“The Scientist and Policy Making”: MAE & GLO Economists in Budapest

# We Stand with CEU!

Hosted by the School of Public Policy (CEU) and organized by the Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” of the Academia Europaea with the support of the Global Labor Organization (GLO):

All interested are invited  to participate at an event on

“The Scientist and Policy Making”

on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:30 – 11:00 am, at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. The address is CEU, Nador u. 15, H1051 Budapest.

Evidence-free policy making is on the move. This is a particular challenge for the relationship between scientists and policymakers. A workshop with a high-ranked panel of scientists in Budapest engaged in policy advice and policy-making will debate this in the face of the ongoing debate about the future of the Central European University (CEU).

The GLO had early on supported the CEU in this challenge. The same has Academia Europaea (AE) and its President as so many of the members of AE (MAE’s).

Welcome: Martin Kahanec, Central European University (CEU), CELSI, MAE; Acting Head of the School of Public Policy; Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO); Founding Scientific Director of CELSI.

Panel Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & MAE; President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), Section Chair of the Academia Europaea for “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”; Former President of DIW Berlin & Founding Director of IZA.

Participants on the panel:

Martin Kahanec, CEU, CELSI, MAE & GLO

Andreu Mas-Colell, University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Barcelona GSE, MAE & GLO; Recipient of the Erasmus Medal of the Academia Europaea 2017; former Minister for Universities and Research and former Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia

Andreu Mas-Colell

Sergiu Hart, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & MAE;   Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Rationality

Sergiu Hart

Frederick van der Ploeg, Oxford University, MAE  & GLO ; Former State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands, former Member of the Dutch Parliament

Frederick van der Ploeg


Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann (promoting their recent jointly edited book on the benefits of EU enlargement)


# We all stand with CEU!