum – Quantitative Approaches in Management and the Managing Editor of Review of Managerial Science (SSCI). He also served as Co-Editor in Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft and Operations Research Spectrum-Quantitative Approaches in Management. He has published many articles in journals such as Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics and Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft. His research interests include investments, capital structure, and asymmetric information, optimal credit contracts under moral hazard, credit rationing, asset-liability-management of banks, hedging with derivatives, stock options, and management incentives, corporate finance and governance, risk measures and stochastic dominance, decisions under uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions and firm valuation.

Christos Kollias is a Professor of Applied Economics and Acting Dean at the University of Thessaly, Greece. In his career, he has published more than 100 papers and many edited volumes and books. His papers were published in many of the leading journals such as Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Finance Research Letters, Public Choice, Southern Economic Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics. He is currently the Editor of Defence and Peace Economics (SSCI) and a member of the Editorial Boards of Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy and the Economics of Peace and Security Journal and a member of the governing body of the Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS). His research interests include defence economics, terrorism, international political economy, and applied macroeconomics.

Michael Chletsos is a Professor of Economic Analysis at the Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus where he is currently the Director of the Postgraduate Program. Prior to his current position, he taught at the University of Thessaly, the University of Crete, and the University of Ioannina. He was the head of the Dept. of Economics at the University of Ioannina and a senior researcher at the National Labour Institute and the Centre of Planning and Economic Research and Director of the Research Department of the Employment Observatory Research and Informatics S.A. He has been elected by Cedefop to serve as National Expert in skills forecasting and labor market developments. His research interests are labor economics, public economics, health economics and economics of social protection, poverty, and income inequalities, and economics of education. He holds a Ph.D. in economics degree from the University of Picardie, France.

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

Abstract/Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit their abstracts or papers no later than December 10, 2020.

For submission, please visit our website at https://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/34th-EBES-Conference-Athens/Abstract-Submission.aspx no submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to ebes@ebesweb.org.

Publication Opportunities

Qualified papers can be published in EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) or EBES Proceedings books after a peer review process without any submission or publication fees. EBES journals (EABR and EAER) are published by Springer and both are indexed in the SCOPUS, EBSCO EconLit with Full Text, Google Scholar, ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide, CNKI, EBSCO Business Source, EBSCO Discovery Service, 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). Although submitting full papers are not required, all the submitted full papers will also be included in the conference proceedings in a USB. Conference program/abstract book with ISBN and conference proceedings will be available on a cloud server for participants to download as well.

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, and 24th EBES Conference Proceedings are accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH). Other conference proceedings are in progress. it is also indexed by Scopus.

Important Dates

Conference Date: January 6-7-8, 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 10, 2020
Reply-by: December 14, 2020*
Registration Deadline: December 20, 2020
Submission of the Virtual Presentation: December 21, 2020
Announcement of the Program: December 25, 2020
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): December 20, 2020**
Paper Submission for the EBES journals: March 15, 2021

* 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 December 10, 2020, you must also submit your completed (full) paper by December 20, 2020.

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

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Journal of Population Economics: Issue 1, 2021 published and Webinar on November 19, 2020.

Issue 1, 2021 of the Journal of Population Economics is already published online. See below the list of articles and access links to read the contributions.

November 19, 2020 (Thursday); (2-5 pm CET):
Journal of Population Economics Online Workshop (Webinar).
Hosted by UNU-MERIT. Maastricht .
Open to the general public.
Mark your calendar. Detailed agenda and registration information will be provided in time through the GLO & POP @ UNU-MERIT websites.

AGENDA:
Presentation of the Kuznets Prize 2021
Highlights of Issue 1/2021
– Lead article
– 4 articles on Covid-19
Meeting with the authors, prize winners and editors.
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LEAD ARTICLE
Štěpán Jurajda & Dejan Kovač: Names and behavior in a warREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xkX

HOUSEHOLD
Lixing Li, Xiaoyu Wu & Yi Zhou: Intra-household bargaining power, surname inheritance, and human capital accumulationREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xkY
Gigi Foster & Leslie S. Stratton: Does female breadwinning make partnerships less healthy or less stable?READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xk0

MIGRATION
Jakub Lonsky: Does immigration decrease far-right popularity? Evidence from Finnish municipalities — OPEN ACCESS: PDF
Sandra V. Rozo, Therese Anders & Steven Raphael: Deportation, crime, and victimizationREADLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlf
Cristina Bellés-Obrero, Nicolau Martin Bassols & Judit Vall Castello: Safety at work and immigration — OPEN ACCESS: PDF

COVID-19 (Springer presents all Covid-19 articles open accessible)
Fabio Milani: COVID-19 outbreak, social response, and early economic effects: a global VAR analysis of cross-country interdependencies — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlh
Domenico Depalo: True COVID-19 mortality rates from administrative data — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xlj
Luca Bonacini, Giovanni Gallo & Fabrizio Patriarca: Identifying policy challenges of COVID-19 in hardly reliable data and judging the success of lockdown measures — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xll
Luca Bonacini, Giovanni Gallo & Sergio Scicchitano: Working from home and income inequality: risks of a ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 — OPEN ACCESSIBLE; READLINK: https://rdcu.be/b9xln

KUZNETS PRIZE
2021 Kuznets Prize awarded to Yun Qiu, Xi Chen, and Wei Shi

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EBES-GLO Joint Webinar with David Audretsch on Covid-19, Democracy & Entrepreneurship. November 13, 2020. Berlin 3-4 pm & Istanbul 5-6 pm.

Mark your calendar!
November 13, 2020: EBES-GLO Joint Online Seminar.
Berlin 3-4 pm & Istanbul 5-6 pm.

David Audretsch (Indiana University):
The Threat Posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic to Democracy & Entrepreneurship. 

Chaired by EBES & GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann
Organized by EBES Vice-President Mehmet H. Bilgin

EBES & GLO members will in time receive special invitations to link in. 

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

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

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

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

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

October 15th Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured image: jude-beck-unsplash

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

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

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

This seminar is GLO internal, special invitation needed.

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

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

October 15th Program

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

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

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.

FOR PAST AND FUTURE EVENTS SEE THE GLO WEBSITE.

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

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

Impressions from the start on October 7 ….

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

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

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

Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Report

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

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

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

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

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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

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

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

September 17th Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

This seminar is GLO internal, special invitation needed.

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

September 17th Program

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

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

Chaired by GLO VirtYS Program Director Olena Nizalova.

 Satyendra Kumar Gupta

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

GLO VirtYS Project

Irrigation and Culture: Gender Roles and Women’s Rights

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

Kelly Hyde

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

GLO VirtYS Project

The Regressive Costs of Drinking Water Contaminant Avoidance

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

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

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

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

September 10th Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Report

Paid Parental Leave and Maternal Mental Health

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

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

Abstract

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

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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

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

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

This seminar is GLO internal, special invitation needed.

September 10th Program

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

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

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

 Yannis Galanakis

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

GLO VirtYS Project

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

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

Samuel Mann

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

GLO VirtYS Project

Gender Identity, Employment, Self-Employment and Trans Legislation

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

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

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

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

Program

GLO – EHERO Organizers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Report

The Political Economy of Populism

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

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

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eurasia Business and Economics Society

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

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

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

Report

Teaching Norms in the Streets

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

GLO Director Matloob Piracha

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

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

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

Register Now!

Co-Organizers:

Sponsor: Taikang Luojia Institute

Co-sponsors:

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

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

I. Overview (in Chinese)

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

Discussants:

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

Chair: Harry Zhang, Old Dominion University

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

II. Methodology (in Chinese)

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

Discussants:

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

Chair: Jian Wang, Wuhan University

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

III. Applications (in English)

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

Discussants:

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

Chair: Mengxi Zhang, Ball State University

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

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

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

Discussant:

  • Yanfang Su, University of Washington

Chair: Lizheng Shi, Tulane University

Background:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to your participation.  

Imran Matin 

Executive Director
BRAC  – Institute of Governance & Development

Brac Institute of Governance and Development

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

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

Speakers of June 7

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

Organizers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Organizers

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

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

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

Organizers

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

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

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

Organizers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Organizers

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

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

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

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

See PDF of New Call.

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

Invited Speakers

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

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

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

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

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

Board

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

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

Publication Opportunities

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

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

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

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

Important Dates

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

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

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

Contact

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

Eurasia Business and Economics Society

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

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

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

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

Some insights to begin with:

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

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

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

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

UNU-MERIT Discussion Paper No. 2020-015

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

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

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

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

Invited Speakers

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract/Paper Submission

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

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

Publication Opportunities

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

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

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

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

Important Dates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some selective pictures from the first conference day below.

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

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