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GLO in Buenos Aires: Kahanec speaks to Migration and Trade Conference

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) was represented at the Forum on Migration, Trade and the Global Economy on December 14, 2017, in Buenos Aires by Martin Kahanec, CEU professor and member of GLO’s Advisory Board and leader of its “EU Mobility” and “Hungary” thematic and geographic clusters, respectively.  Also present was GLO’s Slovak cluster leader and Managing Director at the Bratislava-based Central European Labor Studies Institute (CELSI), Marta Kahancová.

The Forum was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Fundación Foro del Sur (FFS), and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) as a side event of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference taking place in Buenos Aires during the same week. See IOM reporting.

The opening panel stressed the importance of the nexus between migration and trade, and highlighted the relevance of the event for this under-researched topic. It is obvious that migrants contribute to trade and investment through their work, small businesses, knowledge and technology; however, we are aware that more research on the link between migration and trade is required,” underscored Diego Beltrand, IOM’s Regional Director for South America.

In the ensuing panels leading experts, policymakers and researches explored key migration questions such as policies and frameworks governing international migrations; their relation to international flows of goods, services, investment and knowledge; and the impact of digital technologies, innovation networks, diaspora communities, as well as regional integration processes and bilateral and multi-lateral mobility agreements.

In his contribution, Martin Kahanec advanced three arguments. First, demographic transitions in most advanced economies feature aging, lack of dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative labor, and risks for public budgets. Mobile workers may help to alleviate the economic vulnerabilities associated with these demographic trends by bringing in young and dynamic workers where they are needed.

Second, Europe’s experience shows that labor mobility comes with a policy challenge: In spite of prevailing evidence of generally positive impacts of migration on host countries, natives tend to look upon immigration with aversion and fear. A negative policy spiral may start spinning: negative attitudes of voters result in ill-chosen policies, which in turn drive negative labor market and social outcomes and these, completing the circle, fuel further negative attitudes.

Third, research conducted in cooperation within the GLO network shows that the notions that immigrants crowd natives out of their jobs, lower their wages, steal their welfare, or target countries with generous welfare provision are unfounded. To the contrary, this research shows that immigration fosters trade, creates jobs in the long run, and immigrants are more responsive to labor shortages than the natives. This last finding is important, as it implies that immigrants go precisely to those sectors, occupations and countries which need them most.

The bottom line is that free mobility of labor has a definite potential to benefit the receiving countries, but to enable such benefits politicians must engage in a dialogue with their voters to explain the benefits and opportunities free mobility entails, as well as effective strategies of coping with any actual or perceived risks of immigration”, concluded Kahanec.

GLO Fellow Martin Kahanec in Buenos Aires

Kahanec making his presentation to the conference

GLO Fellows Marta Kahancová and Kahanec in Buenos Aires

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GLO Session at the Inaugural Conference of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) in Canberra

The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) was founded to promote research and cooperation in Labour and Applied Economics across Asia and Australasia. The inaugural conference of the AASLE brought together over 400 researchers and over 120 papers from around the world and was hosted by the Australian National University Research School of Economics in Canberra, Australia, from 7-9 December 2017. The event has been impressive and was a huge success.

The event was organized by Christian Dustmann, University College London; Bob Gregory, Australian National University and GLO; Xin Meng, Australian National University and GLO; John Tang, Australian National University; Matthew Gray, Australian National University.

See here for the conference program.

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) had early on welcomed this initiative and has supported it through a special GLO session. A large number of GLO Fellows were participating in the event and were presenting papers in other sessions.  The session was chaired by GLO Country Lead Australia, John Haisken-DeNew (Melbourne University). Here is the GLO session:

1‐H GLO Session on “Human Capital”
Thursday 7th December 2017
NPC Bourke
Chair: Haisken‐DeNew John
Unawareness and Selective Disclosure: The Effect of School Quality Information on Property Prices
John Haisken-DeNew*1, Syed Hasan2, Nikhil Jha3, Mathias Sinning4
1University of Melbourne, Australia, 2Australian National University, Australia, 3University of Melbourne, Australia, 4Australian National University, Australia
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Chess and Children in Rural Bangladesh: Effects on Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
Asadul Islam1, Wang-Sheng Lee*2, Aaron Nicholas2
1Monash University, Australia, 2Deakin University, Australia
View Full Paper
Status at Entry and the Labor Market Integration of Migrants
Amelie F. Constant1, Klaus F. Zimmermann*2
1Princeton University and GLO, USA, 2UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands and GLO
View Full Paper
 * Paper presenter.

 

John Haisken-DeNew chairing the GLO session at the AASLE meeting in Canberra.

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann was presenting a paper in the GLO session and another one in a general parallel session.

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Call for papers: Conference on “Globalisation and Labour Markets”, London June 14-15, 2018.

On the suggestion of GLO Fellow Cevat Giray Aksoy (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), we post the following Call for Papers for a Conference on “Globalisation and Labour Markets”:

CEPR, EBRD and The Economics of Transition

Conference Call for Papers
Submission deadline – 30th January 20182nd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Symposium: Globalisation and Labour Markets;  London, June 14-15, 2018

You are invited to submit a paper to the 2nd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Economics Symposium on globalisation and labour markets in advanced and emerging markets. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to discuss new research findings and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Papers are invited on the following – non-exhaustive – list of topics:

  • International trade and labour market outcomes
  • The political, economic and social consequences of globalisation
  • Migration and social mobility within and across countries
  • Educational attainment and skill development in a globalised world
  • The changing nature of work in the digital economy
  • Inequality, inclusion and gender in the global economy
  • Institutional quality and governance in a comparative perspective
  • Globalisation and its impact on the environment
  • The role of automation and robots in shaping labour markets
  • Globalisation and labour regulation

The symposium features keynote talks by Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR) and David Dorn (University of Zurich and CEPR).

Authors of accepted papers will be invited (without obligation) to submit their papers for a special issue of the Economics of Transition. Accommodation expenses will be covered for speakers and discussants. Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with CEPR’s expense guidelines.

To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please send an email to Lucie Newman at NewmanL@ebrd.com. In the subject header please add “Submission: Globalisation and Labour Markets Symposium” and nothing else. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. The submission deadline is 30 January 2018 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 16 March 2018.

The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Thursday morning (June 14) and ends on Friday afternoon (June 15). An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. Details about the sponsors: www.ebrd.com,  www.cepr.org and http://services.bepress.com/eot/.

ORGANISING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, LSE and WEF)
Cagatay Bircan (EBRD)
Michelle J. Brock (EBRD and CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University)
Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)
Sergei Guriev (EBRD, Sciences Po and CEPR)
Guy Michaels (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, LSE and CEPR)

GLO Fellow Cevat Giray Aksoy (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

Giray

 

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GLO Representative Martin Kahanec at IOM event in Buenos Aires on Migration, Trade & the Global Economy

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with partners ICTSD and Fundancion Foro del Sur will host on December 14, 2017 in Buenos Aires a

Forum on Migration, Trade & the Global Economy.

The Forum will discuss the active role of international trade in achieving safe and regular migration between representatives from government, private sector, civil society and other relevant actors. The event also seeks to strengthen networks in the South America region and beyond. It will consist of five plenary sessions, as well as two parallel and one special session, dealing with innovation and technology, regional economic integration and policy coherence on migration and trade, among other topics.

The invited GLO – representative of the Global Labor Organization will be Martin Kahanec. GLO-Fellow Kahanec is Professor and Acting Head of the School of Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. He will speak at the Forum about

“Labor Mobility in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Trade”.

Also speaking is GLO-Fellow Sonia Plaza of the World Bank on:

“Regional integration and labor mobility: Specific linkages with trade policy”

Martin Kahanec

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GLO President Zimmermann meets MP Andrew Leigh in Canberra to discuss the merits of openness.

Discussion with MP Andrew Leigh on Globalism and his new book “Choosing Openness. Why global engagement is best for Australia” Penguin Books, Lowy Institute for International Policy 2017 (183 pages).

On December 8, 2017, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann met Andrew Leigh in his office in Canberra to discuss the merits of openness for Australia and the World, and the mission of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

GLO Fellow Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fenner. Prior to entering the Australian Parliament in 2010, he was a Professor of Economics at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Andrew Leigh holds a PhD from Harvard University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

As Leigh and Zimmermann agree, global engagement has become a major political fault line around the world, where some argue that trade, investment and migration are threats rather than opportunities. The challenges to an open world are generated by global uncertainty, rising inequality and populism. In his book, Andrew Leigh argues that Australia’s past prosperity has been the result of engaging with the world, a view that complements the evaluation of global economic progress by the GLO President, and is in line with the GLO mission. Not less, but more openness is required in the future for capital, goods, and people to stabilize and foster prosperity.

The Book:

The two men after the discussion in front of the office of Andrew Leigh (left).

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The Economics of Population Aging

Now the key resource of the field!

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volumes 1A and 1B

Edited by GLO – Fellows John Piggott and Alan Woodland. Both are at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales,  Australia.

  • Dissolves the barriers between policymakers and scholars by presenting comprehensive portraits of social and theoretical issues
  • Synthesizes valuable data on the topic from a variety of journals dating back to the late 1970s in a convenient, comprehensive resource
  • Presents diverse perspectives on subjects that can be closely associated with national and regional concerns
  • Offers comprehensive, critical reviews and expositions of the essential aspects of the economics of population aging

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging synthesizes the economic literature on aging and the subjects associated with it, including social insurance and healthcare costs, both of which are of interest to policymakers and academics. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze information from general economics journals, from various field journals in economics, especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor markets and human resource issues, from interdisciplinary social science and life science journals, and from papers by economists published in journals associated with gerontology, history, sociology, political science, and demography, among others.

Table of Contents

Volume A

  1. The Global Demography of Ageing: Facts, Explanations, Future: David E. Bloom and Dara Lee Luca
  2. Macroeconomics, Aging and Growth: Ronald Lee
  3. Migration and Demographic Shift:  Anzelika Zaiceva and Klaus F. Zimmermann
  4. Global Demographic Trends: Consumption, Saving and International Capital Flows: Orazio Attanasio, Andrea Bonfatti, Sagiri Kitao and Guglielmo Weber
  5. Insurance Markets for the Elderly: Hanming Fang
  6. Intergenerational Risk Sharing: Roel Beetsma and Ward Romp
  7. The Political Economy of Population Ageing: Georges Casamatta and Loïc Batté

Volume B

  1. Retirement Incentives and Labor Supply: Richard Blundell, Eric French and Gemma Tetlow
  2. Investing and Portfolio Allocation for Retirement: Barbara Kaschützke and Raimond Maurer
  3. Conflict and Cooperation within the Family, and between the State and the Family, in the Provision of Old-Age Security: Alessandro Cigno
  4. Complex Decision Making: The Roles of Cognitive Limitations, Cognitive Decline and Ageing: Michael Keane and Susan Thorp
  5. Taxation, Pensions and Demographic Change: Alan Woodland
  6. Social Security and Public Insurance: Axel Börsch-Supan, Klaus Härtl and Nuno Leite
  7. Workplace-Linked Pensions for an Aging Demographic: Olivia S. Mitchell and John Piggott
  8. Poverty and Aging: Joseph Marchand and Timothy Smeeding
  9. Health and Long-Term Care: Edward C. Norton
  10. The HRS around the World Surveys: Loretti Isabella Dobrescu and James P. Smith

 For more information, see:

https://www.elsevier.com/books/handbook-of-the-economics-of-population-aging/piggott/978-0-444-63405-4

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444634054, 9780444634047

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GLO President Zimmermann speaks in Wollongong & Sydney

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University & President of the Global Labor Organization, GLO) continues his lecture series on migration topics in Australia. In the 47th calendar week he presents at the following places and meets with GLO Fellows, colleagues and interested general audience to talk about research and policy issues:

  • November 20: Public Lecture at the University of Wollongong.
  • November 22: Public Lecture in the Lighthouse Lecture Series of Macquarie University in Sydney.
  • November 23: Research seminar at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

 

In front of the Melbourne Exhibition Building: Klaus F. Zimmermann

  • Zimmermann is currently visiting Australia for research and seminar presentations on migration issues for the research community and/or a broader public audience.
  • Previous presentations have been:
    • November 10: Research seminar at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth. 
    • November 16: Research and policy seminar at the Melbourne Institute & Melbourne University.
  • GLO President Zimmermann has been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award and is resident at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne all over November and December.

John Haisken-DeNew (left) of The Melbourne Institute and Melbourne University. He is the GLO Country Lead Australia and the host of Klaus F. Zimmermann (right) in Melbourne.

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Important GLO-supported journal projects: Published issues & Call for papers for special issues

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is collaborating with various journals like the International Journal of Manpower  and the Journal of Population Economics, among others. Here are recent products or new ventures:

Journal of Population Economics

  • Volume 31, Issue 1, January 2018 is PUBLISHED. Here is the access to the TABLE OF CONTENT of the ten top articles freshly published. (Editors are Alessandro Cigno, Erdal Tekin, Junsen Zhang and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)

International Journal of Manpower

  • Volume 38, Issue 7, 2017 is PUBLISHED. Special Issue: Labor adjustment in the European economic area during the Great Recession. Here is the access to the TABLE OF CONTENT of the eight top articles freshly published. (Special Issue Editors are Martin Kahanec, Martin Suster and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)
  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: “Sexual Orientation and the Labor Market”. Submissions will be accepted up until the 31th of August 2018.  Please study details of the CALL HERE. (Special Issue Editors are Nick Drydakis and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)
  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: “The School to Work Transition: Cross-Country Differences, Evolution and Reforms”. Submissions will be accepted until the 15th of February 2018.  Please study details of the CALL HERE. (Special Issue Editors are Francesco Pastore and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)

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Tirana/Albania: Forthcoming International Conference on 1-2 December 2017

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “SOCIO–ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES IN THE AGE OF XXI CENTURY GLOBALIZATION”, TIRANA – ALBANIA, DECEMBER 2017
Organized by University of Tirana, Department of Economics
Venue: Faculty of Economics, Rruga e Elbasanit, Tirana
Dates: 01st -02nd December 2017

The event is supported by GLO Country Lead of Albania Besa Shanini.

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Economy, Tirana is honored to invite academia, scholars, researchers, economists and policy makers with broad and diverse research interests from around the world to share knowledge, ideas, experiences and establish academic relationships in the 1st International Conference on “Socio –Economic Perspectives in the Age of XXI Century Globalization”. The Economics Department comes to this conference after several years’ experience in organizing the European Doctoral Seminar (EDS) in collaboration with the University of Bamberg, Budapest University of Technology, University of Sarajevo and the South East European University (SEEU) in Tetovo, Macedonia.

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION
In today’s context the world is experiencing a wide variety of issues, of which some have been long lasting and are considered a global phenomenon. In the current era of globalization fuelled by the rapid growth of new technology, it is widely acknowledged that the ability to innovate is a significant driver of competitiveness for entrepreneurs, teams, organizations, industries, countries, and economies of all sizes. Competition is increasingly forged not just to achieve financial performance, but also to deliver social and environmental outcomes for the present and future. Within this context of global competition, innovative models, strategies, policies, processes, and practices become ever more important in creating value for sustainable growth and development at various levels within firms, industries, countries, and economies, and also across borders in company networks, industrial clusters, and economic and regional blocs.
The last decades have acknowledged a growing integration of economies and societies worldwide. There has been an increase of interdependence among countries in trade, finance, people and ideas. The development of information technology and advancement of telecommunication have facilitated both resources and output mobility, improving further efficiency at which economies operate. However, the international trade arena and competitiveness lead to increased pressure for the policy makers and the independent economic agents in both developed and developing countries. On one side, there is the importance of the public policies and institutions to creating a sustainable and dynamic environment in a time when trade liberalization policies and moderate capital control have changed the role of state in the
global economy. On the other side, there is the response of consumers and producers in making efficient choices under the perspective of widen possibilities and reshaped constraints.
The changing conjecture of the last two decades around the world has led to a restructuring of the growth potentials and international market roles of countries, and economic actors and economic decision processes have evolved considerably. Our conference is focusing on evaluation of the last two decades from a multidimensional point of view. Thus generating a platform in which the economic, social and policy transformations of the last twenty years are debated will be vision enhancing for both policy formulation for tomorrow and understanding the current state of affairs.
The conference aims at bringing together in one venue academics, researchers and all the interested parties in the field, with the purpose of elaborating at a theoretical, empirical and policy-making perspective the above. We invite you to submit papers dealing with the challenges associating the economic perspectives in the age of the 21st century globalization.

The conference will be focused, but not limited, on the following areas:
 Monetary Policy before, during and after the global financial crises
 Trade Openness, Competitiveness and Growth Globalization and labor markets
 Public Policies to Sustain Competitiveness
 Globalization, Financial Markets, and Fiscal Policy
 Financial Inclusion and Financial Regulation
 Integration and Economic Globalization: Challenges for Development
 Corporate Governance and Business Regulation
 Inequality, Poverty & Social Inclusion
 Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
 Real and Potential Usage of Resources: Identifying Gaps
 Value and Importance of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment  Urban – Rural Disparity, Migration and Remittances  Economic Modeling of Tourism  Socio-Cultural Environment and Innovation
 The Digital Economy
 Economic Structure Performance and Structural Adjustments

Submission of abstracts and papers Submission of abstracts and papers are invited from academia, policy makers, business people, public and private sector organizations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. Poster presentations are also encouraged. While multiple submissions by individuals or groups of authors are welcome, the abstract selection process will seek to ensure
as broad participation as possible: each author may present only one paper or one poster in the conference. No author should submit more than one abstract as its single author. Structure of abstracts and papers Submissions should be of high standard, unpublished, and suitable for scientific or professional publications. They can be theoretical or field research based papers as well as practical/experiential papers based on individual, institutional or community experience. All submitted papers will be refereed to blind reviewers to uphold the high standards of the conference. Papers demonstrating high rigor, high theoretical and/or practical implications will be considered for publication. The abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should be organized as: title, context and objectives, methodology, findings, conclusion, contribution, key words. Key words: from 3 up to 5 words (12 pt. font size). Avoid abbreviations unless they are firmly established. Key words should efficiently represent the paper content.
Authors’ autobiographical details should appear as the first footnote of each contribution, and include the name, academic and professional qualifications, institutional affiliation, current title, position and e-mail of each author.
Authors are also advised to proofread their abstracts because they will be reproduced from the online submission. Any error in spelling, grammar or data will appear online or in print. Papers are expected to have a uniform structure/format, times new roman (font 12), 1.5 line spacing, maximum of 12 pages including references, appendices, figures etc. Thus, the contents are expected to rhyme with background that includes a theoretical context and objectives; methodology covering the way the study was designed and carried out; findings, discussion and conclusions.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book. Best papers will be published at the Journal of the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana “Albanian Journal of Economics and Business” (AJEB).

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINES:
 Deadline for abstract submissions : September 30, 2017
 Notification of abstract acceptances: October 15, 2017
 Deadline for full paper submissions : November 15, 2017
 Deadline for participants registration : November 25, 2017
THE CONFERENCE FEE:
 Participant (attending / paper presenting author): 50 EUR
 Accompanying co-author: 30 EUR
 Attending (without paper): 20 EUR
DISCOUNTED FEE:
 PhD students: 30 EUR
 MSc students: 20 EUR
 2nd paper registration (publishing only): 20 EUR
Registration fee includes admission to all sessions, conference kit (including the Scientific Book of Proceedings on CD and Book of Abstracts in hard copy) and admission to the lunch or dinner with all coffee brakes according to the program.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
1. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, Southeast University of Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia
2. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Mançellari, University of Tirana
3. Prof. Dr. Albana Hashorva, University of Tirana
4. Prof. Dr. Dhori Kule, University of Tirana
5. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Meyer, Andrassy University, Budapest, Hungary
6. Prof. As. Dr. Elida Liko, University of Tirana 7. Prof. Dr. Enrico Saltari, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy 8. Prof. As. Dr. Ervin Demo, University of Tirana
9. Mr. Gent Sejko, Governer, Bank of Albania
10. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz. Dieter Wenzel, University of Bamberg, Germany
11. Prof. As. Dr. Holger Kaechelein, University of Bamberg
12. Prof. Dr. Iraj Hashi, Staffordshire University
13. Prof. Dr. Nick Adnett, Staffordshire University
14. Prof. Dr. Raimonda Duka, University of Tirana
15. Prof. Dr. Sulo Haderi, University of Tirana
16. Prof. Dr. Tonin Kola, University of Tirana
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adela Shera, University of Tirana
2. Dr. Arjan Tushaj, University of Tirana
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arjeta Vokshi, University of Tirana
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arsena Gjipali, University of Tirana
5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bernard Dosti, University of Tirana
6. Dr. Ditjona Kule, University of Tirana
7. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doriana Dervishi, University of Tirana
8. Dr. Enton Duro, University of Tirana
9. Dr. Ergita Kokaveshi, University of Tirana 10. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esmeralda Shehaj, University of Tirana
11. Dr. Etis Jorgji, University of Tirana
12. Dr. Ledjon Shahini, University of Tirana
13. Dr. Matilda Veliu, University of Tirana
14. Dr. Olta Milova, University of Tirana
15. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Soana Teka, University of Tirana
16. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suela Thimo, University of Tirana
17. Dr. Valbona Karapici, University of Tirana
18. Dr. Visar Malaj, University of Tirana
19. Dr. Zenel Shalari, University of Tirana
For any questions or additional information please contact Prof. Dr. Albana HASHORVA
Email: economics@feut.edu.al

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Health Policy and Healthcare Event at Yale University supported by GLO

Important health research and policy event at Yale University organized by the China Health Policy and Management Society and GLO Fellow Xi Chen of Yale University, and supported, among others, by the Global Labor Organization (GLO). GLO is organizing one session at the event.

 

 Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead

China Health Policy and Management Society 2nd Biennial Conference & a Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of China Health Policy and Management Society (2008-2018)

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Yale University: May 11-13, 2018

Purpose: This is the 2nd biennial meeting of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) and its official journal China Health Review. The meeting’s theme is Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead, with a special focus on Healthy China 2030 national blueprint. Since October 2016, Healthy China 2030 (HC 2030), a national program of action to promote the health of 1.3 billion Chinese population, has been central to the Chinese Government’s agenda for health and development, and has the potential to benefit the rest of the world. This conference aims to bridge our minds and draw upon global wisdom in the advances of health policy and health care in China. Participants will include national health officials from China, U.S. public health NGO representatives, world-class scholars from the U.S., China, and other regions in the world, entrepreneurs in the health sector, and so on. Through this platform, participants will have the opportunity to establish professional networks with leaders in the field and enhance their professional career development. The Board of Directors of CHPAMS and Editorial Board of CHR will host business meetings and communicate with engaged members to further promote the organization and the journal to a new stage.

Co-sponsors: China Medical Board, Yale School of Public Health, Yale Macmillan Center, Yale-China Association,Chinese Economists Society, Global Labor Organization

Opening Addresses: Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, China Medical Board, China Health Policy and Management Society, Yale School of Public Health

Keynote Speakers

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Lincoln Chen, M.D., President, China Medical Board

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Paul Cleary, Ph.D., Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Former Dean, Yale School of Public Health

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Michael Grossman, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Health Economics Program, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Advisory Board Member, CHPAMS

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T Paul Schultz, Ph.D., Malcolm K. Brachman Professor Emeritus in Economics, Former Director of Economic Growth Center, Yale University and GLO

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Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Dean, Yale School of Public Health

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Gonghuan Yang, M.D., Professor and Former Vice Director, China National CDC

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Winnie Yip, Ph.D.; Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Advisory Board Member, CHPAMS

Invited Sessions and Panels

Special Session(s): Environment, Health, Health Care and Human Capital  (Joint with Global Labor Organization)

Special Session: “Mining Gold” from Big Data in Healthcare

Hongyu Zhao, Department Chair and Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Genetics, Statistics and Data Science, Yale University

Shuangge Steven Ma, Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health

Roundtable: Healthy China 2030 (TBC)

Paul Cleary, Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health; Former Dean, Yale School of Public Health

Harlan M Krumholz, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Special Session: Behavioral Health Innovations

Jody L. Sindelar, Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Economics, Yale University and Entrepreneurs from Health Tech Companies

Roundtable: Environment, Climate Change and Health (Joint with Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative)

Michelle L. Bell, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Environmental Health, Yale University

Robert Dubrow, Faculty Director of the Climate Change and Health Initiative, Yale University

Yawei Zhang, Section Chief Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Yale Department of Surgery; Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health

Special Reception: Celebrating 10th Anniversary of CHPAMS

Call for abstracts and organized sessions: The call for abstracts and proposed sessions for CHPAMS Biennial Meetings to be held at Yale University May 11-13, 2018 is now open! We welcome abstracts and sessions on any public health issues in the fields of health economics, system science, global health, health policy, health care management, and/or epidemiology, preferably related to China. Methodological or theoretical innovations related to health policy and management are also encouraged. Organized sessions and individual abstracts will be accepted for consideration by the Scientific Committee. If an organized session is not accepted, the papers included in that session will be considered as individual abstract submissions; abstracts not accepted for oral presentation will be considered for poster presentation. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than January 15, 2018.

Please use our co-sponsor Chinese Economists Society’s online submission page to submit individual abstracts now through December 31, 2017. https://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=48 No CES membership fee is required in order to submit your session or abstract. Each abstract submission should include authors’ names, affiliation, and the corresponding author’s contact information. A 250-word structured abstract (introduction, method, results, and discussion) is expected.

Each organized session should consist of 3-4 individual papers. Each proposal should contain a tentative name of the session, titles of papers along with their abstracts, as well as names and e-mails of session presenters. If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have speakers/presenters lined up, please submit your proposal to Dr. Zhuo (Adam) CHEN for approval at zchen1@uga.edu by December 15th, 2017.

At least one of the coauthors need to be a registered member of CHPAMS. When submitting the abstract, please indicate which coauthor(s) is a CHPAMS member. CHPAMS membership is open to all with no membership fee. To register, please visit http://www.chpams.org/member-registration/.

The Best Abstract Award: All authors, whether submitting through individual abstracts or organized sessions, have the option to indicate whether this abstract will compete for “Best Abstract Award.” The winner will receive $200 plus a certificate, and the full article will be invited to be published in the fall 2018 issue of China Health Review.

Conference Registration and Travel Support

  1. Registration fee is $100 (by April 15, 2018) and $150 (starting from April 16, 2018), which covers conference materials, food, and other services.
  2. For all CHPAMS registered members who are current students and pay the conference registration fee by March 31, 2018, CHPAMS will provide $100 travel subsidy to the attendees.
  3. Limited number of travel fellowships ($250) will be provided for students who pay the conference registration fee and whose abstract is accepted for oral presentation. To apply, email member@chpams.org with an updated CV.
  4. To receive any of the incentives, participants must be registered as a CHPAMS member on www.chpams.org and pay the conference registration fee.

Job Placement Service:

We call for participation of Chinese universities or other entities to recruit talents during the CHPAMS Biennial Conference. CHPAMS will provide the platform of job matching, including organized introduction and Q&A sessions, interview tables and rooms.  Participating institutions will also be invited to become CHPAMS institutional members. For questions, email Dr. Xi CHEN at Yale University (xi.chen@yale.edu).

Meeting Facilities

Yale School of Public Health (May 11) & Yale Macmillan Center (May 12)

Team building activities:

May 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of China Health Policy and Management Society. We will have team building events, and attendants are welcome to participate and arrange their departures from New Haven, CT.

May 12, 2018: Yale campus tour to the historical sites of China’s Grand Cross-cultural Educational Experiment (大清留美幼童运动) and Yale-China Association (雅礼中国协会)

May 13, 2018: hiking in the East Rock Park, New Haven, CT.

Important Dates

Date
December 15, 2017 Deadline for submitting organized sessions
December 31, 2017 Deadline for submitting abstracts
January 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance
March 31, 2018 Deadline for students to pay the conference registration fee in order to receive travel subsidy and be considered travel fellowships
May 11-13, 2018 Conference Dates

 

Xi Chen, Yale University and GLO.

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GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann is Eminent Research Scholar & Visiting Professor at Melbourne University in Australia. Seminars in Perth and Melbourne

Since November 4, 2017, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University) is visiting Australia for research and seminar presentations. On November 10, he spoke on a well – attended seminar at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth about the role of migrant status at host country entry for economic performance; he also exchanged views with a number of GLO Fellows in the staff of UWA. On November 16, he will give a seminar on European migration policy at Melbourne University.

GLO President Zimmermann has been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award. He is resident in November and December 2017 at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Institute is Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution. Renowned for developing longitudinal research tools and using data to build an evidence base for reform, the institute has been powering effective change for more than 50 years.

During his Australian visit, Zimmermann will give further public lectures and research seminars including at the Inaugural Conference of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) and the Australian Labour Market Research Conference (ALMR) in Canberra at the premises of the Australian National University in December 2017; he will also speak in Wollongong, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

View on Perth from the Kings Park, one of the largest inner city parks of the world:

Near Melbourne University: Klaus F. Zimmermann after arrival close to his office:

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Understanding Latin America: GLO Fellow Alfredo Toro Hardy provides the decoding guide.

NEW THIS WEEK: Venezuelan Diplomat and Scholar Alfredo Toro Hardy, Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), explains Latin America in his new book (Understanding Latin America. A Decoding Guide, World Scientific, 2017).

From afar, Latin America looks like a blurry tableau: devoid of defining lines, particularities and nuances. Little is understood about the idiosyncrasies of Latin-Americans, their cultural identity and social values. Differences between Brazilians and Spanish Americans, or amid the diverse Spanish American countries, are not sufficiently understood. Even less is known about the amplitude of the Iberian heritage of such countries, or about the miscegenation and acculturation processes that took place among their different constitutive races. There is no clarity regarding the Western nature of Latin America or about its cultural affinities with Latin Europe. Nor is there sufficient understanding of the links between the Latin population of the United States and the inhabitants of Latin America.

This book’s aims to fill the gap by focusing on Latin America’s history, culture, identity and
idiosyncrasies. It serves as a guide to understand regional attitudes, meanings and behavioral differences of the region. It also analyses the present economic situation of the region, while trying to predict the future of the region. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to readers keen on exploring the region for potential opportunities in trade, investment or any other kind of business and cultural endeavor.

 

Leaflet

Understanding Latin America: More information & How to order the book

Leaflet Understanding Latin America.

GLO Fellow Alfredo Toro Hardy is a Venezuelan diplomat and scholar. Graduated in Law from the Central University of Venezuela with several master and postgraduate degrees from ENA, University of Paris II, Central University, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Career diplomat who has served, among other posts, as Director of the Diplomatic Academy of the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to Brazil, Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, and Singapore. Director of the Center for North American Studies and Coordinator of the Institute for Higher Latin American Studies of the Simón Bolívar University (1989-1992). Elected “Simon Bolívar Chair Professor for Latin American Studies” by the Council of Faculties of the University of Cambridge for the academic year 2006-2007. Member of the Advising Committee of the Diplomatic Academy of London (2003-2008). Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at Princeton University (1986-1987). Author or coauthor of 30 books and more than 30 academic papers on international affairs.

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GLO at the Transilvanian University in Brasov

The Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration within the Transilvania University of Brasov, in collaboration with the Bucharest-based Institute for Economic Forecasting within the National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy had organized on 20-21 October 2017 in the Transilvania University Brasov the International Conference

„Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2017).

Conference Program can be accessed here.

Among the many conference participants were GLO Fellows Monica Raileanu Szeles (Transilvania University of Brasov), Lucian Liviu Albu (Institute for Economic Forecasting), Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli),  Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Rockefeller Policy Fellow), who also provided paper presentations.

In his conference keynote on “Migration and Well-being”, Zimmermann dealt with the following issues:

(1) The Value of Mobility

(2) GDP or Happiness?

(3) Measurement of Happiness and Wellbeing

(4) Research Questions

(5) Migration and the Wellbeing of the Natives

(6) Wellbeing of Migrants and Conditions at Home

(7) Migrants Abroad and the Wellbeing of the Left Behind

(8) Conclusions and Challenges

His overview was based on the following key publications:

(5) Wellbeing of the Natives:

►A. Akay, A. Constant and C. Giulietti: The Impact of Immigration on the Well-Being of Natives, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, (2014), 103, 72-92.

►A. Akay, A. Constant, C. Giulietti, and M. Guzi: Ethnic Diversity and Well-Being, Journal of Population Economics, (2017), 30, 265-306.

►M. Kuroki: Racial Diversity, Immigrants and the Well-being of Residents: Evidence from US Counties, Forthcoming, Journal of Population Economics, (2018). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-017-0657-9; GLO Discussion Paper, No. 76.

►N. B. Simpson, Happiness and Migration, in. A. Constant and K. F. Zimmermann (Eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar, (2013), 393-407.

►W. Betz and N. B. Simpson, The Effects of International Migration on the Well-being of Native Populations in Europe, IZA Journal of Migration, 2013,2.

(6) Migrants’ Wellbeing and Macroeconomic Conditions

Akay, O. Bargain and K. F. Zimmermann: Home Sweet Home? Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants, Journal of Human Resources, 52 (2017), 351-373.

(7) Migrants Abroad and the Wellbeing of the Left Behind

Remittances:

►A. Akay, C. Giulietti, J.D. Robalino and K. F. Zimmermann: Remittances and Well-Being among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China, Review of Economics of the Household, 12 (2014), 517-546.

► M. Akgüc, C. Giulietti and K. F.Zimmermann: The RUMiC Longitudinal Survey: Fostering Research on Labor Markets in China, IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2014, 3:5

► A. Akay, O. Bargain, C. Guilietti, J. D. Robalino and K. F.Zimmermann: Remittances and Relative Concerns in Rural China, China Economic Review, 37 (2016), 191-207.

Social Remittances:

►M. Nikolova, M. Roman and K. F. Zimmermann: Left Behind but Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries. Journal of Comparative Economics, 45 (2017), 658–684.

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A GLO Session: Issues in Global Labor included:

“Overeducation wage penalty among Ph.D. holders: Does the field of study make the difference? An unconditional quantile regression analysis on Italian data”: Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta (University of Naples L’Orientale), Giuseppe Lubrano Lavadera (University of Salerno) and Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and GLO)

“Remittances and Income Inequality in Nigeria: A Quantile Regression Analysis”: James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University and GLO), Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College and GLO) and Phanindra V. Wunnava (Middlebury College and GLO)

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The GLO international participants: From the left: Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and GLO),  Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, GLO & Rockefeller Policy Fellow) and Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College and GLO).

First row from the left: Lucian Liviu Albu (Institute for Economic Forecasting and GLO), conference chair Monica Raileanu Szeles (Transilvania University of Brasov and GLO) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Rockefeller Policy Fellow)

 

Conference participants in front of the Transilvania University of Brasov

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CEU in Budapest still struggles for independence: Letter of Rector Michael Ignatieff

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) has supported the Central European University (CEU) in its struggle for scientific independence. See the GLO – CEU event recently in Budapest, among others. Now the Rector of CEU, Michael Ignatieff, has provided a further briefing:

Dear Friends:

What a week this has been!  On Tuesday the Hungarian Parliament voted a year’s extension of the deadline to comply with ‘lex CEU’.  This means that CEU can admit a new class of master’s and doctoral students beginning in September 2018 and those who are admitted will be able to complete their studies here.  This is good news!

What’s less encouraging is that the government appears to have stepped back, at least for the time being, from an agreement with New York State that would guarantee CEU’s existence in Hungary in return for us establishing educational activities with our long-time partner in New York State, Bard College.  We’re still hopeful that this agreement will be signed eventually and bring the ‘CEU affair’ to a conclusion.  We’ll be implementing the Bard agreement in full.  The next steps are now up to the government.

In the meantime, CEU keeps forging ahead.  Our classes are full.  Our faculty are teaching, doing research, attending conferences, and building our reputation for academic excellence.  Applications to admit our next class will open in the coming days.  Our strategic plan for the next five years is being discussed right across the university.  Next stop in the process: the Trustees’ meeting on October 28-29.  The Trustees will suggest improvements and revisions, and then we will bring the plan back to the university for implementation.

We’ve been through quite an experience in the past year, and we haven’t reached safe harbor yet, but we’ve stood up for what we believe, we’ve done our jobs, and we’re planning for a bright future.

Thanks once again to all our supporters here in Hungary, and right around the world, for the marvelous support you’ve shown.  We can’t do this without you!

Michael Ignatieff
Rector and President

Kedves Barátaink!

Micsoda hét volt ez! Kedden az Országgyűlés megszavazta, hogy a lex CEU megfelelési határidejét egy évvel meghosszabbítsák. Ez azt jelenti, hogy a CEU vehet fel diákokat a 2018 szeptemberében induló mester- és doktori képzésekre, és hogy a felvett hallgatóink be is tudják fejezni a tanulmányaikat. Ez mind jó hír.

Kevésbé biztató, hogy úgy tűnik, egyelőre a kormányzat elállt attól, hogy aláírja a New York állammal kötendő megállapodást, amely biztosítaná a CEU magyarországi működését cserébe azért, hogy a CEU régi partnerével, a Bard College-dzsal közösen oktatási tevékenységbe kezd New York államban. Továbbra is bízunk abban, hogy a megállapodást végül aláírják, és pontot tehetünk a “CEU ügy” végére. A Barddal kötött megállapodásban foglaltakat végre fogjuk hajtani. A következő lépést a kormányzatnak kell megtennie.

Eközben a CEU egy percre sem áll meg. Tantermeink tele vannak. A tanáraink tanítanak, kutatnak, konferenciákra járnak, és építik a CEU tudományos hírnevét. A következő évfolyamunk felvételi határidejét a napokban fogjuk kihirdetni. Az öt évre szóló stratégiai tervünket most vitatjuk meg közösségünk tagjaival. A következő lépés a kuratóriumi ülés október 28-29-én. A stratégiai tervet a kuratóriumi tagok javaslatai alapján fejlesztjük tovább, és hajtjuk majd végre.

Az elmúlt évben sok mindenen mentünk keresztül, és bár még nem értünk révbe, kiálltunk amellett, amiben hiszünk, elvégeztük a feladatunkat, és derűs jövőre készülünk.

Köszönöm még egyszer mindenkinek, aki kiállt mellettünk Magyarországon és világszerte. A fantasztikus támogatás nélkül nem lennénk képesek minderre.

Michael Ignatieff, elnök-rektor

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Transilvania University of Brasov: Conference Program on “Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth” is Up

Conference program available: The Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration within the Transilvania University of Brasov, in collaboration with the Bucharest-based Institute for Economic Forecasting within the National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy organizes the International Conference

„Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2017).

The conference will be held on 20-21 October 2017 in the Transilvania University Hall, Street Iuliu Maniu no. 47A, Brasov.

Conference Program can be accessed here.

GLO Fellows Monica Raileanu Szeles (Transilvania University of Brasov), Lucian Liviu Albu (Institute for Economic Forecasting), Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Rockefeller Policy Fellow) are members of the Scientific Committee of the conference.

On October 20, 11:00 am, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann will provide a keynote on “Migration and Well-Being”. There will be further a GLO session:

GLO Session: Issues in Global Labor: Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT Maastricht and GLO). On October 20, 14:00 pm.

“Overeducation wage penalty among Ph.D. holders: Does the field of study make the difference? An unconditional quantile regression analysis on Italian data”: Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta (University of Naples L’Orientale), Giuseppe Lubrano Lavadera (University of Salerno) and Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and GLO)

“Remittances and Income Inequality in Nigeria: A Quantile Regression Analysis”: James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University and GLO), Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College and GLO) and Phanindra V. Wunnava (Middlebury College and GLO)

“Protection and Abuse of Property Rights: Political Culture Heritage in the Eastern European Post-Communist Society”: Camelia Florela Voinea (University of Bucharest and GLO)

 

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Bellagio & Milan/Italy: GLO President Zimmermann spoke on Migration Policy Issues

Zimmermann is a 2017 Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow. He is currently visiting their Bellagio Center to execute research, engage in discussions and provide seminars and lectures.

On 4 October 2017, Zimmermann gave a paper at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center on “Challenges of Migration Policy Advice“.

On 5 October 2017, he provided a public lecture on “The European Migration Challenge after the German Elections” at the Università Cazzolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano.

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program offers distinguished academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The hospitality and impact of The Bellagio Center in Italy has been legendary.

Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and Bonn University, Founding Director of IZA/Bonn, has been granted Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow to visit the Bellagio Center in September/October 2017 to execute his research and discuss it with his fellow residents. Zimmermann, who is also the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), works on migration and global labor economics.

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Zimmermann at the Università Cazzolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, with GLO Fellow Marco Vivarelli, Professor and Director of the Institute of Economic Policy of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano. On 5 October 2017, after he provided a public lecture on “The European Migration Challenge after the German Elections“.

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Zimmermann  with view from the Bellagio Center of the Rockfeller Foundation. There, he gave a presentation on October 4, 2017 on “Challenges of Migration Policy Advice“. See for further pictures.

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GLO Call for papers for special issue on “Sexual Orientation and the Labor Market”

Call for papers for a special issue of the International Journal of Manpower  on: “Sexual Orientation and the Labor Market

Edited by

Nick Drydakis (Anglia Ruskin University, University of Cambridge, IZA, and GLO) and Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, CEPR and GLO)

An initiative of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), this project is related to the GLO Thematic Cluster on “Gender, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Labor Market Outcomes” headed by Nick Drydakis.

Despite the enactment, in English speaking countries and the EU, of labor legislation against discrimination in the labor market based on sexual orientation, LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) people continue to experience occupational access constraints, lower job satisfaction, wage discrimination (especially gay men), and more bullying and harassment than their heterosexual counterparts (Drydakis, 2014; Valfort, 2017).

Studies for the period 1989–2014 suggest that gay men receive lower wages than heterosexual men of comparable education, skills, and experience. For instance, studies find that gay men earn from 4–5% less than heterosexual men in the Netherlands, France, Greece, and the UK and up to 12–16% less in Canada, Sweden, and the US (Drydakis, 2014). Whether wage discrimination against gay men exists in other regions is of great interest and ascertaining this is of importance for policy interventions. In addition, whether wage discrimination lessens over time in response to policy interventions and legislation is hard to determine in the absence of relevant studies. It is not yet clear whether prejudice-based and/or statistical discrimination is the more appropriate framework for the study of labor discrimination against LGBTI people.

The available studies on sexual orientation and job satisfaction highlight that in Australia, Canada, and Greece, both gay men and lesbians experience lower job satisfaction than do their otherwise similar heterosexual counterparts (Drydakis, 2014). Because gay and lesbian employees face severe workplace harassment and bullying, these conditions may affect their workplace experience evaluations (Drydakis, 2014). Whether factors other than workplace harassment cause gay and lesbian employees’ dissatisfaction requires examination. Also, for instituting appropriate policy actions, it is important to determine whether these job satisfaction differences suffered by sexual orientation minorities exist in other countries.

In general, the dearth of studies makes it difficult to examine how education, occupation, industrial relations, region, core socio-economic characteristics, personality and mental health traits moderate the relationship between sexual orientation and labor market outcomes (Drydakis, 2014). Indeed, although studies suggest that lesbians face prejudice in the labor market, some studies estimate that lesbians earn more than comparable heterosexual women. Lesbians have been found to earn 3% more in the Netherlands, 8% more in the UK, 11% more in Germany, 15% more in Canada, and 20% more in the US. Whether personality characteristics, coping strategies, occupational choices, family structures and/or region positively affect lesbians’ wages is still an open question.

In addition, quantitative research on employment outcomes is scarce for trans people (Drydakis, 2017). A representative study suggests that trans people tend to suffer higher unemployment rates than those reported, in other studies, for the general U.S. population (Leppel, 2016). In addition, the interaction between trans identity, and sexual orientation, and the effects of this on employment outcomes is under-examined (Drydakis, 2017). Whether explicit, legislative employment protection against discrimination on the ground of a trans identity has an effect on employment outcomes has also received little attention (Drydakis, 2017).

Given the aforementioned lack of sufficient literature, the editors welcome empirical papers on labor economics which have a clear and highlighted added value, and solid policy implications, on the following general areas:

  • Testing, in under-examined geographical regions, for wage discrimination based on sexual orientation.
  • Empirically testing and disentangling the forms of employment discrimination (i.e. prejudice-based, and/or statistical discrimination) against LGBTI people.
  • Examining the relationship between sexual orientation, personality characteristics, mental health and employment outcomes.
  • Assessing how moderators (i.e. human capital, educational choices, occupations, family structure, industrial relations etc.) affect the relationship between sexual orientation and labor market outcomes.
  • Testing the relationship between sexual orientation, past/present victimization and labor market outcomes.
  • Quantifying the relationship between sexual orientation and job satisfaction.
  • Evaluating the impact of the legal recognition of same-sex couples on labor market outcomes.
  • Evaluating the impact of employment legislation against sexual orientation and trans identity discrimination on labor market outcomes.
  • Quantifying employment bias against trans people.
  • Examining the interaction between trans identities, sexual orientation and labor market outcomes.

Submissions will be accepted up until the 31th of August 2018. They should be made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijm. Before submission, please verify that you have carefully read the Author guidelines of the Journal. While making your submission, please specify the title of the current call for papers. See also the forthcoming call on the journal website.

Nick Drydakis (Anglia Ruskin University, University of Cambridge, IZA and GLO)

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and Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, CEPR and GLO)

References:

Drydakis N. (2014). Sexual orientation and labor market outcomes. IZA World of Labor: 111. DOI: 10.15185/izawol.111

Drydakis N. (2017). Trans people, well-being, and labor market outcomes. IZA World of Labor: 386. DOI: 10.15185/izawol.386

Leppel, K. (2016). The labor force status of transgender men and women. International Journal of Transgenderism,  Vol. 17, No. (3−4), pp. 155−164.

Valfort, M. (2017). LGBTI in OECD countries: A review. OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 198, OECD Publishing, Paris. DOI: 10.1787/d5d49711-en

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Transilvania University of Brasov Conference with GLO session on “Issues in Global Labor”

The Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration within Transilvania University of Brasov, in collaboration with the Institute for Economic Forecasting within the National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy organizes the International Conference

„Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2017).

GLO Fellows Monica Raileanu Szeles and Lucian Liviu Albu of the Institute for Economic Forecasting are involved in organizing the conference. The conference will be hosted by Transilvania University of Brasov and will be held 20-21 October 2017 in the Transilvania University Hall, Street Iuliu Maniu no. 47A, Brasov.

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann will provide a keynote on “Migration and Well-Being”. There will be further a GLO session:

GLO Session: Issues in Global Labor: Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT Maastricht and GLO)

“Overeducation wage penalty among Ph.D. holders: Does the field of study make the difference? An unconditional quantile regression analysis on Italian data”: Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta (University of Naples L’Orientale), Giuseppe Lubrano Lavadera (University of Salerno) and Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and GLO)

“Remittances and Income Inequality in Nigeria: A Quantile Regression Analysis”: James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University and GLO), Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College and GLO) and Phanindra V. Wunnava (Middlebury College and GLO)

“Protection and Abuse of Property Rights: Political Culture Heritage in the Eastern European Post-Communist Society”: Camelia Florela Voinea (University of Bucharest and GLO)

From left to right …..

Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and GLO)
Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College and GLO)
Camelia Florela Voinea (University of Bucharest and GLO)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT Maastricht and GLO)
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Jo Ritzen: GLO Fellow presents his new book on Europe in Brussels

A book launch of ‘A Second chance for Europe: Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union’, edited by Prof. Jo Ritzen.

The event will take place at the Maastricht University Campus Brussels on Wednesday 22 November 2017, in the presence of guests of honor Mr. Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms. Annemarie Penn-te Strake, Mayor of Maastricht, and Prof. Mathieu Segers, Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration at Maastricht University.

FURTHER DETAILS on the book and the launch in Brussels.

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2018 meeting of Society of the Economics of the HOusehold (SEHO) will be held on May 23 and 24 at the Paris School of Economics

This advertises t​he​  Call for Papers ​of the 2018 meetings of the Society of Economics of the HOusehold (SEHO) to be  held at the Paris School of Economics on 23-24 May 2018.

In 2017, the Global Labor Organization (GLO) had supported the creation of SEHO by GLO Fellow Shoshana Grossbard. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann has been one of the keynote speakers at the first SEHO congress. In the Paris organizing and scientific committees a number of GLO Fellows are involved, including Francois Bourguignon, Elena Stancanelli, Arie Kapteyn, Daniele Paserman, and Arthur Van Soest.
                   

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society of Economics of the HOusehold (SEHO) was founded in 2017 by Shoshana Grossbard to promote the economic analysis of all outcomes of decision-making by household members, including child outcomes, consumption, savings, labor supply, and healthy and risky behaviors. The 2018 meetings of Society of the Economics of the HOusehold (SEHO) will be held on May 23 and 24 at the Paris School of Economics. The organizing committee includes Francois Bourguignon, Andrew Clark, Hippolyte d’Albis, Claudia Senik, and Elena Stancanelli.

The scientific committee includes Viola Angelini (Groningen University), Daniela del Boca (Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin), Orla Doyle (University College Dublin), Arie Kapteyn (University of Southern California), Raphael Lalive (University of Lausanne), Daniele Paserman (Boston University), Valerie Ramey (University of California San Diego), Catherine Sofer (University Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne), and Arthur Van Soest (Tilburg University).

The keynote speakers are Lee Badgett (University of Massachussets, Amherst), Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University), Raquel Fernandez (New York University) and Shoshana Grossbard (San Diego State University).

Full papers submitted for presentation will be due by January 8th 2018. Each author can submit at most one paper. To submit a paper to the conference, send a mail to:

sehoconf2018@gmail.com

Please indicate your position and affiliation in the email’s subject. Emails that do not show the sender’s position and affiliation in the email’s heading will not be open.

Please attach your paper to the email and also report in the email:

The title of the paper;

A short summary (max 100 words);

Your affiliation, postal address, telephone and email;

At least 4 keywords, of which one chosen from the list below.

Keywords: marriage and divorce; children outcomes; labor supply; household production; savings and consumption; ageing; happiness and well-being; health economics; cultural economics; migration; domestic violence and crime.

 Incomplete emails not complying with these instructions will not be considered!

Authors will be notified whether the paper is accepted for presentation by January 30th 2018.

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Mexico needs help: Relief efforts after the terrible earthquakes

The very successful last World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA) took place June 19-23, 2017 in Mexico city with a large number of GLO Fellows attending. Among them were IEA President Kaushik Basu, Jackie Wahba, Corrado Giulietti, Martin Kahanec and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann.

In the meanwhile, a terrible earthquake has hit Mexico again and has also affected Mexico city. The research community is deeply concerned about this. On this occasion, IEA President and GLO Fellow  Kaushik Basu has written the following letter (together with IEA Past-President Tim Besley), which has the full GLO backing:

“Dear World Congress Participant,

I am sure like us you have been watching in horror at the events unfolding in Mexico as a result of the tragic earthquake.  It is all the more salient to those of us who only recently spent such a wonderful time in Mexico City at the IEA World Congress.  We thought, therefore, that you might wish to show solidarity with the victims by contributing to the relief effort.  Should you choose to do so, we include a list of web links below.

1. Los Topos Mexico: reputed and well-known NGO which specializes in rescuing people from the rubble.
You can donate to their PayPal account through their website:
www.topos.mx
Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco a.C.

2. Cruz Roja: Mexico´s Red Cross.
You can donate to their PayPal account through their website:
www.cruzrojamexicana.org.mx
Cruz Roja Mexicana

 3. Amazon Wishlist: Look for the “Cruz Roja Mexico” wish list on Amazon.com or enter the following address into your web browser: https://www.amazon.com.mx/b?ie=UTF8&node=17290014011

Cruz Roja Mexicana en Amazon
www.amazon.com.mx
Dona a la Cruz Roja Mexicana

Yours sincerely,

Kaushik Basu (IEA President)

Tim Besley (IEA, Past President)”

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27th academic year begins: Central European University (CEU) at times of challenge

The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has been under threat recently. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) and Klaus F. Zimmermann as the President of the GLO have supported the CEU with declarations and eventsAt the occasion of the Opening Ceremony 2017,  Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of the CEU, has now announced:

“Dear Friends and Supporters,

We begin our 27th academic year at Central European University this week. At our 2017 Opening Ceremony, we welcomed 769 incoming students from 93 countries and recognized the extraordinary teaching and research taking place at CEU and elsewhere in Europe. Our community continues to inspire as we carry forward our mission to search for truth and add to the world’s precious stock of knowledge.

Your support enables this exciting work, and we thank you for your dedication to CEU even as we await the outcome of negotiations between the Hungarian government and the State of New York. I share my opening address below …. and welcome you to watch the video and read the full story here.”

 

 

“To the ambassadors and representatives of their countries
To the rectors and representatives of Hungarian universities.
To our hard-working faculty
To our dedicated staff
To our returning students
Welcome!

To the incoming CEU class of Masters and Doctoral students—all 769 of you from 93 countries—we hope CEU will be a transformative experience and we welcome you warmly to this community.

For we are a community, brought together as never before by our defense of academic freedom. Let me thank the entire CEU community for standing together, during what I like to call, with British understatement, ‘our little local difficulty.’

As many of you know, New York State, where we are accredited, and the Government of Hungary are negotiating an agreement that would enable us to stay in Budapest. Negotiations continue, but we remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached and ratified by the Hungarian Parliament.

This experience—still ongoing, still unresolved, but hopefully soon behind us—has changed us all. We have rediscovered why free institutions matter and why our open society mission is so important.

We are the only university with such a mission. What does it mean? Let’s be clear, first of all, what it doesn’t mean. It’s worth saying, once again, we’re not a political organization, we’re not an opposition movement, not an NGO. Though we encourage our students, staff, faculty, and alumni to be active citizens and to express their political convictions freely.

We ARE a university: a free, self-governing institution, independent of government, independent of those who finance us, a community of scholars and students whose task is to search for truth and to add to the world’s precious stock of knowledge.

And what is knowledge? The unbroken strand of understanding that human beings have woven together through experimentation, research and experience and that they have passed on from generation to generation.

Our mission as a university is to weave our tiny thread of knowledge into this strand of understanding and to pass it on unbroken to our children.

There is no single vision for an open society—that would violate the principle of openness itself—but all visions of an open society share a critical component: the belief in an epistemology of freedom: that the ideas we need most arise from critical debate and the courage to discard them when they fail the test of reality.

A university lives by this epistemology, but its goals are ethical. We are the institutions whose very essence is to create free people: responsible, prudent, moral human beings who do their best to care for their families, care for their country, care for each other.

An open society is a society of such men and women. Such people are skeptical but passionate citizens. They know the distinction between knowledge and opinion, between a fact and a rumor, between a tweet or a post and a research finding, between passion and sound judgment. Grasping the core of knowledge is hard. It is the work of a university every day, in every class: to teach men and women to make these distinctions, to do so fiercely, to subject all ideological claims—liberal and conservative alike—to the critical scrutiny that only knowledge of real life allows.

This is our mission. We hope you will feel it at work in our classrooms, in our lectures and seminars. We are an institution under constant scrutiny and external pressure. But that must not prevent us from being critical of ourselves. We re-examine our mission every day. We question whether we are measuring up. You will see that we are running a presidential lecture series entitled, Rethinking Open Society. Join us for these talks, form your own opinion about what open society means. The first one is on Monday, and guess who is starting it off: yours truly. So come, be critical. Join the debate.

In a moment you will hear a poem read, by one of the greatest spirits of our region and of our world, Czeslaw Milosz, the Polish Nobel Laureate in Literature. In it you will hear him say, “human reason guides our hand so we write Truth and Justice with capital letters, lie and oppression with small.” You will also hear a Kodaly song sung by a Hungarian artist. Their inclusion in this program is our way of saying: poetry, art, literature, music teach us our mission every day.

We will have a good year, together. I know it. We will argue, we will debate. The library will be full. Your heads will feel full with the pressure of new ideas. You will be changed.

So let us begin the year, proud of who we are: a community of men and women who love knowledge, learning, literature, art and who believe that when we work together, we can help each other on the arduous journey that is never over, the journey to become free men and women.”

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GLO Fellow Haisken-DeNew of Melbourne University spoke at UNU-MERIT on the Impact of School Quality on the Housing Market

September 18, 2017: GLO Fellow John P. Haisken-DeNew of Melbourne University visited POP at UNU-MERIT  to meet and discuss research projects with Klaus F. Zimmermann, Co-Director POP at UNU-MERIT and President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). On this occasion,  Haisken-DeNew presented a paper in the UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar at noon on:

Unawareness and Selective Disclosure: The Effect of School Quality Information on Property Prices

The seminar was chaired by Hugo Confraria (Joint UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Seminar Series); a larger number of UNU-MERIT students, researchers and professors, including GLO Fellow Melissa Siegel (UNU-MERIT), were participating and generated a lively debate.

Hugo Confraria (left) and John Haisken-DeNew during the seminar:

GLO Fellow John Haisken-DeNew (left) with GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann in front of UNU-MERIT in Maastricht:

Haisken-DeNew and Zimmermann: Old friends and collaborators. They worked previously together at Universities of Mannheim and Munich, and at the German Institute for Economic Research  (DIW Berlin). They will soon continue their joint work when Zimmermann is visiting Melbourne University in November and December 2017.

After the hour on September 18, 2017 in the “Alte Wartesaal” close to the main station of Cologne.

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Kyiv Conference on Population Wellbeing Ends Successfully

International Conference “People Matter: Quality of Life and Population Wellbeing in Post-Transition Economies organized by the Kyiv School of Economics and VoxUkraine on September 14-15, 2017 in Kyiv in Ukraine has ended. See the full program of the conference. The organizing committee of the conference included GLO Fellow Olena Nizalova (University of Kent), Yuri Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkley), Tymofiy Mylovanov (Kyiv School of Economics and University of Pittsburgh), Mariya Aleksynska (ILO), and Olga Kupets (Kyiv School of Economics).

GLO Fellow Olena Nizalova (University of Kent), Conference Chair, while opening the conference:

GLO Fellow Sergei Guriev (Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Professor at Sciences Po in Paris) in one of his many presentations to the conference on Friday, September 2017. In 2004 – 2013, Guriev was a tenured Professor of Economics and Rector of the New Economic School in Moscow. He spoke about the “Happiness Transition” in Eastern Europe, discussed on a panel the role of international organizations for population wellbeing, commented on the interaction between religion and communism and spoke about “What prevents people in post Soviet countries to be happy?”.

On the first day of the conference on Thursday, September 14, Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and President of the Global Labor Organization – GLO) had provided a keynote lecture on “Migration and Wellbeing”. He also chaired a policy panel on “Migration caused by conflicts: Wellbeing of refugees and internally displaced people”.

Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT and GLO)

In his conference keynote on “Migration & Wellbeing”, Zimmermann dealt with the following issues:

(1) The Value of Mobility

(2) GDP or Happiness?

(3) Measurement of Happiness and Wellbeing

(4) Research Questions

(5) Migration and the Wellbeing of the Natives

(6) Wellbeing of Migrants and Conditions at Home

(7) Migrants Abroad and the Wellbeing of the Left Behind

(8) Conclusions and Challenges

His overview was based on the following key publications:

(5) Wellbeing of the Natives:

►A. Akay, A. Constant and C. Giulietti: The Impact of Immigration on the Well-Being of Natives, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, (2014), 103, 72-92.

►A. Akay, A. Constant, C. Giulietti, and M. Guzi: Ethnic Diversity and Well-Being, Journal of Population Economics, (2017), 30, 265-306.

►M. Kuroki: Racial Diversity, Immigrants and the Well-being of Residents: Evidence from US Counties, Forthcoming, Journal of Population Economics, (2018). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-017-0657-9; GLO Discussion Paper, No. 76.

►N. B. Simpson, Happiness and Migration, in. A. Constant and K. F. Zimmermann (Eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar, (2013), 393-407.

►W. Betz and N. B. Simpson, The Effects of International Migration on the Well-being of Native Populations in Europe, IZA Journal of Migration, 2013,2.

(6) Migrants’ Wellbeing and Macroeconomic Conditions

Akay, O. Bargain and K. F. Zimmermann: Home Sweet Home? Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants, Journal of Human Resources, 52 (2017), 351-373.

(7) Migrants Abroad and the Wellbeing of the Left Behind

Remittances:

►A. Akay, C. Giulietti, J.D. Robalino and K. F. Zimmermann: Remittances and Well-Being among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China, Review of Economics of the Household, 12 (2014), 517-546.

► M. Akgüc, C. Giulietti and K. F.Zimmermann: The RUMiC Longitudinal Survey: Fostering Research on Labor Markets in China, IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2014, 3:5

► A. Akay, O. Bargain, C. Guilietti, J. D. Robalino and K. F.Zimmermann: Remittances and Relative Concerns in Rural China, China Economic Review, 37 (2016), 191-207.

Social Remittances:

►M. Nikolova, M. Roman and K. F. Zimmermann: Left Behind but Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries. Journal of Comparative Economics, 45 (2017), 658–684.

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Reminder: UNU-MERIT Seminar on “School Quality & Property Prices” on September 18 in Maastricht

UNU-MERIT EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology

A joint research and training institute of Maastricht University and United Nations University

Title: Unawareness and Selective Disclosure: The Effect of School Quality Information on Property Prices
Speaker: Prof. Dr. John P. Haisken-DeNew
Institute: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne
Date: Sep 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Venue: Conference room (0.16 & 0.17)
Type: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
Website: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2889680##

Abstract

The Australian Government launched the My School website in 2010 to provide standardised information about the quality of schools to the Australian public. This paper combines data from this website with home sales data for the state of Victoria to estimate the effect of the publication of school quality information on property prices. We use a difference-in-difference approach to estimate the causal effect of the release of information about high-quality and low-quality schools relative to medium-quality schools in the neighborhood and find that the release of information about high-quality schools increases property prices by 3.6 percent, whereas the release of information about low-quality schools has no significant effect. The findings indicate that many buyers are unaware of the relevance of school quality information and that real estate agents pursue a strategy of disclosing information about high-quality schools to increase the sales price. Results from a survey of Victorian real estate agents provide evidence in favor of this strategy.

About the speaker(s)

Prof. Dr. John P. Haisken-DeNew is Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Projects) at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). His research interests include amongst others education, health, applied labour economics, applied micro econometrics, migration, welfare and income inequality.

He has published in many top ranking journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Applied Economics, Labour Economics and Economics Letters.

He has held various administrative positions at the University of Melbourne including Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute,Associate Dean Research and Associate Dean Research Training for the Faculty of Business and Economics. He was previously a fully tenured “Beamter auf Lebenszeit” W3 Professor of Economics and holder of the Chair “Economic Policy: Competition Theory and Policy” at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, from March 2009 to June 2013. He received his doctorate in economics in 1995 at the University of Munich. Last but not least, he is the author of the panel data package for Stata called “PanelWhiz” (http://www.panelwhiz.eu).

Contact details
Hugo Confraria
UNU-MERIT
Boschstraat 24
6211 AX Maastricht
the Netherlands
tel: +31 (0)43 388 44 00
E: confraria@merit.unu.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UNUMERIT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedNationsUniversityMerit
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About UNU-MERIT
The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and social Research institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is a joint research and training institute of United Nations University and Maastricht University, based in the south of the Netherlands. The institute explores the social, political and economic factors that drive technological innovation, with a particular focus on creation, diffusion and access to knowledge. Working with its School of Governance, UNU-MERIT covers all aspects of governance in domestic and global organisations, from risk assessment to policy analysis, design and evaluation. Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 100 Master students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance. http://www.merit.unu.edu

The speaker: John Haisken-DeNew

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Following Alessio Brown, Michaella Vanore is the New Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics

Journal of Population Economics:  Michaella Vanore follows Alessio Brown as Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics. In this role she supports the Editor-in-Chief, Klaus F. Zimmermann. The Journal of Population Economics published by Springer Nature is affiliated with the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Alessio Brown is Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, GLO Fellow, GLO Advisory Board Member, Founding Director of the GLO and Honorary Professor in Labour and Macroeconomics, Maastricht University. He had served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics since 2016.

Michaella Vanore, incoming Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, is Research Fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/ UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University; affiliated Scholar  of POP at UNU-MERIT and GLO Fellow.

Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT and President of the GLO) is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics.

At the occasion of this change, Zimmermann has pointed out: “Alessio Brown has done an excellent job as Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics supporting the publication of this high-quality scientific outlet. We need to express our large gratitude for his effective, competent and friendly collaboration and his great professional spirit. We wish him the best for his further career. At the same time we are excited to welcome Michaella Vanore as his successor. We are convinced that she brings the talent and spirit to execute this interesting and crucial position and are looking forward to working with her.”

Michaella Vanore, incoming Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics.

Alessio Brown (right) former Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and Klaus F. Zimmermann, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.

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GLO Session on Annual Conference of the Italian Labor Economists Chaired by Francesco Pastore

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is organizing a special GLO session at the 32nd annual Conference of the Italian Association of Labour Economists, hosted by the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania” at the University of Calabria in the Arcavacata Campus in Rende (Cosenza), on the 14th-15th September 2017.

The theme for this year’s conference “Gender Gaps in Educational Choices” is the analysis of the factors determining different educational choices and labour market outcomes across gender. The AIEL keynote lecture will be delivered by Victor Lavy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Warwick) on  “Why There Are Fewer Female Engineers: The Role of Teachers”. 

Full program with the GLO session here. The joint AIEL-GLO session is chaired by GLO Country Lead Italy Francesco Pastore.

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C4. Family and Work (Joint Session AIEL-GLO): Chair: Francesco Pastore (Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli & GLO)

Daniele Biancardi (Università di Milano and Irvapp): A Structural Model of Life-cycle Decisions of (Italian) Households

Margherita Calderone (Università di Torino): Are There Different Spillover Effects from Cash Transfers to Men and Women?

Isabella Giorgetti (Università Politecnica delle Marche): Job Instability and Fertility Choices during the Economic Recession: European Countries

Francesco Pastore (Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli), Sanghamitra Kanjilal (University of Calcutta): Are Lower Labour Market Returns to Education in India Responsible for Low Female Work Participation? An Analysis of NSSO Data: 2011-12

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Population Wellbeing in Post-Transition Economies: Conference Program for Kyiv Online

International Conference “People Matter: Quality of Life and Population Wellbeing in Post-Transition Economies organized by the Kyiv School of Economics and VoxUkraine on September 14-15, 2017 in Kyiv in Ukraine. It is supported by the Global Labor Organization (GLO). Available: full program of the conference.

This is the first conference in the region which will bring together researchers from around the world who have been studying population well-being and its various aspects in post-socialist countries during the transition period and beyond. It will provide an opportunity for extended dialogue among academic and policy researchers, government officials and policy makers to promote use of evidence and analytics in the decision making at all levels.

The organizing committee of the conference includes GLO Fellow Olena Nizalova (University of Kent), Yuri Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkley), Tymofiy Mylovanov (Kyiv School of Economics and University of Pittsburgh), Mariya Aleksynska (ILO), and Olga Kupets (Kyiv School of Economics).

Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and President of GLO) will provide a keynote lecture on “Migration and Well-being” on September 14. He will also chair a policy panel on “Migration caused by conflicts: Wellbeing of refugees and internally displaced people”.

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Submission deadline for GLO supported Labour Conference in Kerela/India is 30 September 2017

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO September 30, 2017!

 

The 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) will be held during 16-18 December 2017 in the premises of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The conference is organized for ISLE by  GIFT in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Kerala University, and the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) supports the annual conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) and the associated Indian Journal of Labour Economics. Both are partner institutions of the GLO.

Submission of Papers:  Papers along with a summary of about 500 to 750 words should be submitted online at www.isleijle.org/59isleconference or emailed to conference.isle@gmail.com. Selected papers are considered for publication in the Indian Journal of Labour Economics after peer reviewing. Submission deadline is 30 September 2017.

The GLO will organize a special GLO session at this conference. Those GLO members interested to contribute to such a session are invited to contact GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (klaus.f.zimmermann@gmail.com).

 

INDIAN SOCIETY OF LABOUR ECONOMICS (ISLE)   

NOTE: Submission deadline extended to 30 September 2017.

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GLO Fellows Andreu Mas-Colell and Rick van der Ploeg delivered speeches in Budapest

The Academia Europaea (AE), The Academy of Europe, has awarded its prestigious Erasmus Medal in 2017 to Andreu Mas-Colell.  Andreu is a Member of Academia Europaea (MAE) and its section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”, a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), and one of the most prominent European economists of our time. For more details on the medal and the award winner.

In response to this honor, Andreu Mas-Colell had delivered an insightful and optimistic lecture on

“Is the era of work ending?”

during the Academia Europaea 29th Annual Conference 2017 in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, on Tuesday September 5, 2017.

Before, Rick van der Ploeg (Oxford University), had given his impressive and alarming lecture on

Obstacles to successful climate policy“.

Also,  Rick van der Ploeg is a Member of Academia Europaea (MAE) and its section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” and a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Andreu Mas-Colell delivering the Erasmus Medal speech.

Rick van der Ploeg presenting his lecture on climate policy

Klaus F. Zimmermann in the most impressive Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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# I stand with CEU! GLO Fellows and Academicians expressed their solidarity at CEU in Budapest

Budapest, September 6, 2017.  At the Central European University (CEU), an outstanding institution of higher education under national political threat, the Global Labor Organization (GLO), the CEU School of Public Policy and the Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” of the Academia Europea (AE), had jointly organized a discussion panel meeting on the relationship between science and policymaking.

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 was debating this in the face of the ongoing discussion about the future of the Central European University (CEU). The open event took place on September 6, 2017 on the premises of CEU hosted by the CEU School of Public Policy. The distinguished panel of the event consisted of prominent members of the Academia Europaea (MAE) and the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

The issue was also debated during the  Academia Europaea 29th Annual Conference 2017 in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, September 4-6, 2017. Academia Europaea (AE) is the Academy of Europe.

EVENT ACTORS:

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.

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.

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.

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

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

THE DEBATE: van der Ploeg; Mas-Colell; Zimmermann; Hart & Kahanec

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HOST AND ACTING HEAD: Kahanec

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PANEL CHAIR: Zimmermann (left: van der Ploeg)

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Kahanec (left) & Zimmermann in front of CEU

WE ALL STAND WITH CEU

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GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann on: Why we need global scientific policy advice.

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 open event takes place on September 6, 2017 on the premises of CEU.

The issue is also debated during the  Academia Europaea 29th Annual Conference 2017 in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, on Tuesday September 4-6, 2017. Academia Europaea (AE) is the Academy of Europe.

Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht & Bonn University) is President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and Member of the AE. The AE Council of Academia Europaea has just confirmed his position as Chair of the AE Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”.

Zimmermann writes on “Why we need global scientific policy advice”:

“Scientific research does not have to follow socio-political concerns, but it is often inspired by practical challenges. While science cannot help policymakers in cases where hard evidence and convincing findings are lacking, both sides should nonetheless engage in evidence-based policy advice. National and international labor market policies provide a number of good examples how this concept can work.

The concept has, however, come more under pressure in recent years leading to an age of evidence-free policy making at a time when fake-news became fashionable.

The world has learned a lot from the evidence-based policy making of the successful German labor market reforms. This has been a great step forward. On the other hand, many in Europe still fear the economic and social consequences of open and mobile labor markets – despite the proven success of EU enlargement and the available evidence from numerous international migration studies. Unfortunately, the new refugee issue has led people to increasingly ignore such findings after 2015.

But even though the success and the potential of evidence-based policy advice have been widely shown, the concept is subject to criticism from various sides. The necessary independence cannot be guaranteed, a common arguments goes. From this point of view, any policy recommendations are ultimately driven by political and economic interests and dependencies. This allegation is an attack on the scientist’s professional ethos, which includes compliance with the principles of good scientific practice, the pursuit of robust findings, and the impartial communication of these findings. New ethics codes, which the profession has recently adopted, ensure that these principles are upheld.

While good science is always global, some claim that good policy advice must be primarily national in scope. To be sure, national contexts and institutional differences are relevant for a policy advisor. But the increasing global interdependence leaves no room for provincial strategies. For highly open economies like Germany, policy is no longer national. Since globally oriented science ensures the competitiveness of national policy advisors, the quality of German policy advice would be threatened if it were to concentrate on national peculiarities alone.

Evidence-based policy advice, moreover, requires a combination of research and advice: The researcher also acts as an advisor, while the advisor also conducts research. In Germany, the Science Council and other scientific organizations have always stressed the need for this dual role, and the Academies of Science have been practicing it worldwide. Opponents of this concept claim that the dirty business of policy making only keeps scientists from doing good research. Likewise, the demands of policymakers are better met, according to the argument, if they free themselves from the constraints of seeking science-based advice.

Of course, there will always be scientists who shy away from offering policy advice, just as well as policy advisors who do not want to do research. This is not to be condemned. But these two types cannot be considered actors of evidence-based policy advice. And in the long run, this is likely to result in policies of inferior quality. Only the best scientific findings should provide the foundation for important economic policy decisions. Only genuine scientists, i.e., those who contribute to the advancement of science through their own publications, can produce such output, inspired by the challenges of their advisory role, and communicate their results as evidence-based policy advice. This superiority is owed to global competition both in research and policy advice, which ensures the use of the best methodology and findings.”

Revised version of an op-ed of Zimmermann published in IZA Compact 4/2015, p. 16, and on the website of the Academia Europaea, The Academy of Europe.

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GLO Fellows Asadullah & Maliki on: Bottling Indonesia’s Gini

GLO Fellows M Niaz Asadullah and Maliki have just posted an article on the future of Indonesia with PROJECT SYNDICATE.

M Niaz Asadullah is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, and Head of the Southeast Asia cluster of the Global Labor Organization.

Maliki, a Global Labor Organization research fellow, is Director for Population Planning and Social Security at the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas).

JAKARTA – When Indonesia declared independence from Dutch rule in 1945, the country’s founder, Sukarno, called on his people to build a nation that would “stand in strength,” eternally united. That mantra – unity and strength – helped shape the country’s future, including its approach to economic development. During much of Indonesia’s early history, its egalitarian distribution of wealth and assets set it apart from its neighbors.

But seven decades later, the legacy of equality is fading. If Indonesia is to remain one of Asia’s most robust economies, it is essential that its current leadership recommit to narrowing the socioeconomic gap.

During much of the 1970s and 1980s, Indonesia’s low level of income inequality helped raise living standards and reduce poverty. In 1970, just 25 years after independence, the country managed an enviable distribution of wealth among a diverse population, with a Gini coefficient (a common measure of income inequality) of 0.35 (with zero representing maximum equality). By comparison, neighboring Malaysia had a Gini coefficient of 0.50.

Indonesia’s remained roughly the same for decades. But, since the Asian financial crisis in 1997, income gaps have widened throughout the region, and in Indonesia in particular, where social welfare programs have barely stemmed the rise in inequality. This year, Indonesia’s Gini coefficient is around 0.39, only slightly better than the 0.41 recorded in 2014.

To economists like us, this trend is deeply worrying. Because persistent high or rising inequality can contribute to political instability and undermine social cohesion, it is critical that Indonesia address it. Paradoxically, Malaysia’s experience is instructive.

In Malaysia, income inequality is no longer primarily a function of ethnicity, or the rural-urban divide, as it once was. Thanks to successful redistribution strategies adopted during the 1970s and 1980s, average per capita income increased, and poverty rates fell dramatically. Though wealth distribution remains a major concern, Malaysia’s Gini coefficient has been on a steady glide toward greater equality since the mid-1970s; in 2014, for example, it dropped to 0.40 for the first time ever, (though this figure remains higher than the average for OECD economies).

Indonesia is moving in the opposite direction. Not only does it have one of the highest levels of wealth inequality in the world; it also suffers deep regional disparities. The country’s poorer eastern provinces, which have a history of ethnic violence, lag behind the rest of the country on human development indicators, infrastructure quality, and access to education. Despite the country’s overall progress, food insecurity and child malnutrition remain serious issues in the east. In other words, it is not just Indonesia’s income distribution that concerns us, but how unequal access to health care, education, and social services has become.

Our concern is widely shared. Last month, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world gathered at the Indonesian Development Forum to explore solutions to the many forms of inequality that are affecting Indonesia today. The challenges are complex, and discussions focused on the need for multipronged solutions. As Columbia University’s Jeffrey D. Sachs noted, greater investment in education, and more effective wealth redistribution strategies, are the key areas that Indonesia’s government must focus on.

The classroom is the foundation of sustainable development everywhere. Access to education is one of the best ways for poor or disadvantaged youth to become economically productive and climb out of poverty. Unfortunately, Indonesia’s public schools, especially in the east, are struggling with teacher absenteeism. Children who want to learn simply cannot when their instructors do not show up. Broadening access to education is not only about boosting enrollment rates; it also requires ensuring accountability and improving service quality.

Still, reforming the education sector alone will not be enough to close Indonesia’s wealth gap. Strategies that the government should consider include expanding social protection; creating more vocational-training programs; and overhauling the tax system. In many OECD countries, redistributive policies, like tax breaks and expansion of welfare benefits, have helped reduce inequality. If Indonesia is to hit the targets set by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for reducing inequality by 2030, it must follow these countries’ example.

There are many reasons to be hopeful. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesia’s Minister of National Development Planning, has helped make social inequality a key agenda item, following the direction of President Joko Widodo. This time next year, the Indonesia Development Forum will meet again to gauge progress in our efforts to tackle regional inequality.

Clearly, the political will exists to restore greater equality to Indonesia’s economy. If current leaders can remain as focused on their vision as the country’s founders were on theirs, Indonesia will again serve as a model of unity and strength for the region.

Article copyright: Project Syndicate (posted with permission)

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GLO President Zimmermann re-elected as Section Chair “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” of the Council of Academia Europaea

The Academia Europaea 29th Annual Conference 2017 takes place from September 3 – 6, 2017 in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. During this meeting on September 4, 2017, Zimmermann has been confirmed as Section Chair of “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” by the AE Council for another period of three years until the end of 2020. See also a related note on GLO Fellow Andreu Mas-Colell.

The Academia Europaea (AE) is The Academy of Europe, Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT Maastricht, Bonn University, and Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow) is the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and Section Chair of “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” of the AE.

Zimmermann in front of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest

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Andreu Mas-Colell speaks on “Is the era of work ending?”

The Academia Europaea (AE), The Academy of Europe, has awarded its prestigious Erasmus Medal in 2017 to Andreu Mas-Colell.  Andreu is a Member of Academia Europaea (MAE) and its section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”, a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), and one of the most prominent European economists of our time. For more details on the medal and the award winner.

In response to this honor, Andreu Mas-Colell will deliver a lecture on

“Is the era of work ending?”

during the Academia Europaea 29th Annual Conference 2017 in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, on Tuesday September 5, 2017.

Andreu Mas-Colell delivers a speculative talk on the future of work – and jobs – in economies subject to the scientific and technological advances associated with mechanization. Three propositions are defended: (i) that if it is made an overwhelming priority of public policy, the minimization of work is a possibility in the long-run, (ii) that the natural development of our managed economies will not necessarily lead to this outcome, and (iii) that this minimization of the role of work is an undesirable outcome that should not be fostered.

Andreu Mas-Colell

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.

 

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Impressive WageIndicator Foundation Conference Honored Innovator Kea Tijdens

On September 1, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) & the WageIndicator Foundation organized the 2017 Annual Conference on “Wages in Global Perspective: Monitoring Wages Worldwide through WageIndicator“. The conference took place at KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam. The conference program can be found HERE.

The event was lead by WageIndicator Foundation Director Paulien Osse and has honored AIAS Research Professsor Kea Tijdens, who just retired formally from her university obligations. Kea will continue to work for WageIndicator and AIAS, however.

The very successful WageIndicator movement had been initiated by Osse and Tijdens in 1999, and has now websites in more than 92 countries around the world and presents detailed information on all kinds of self-reported wages and salaries. The WageIndicator project is strongly supported by the GLOAIAS and the WageIndicator Foundation are partner institutions of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Osse and Tijdens are both GLO Fellows, while WageIndicator Foundation Director Paulien Osse also serves as a member of the GLO Founding Council and the GLO Advisory Board. Among the conference speakers were also GLO Fellow Martin Guzi (Masaryk Uni Brno and CELSI, Bratislava) and GLO Fellow Martin Kahanec (Central European University, Budapest, and CELSI, Bratislava) as well as GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO & UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University), among others.

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AIAS Research Professor Kea Tijdens & GLO Fellow

The event was an impressive documentation of the broad contributions for research and policy making the project has made since its start. It has enabled an entire generation of researchers to generate their work and  build careers.

The conference also discussed the future of the project. It is the intention to substantially increase the country coverage, to strengthen the methodological basis and to push for important new program areas including inequality, migration and the future of Africa.

Paulien Osse, WageIndicator Foundation & GLO Fellow, will continue leading and managing the important venture. GLO President Zimmermann announced the strong interest of his organization, to support the WageIndicator movement.

Paulien Osse and Klaus F. Zimmermann after the successful event.

Klaus F. Zimmermann in front of the conference venue, the KIT Royal Tropical Institute.

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Excellent Media Coverage of Prestigious Economics Conference in Umag/Croatia: Economics in a Changing World

The Experimental Economics Lab presented the 1st International Scientific Conference on Economics in a Changing World.  The conference was jointly organized with the Adriatic Economic Association and supported by the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the World Academy of Art and Science.

The organizational team of the event was lead by Dejan Kovac (Princeton University and GLO) and Boris Podobnik  (Zagreb University and GLO), who is also President of the Adriatic Economic Association (AEA).

Keynote speakers Joshua Angrist (MIT and GLO), Alan B. Krueger (Princeton University and GLO) and Henry Farber (Princeton University) together with a larger number of contributed papers were part of an impressive conference program that took place on August 27-28 2017 in Umag/Croatia in one of the best holiday resorts of the country.

Among the conference papers were contributions of GLO Managing Director Matloob Piracha (Kent University) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT; Maastricht University and Bonn University).

Matloob Piracha (right) and Klaus F. Zimmermann (left) in Umag/Croatia in the conference hotel.

 

In the center is the prominent speaker group:  Angrist, Farber, Krueger

 

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MEDIA COVERAGE
The conference had excellent media coverage – all main national TVs, all main national and local news agencies + more than 50 web portals from Croatia, but also Bosnia, Serbia and Macedonia. The event  had also 8 billboards around Croatia.
VIDEO FILES – NATIONAL TV
Interviews
News reports and other
 
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The next generation of “Monitoring Wages Worldwide”: Discussion meeting in Amsterdam on September 1, 2017

On September 1, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) & the WageIndicator Foundation will organize their 2017 Annual Conference on “Wages in Global Perspective: Monitoring Wages Worldwide through WageIndicator“. AIAS and the WageIndicator Foundation are partner institutions of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

The event is lead by WageIndicator Foundation Director Paulien Osse and AIAS Research Coordinator Kea Tijdens. The WageIndicator movement had been initiated by Osse and Tijdens in 1999, and has now websites in more than 92 countries around the world and presents detailed information on all kinds of self-reported wages and salaries. The WageIndicator project is strongly supported by the GLO.

Osse and Tijdens are both GLO Fellows, while WageIndicator Foundation Director Paulien Osse also serves as a member of the GLO Founding Council and the GLO Advisory Board. Among the conference speakers are also GLO Fellow Martin Guzi (Masaryk Uni Brno and CELSI, Bratislava) and GLO Fellow Martin Kahanec (Central European University, Budapest, and CELSI, Bratislava) as well as GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO & UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University), among others.

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Paulien Osse, Wage Indicator Foundation & GLO Fellow

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AIAS Research Coordinator Kea Tijdens & GLO Fellow

The conference will take place at KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam. The conference program can be found HERE.

 The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced labour Studies (AIAS) is an institute for multidisciplinary research and teaching at the University of Amsterdam.
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GLO Fellow John Haisken-DeNew of Melbourne University will speak at UNU-MERIT

On a forthcoming trip through Europe, GLO Fellow John P. Haisken-DeNew of Melbourne University will also visit POP at UNU-MERIT on September 18, 2017. He will exchange his recent research and present a paper in the UNU-MERIT seminar at noon on:

Unawareness and Selective Disclosure: The Effect of School Quality Information on Property Prices

The seminar will be chaired by Hugo Confraria (Joint UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Seminar Series). Klaus F. Zimmermann, Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT and President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) will be present.

Further information on John P. Haisken – DeNew.

GLO Fellow John P. Haisken-DeNew

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ALMR Workshop with GLO Fellow Boyd Hunter and Klaus F. Zimmermann in Canberra/Australia

The 28th Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop showcases high-quality labour economic research that engages actively with policy makers. The workshop will be held on 6-7 December 2017 at The Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit Barton, Canberra, Australia.

The event takes place under the leadership of GLO Fellow Boyd Hunter (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University). GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann will provide a keynote on “The European Migration Challenge”.

The timing of the 2017 ALMR Workshop is designed to dovetail with the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Inaugural Conference to be held in Canberra on 7-9 December 2017 Please note that the AASLE Conference is a SEPARATE event from the 2017 ALMR Workshop and people wanting to attend both will need to register separately for each event. One can register for the 2017 ALMR Workshop at Eventbrite.

 

GLO Fellow Boyd Hunter

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GLO Session at Conference in Malaysia – Pictures of the Event

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) had organized a special session in the Inaugural International Conference on Applied Economics and Policy (ICAEP),  which took place at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur on August 21-22, 2017.

GLO Cluster Head for South-East Asia Professor M Niaz Asadullah successfully organized a GLO session on issues related to women in the labor market in emerging Asian economies at the recently inaugural ICAEP 2017 conference at the University of Malaya. In total, four
papers were presented (see below). More details. Rafal Chomik of the University of New South Wales elaborated on key demographic changes affecting labor markets in Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries and the importance of increased female labor market participation to sustain economic growth. The remaining three papers discussed various country-specific challenges related to female employment. GLO Affiliate Saizi Xiao discussed the decline in female labor force participation in China while Sharifah Nabilah of the International Islamic University Malaysia spoke about the challenges of retaining women in the Malaysian labor market. The last presentation by Niaz Asadullah focused on Bangladesh and emphasized the importance of decent jobs and the need to improve working conditions and protect rights of female workers to attract more women into the labor market.

The GLO session on August 21, 2017 has been:

M Niaz Asadullah & Fahema Talukder
The Paradox of the Contented Female Worker: Evidence from Bangladesh’s RMG Sector
Saizi Xiao & M Niaz Asadullah
Leftover Women? Gender Norms and Male-Female Difference in Paid Work Participation in China
Sharifah Nabilah Syed Salleh, M Niaz Asadullah & Norma Mansor
Women’s Market Work and Unpaid Care Responsibilities: Who Exits the Labor Market in Malaysia?
Rafal Chomik, John Piggott & Peter McDonald
The Impact of Demographic Change on Labour Supply and Economic Growth in APEC

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Sharifah Nabilah (International Islamic University Malaysia), M Niaz Asadullah (GLO & University of Malaya), Rafal Chomik (University of New South Wales) and Saizi Xiao (GLO Affiliate & PhD candidate at University of Malaya)

Rafal Chomik (University of New South Wales)

M Niaz Asadullah (GLO & University of Malaya)

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Major Breakthrough: FOM – University of Applied Sciences and GLO collaborate

In a major breakthrough, FOM – University of Applied Sciences and GLO  have decided to collaborate and have already started a few joint initiatives!

FOM – University of Applied Sciences, Germany’s biggest private institute of higher education and engaged in the education of professionals, and the Global Labor Organization (GLO), an organization providing global networking in science, will intensify their collaboration. Activities will include joint research activities on education, inequality, conferences and societal activities on a national and global level.

A university for professionals which is providing the opportunity to obtain a state-recognized university degree without having to give up work or restrict the professional activity – this has been the objective of FOM University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Ökonomie and Management) since its foundation in 1993. With more than 42,500 students, FOM is Germany’s biggest private institute of higher education. It has been accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities, Germany’s most important advisory body for science policy. FOM is supported by the non-profit Stiftung BildungsCentrum der Wirtschaft. Experienced speakers from the academic world and industry give on-site lectures at 29 study centers throughout Germany.

FOM – Affiliates Franz-Peter Lang (Braunschweig University and FOM), Andreas Oberheitmann (FOM German-Sino School of Business & Technology) and Manuela Zipperling (FOM Berlin) are all GLO Fellows supporting the collaboration. Franz-Peter Lang also just became a member of the GLO Advisory Board.

Zimmermann had recently visited the FOM Headquarter in Düsseldorf/Germany to discuss the joint ventures. Harald Beschorner, Chancellor of the FOM, stated: “We are looking forward to interact with such a prominent global network, which is part of our mission.” And Klaus F. Zimmermann, President of the GLO, expects “a larger number of fruitful and significant joint projects in research and education. We are proud to partner with FOM, which is a strong player on the market for higher education.”

GLO Fellows Franz Peter Lang (TU Braunschweig and FOM, left) and Christian Leßmann (Director of the Institute of Economics, TU Braunschweig) after a public lecture of Zimmermann (middle) at Braunschweig University in May 2017.

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GLO Fellows Niaz Asadullah & Maliki Achmad in Jakarta “Fighting Inequality”

GLO South-East Asia Cluster Head and Malaysia Lead Niaz Asadullah was participating in the Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) on “Fighting Inequality for Better Growth”, which took place in Jakarta on 9 and 10 August 2017. He spoke about the role of education in reducing inequality in Malaysia and participated in a panel discussion on multidimensional inequality.  GLO Fellow Dr Maliki had invited papers for presentation.
The Indonesia Development Forum (IDF), initiated by the Ministry of National Planning Agency/ BAPPENAS, is a platform for government, private sector, academia, and other members of society to collaborate for shaping development agendas.

At the conference: GLO Fellows Niaz Asadullah and Maliki Achmad next to Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University)

Again: GLO Fellows Niaz Asadullah and Maliki Achmad

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New GLO Research Groups on “Green Jobs” & “African Labor Markets”

The GLO network will engage in fostering research on “green jobs” and “African labor markets”. For this purpose, research clusters have been established on Green Employment Creation and Labor Markets in Africa. Green and circular economies are increasingly used in transition to sustainable development. Although growing fast, the African continent faces a larger number structural challenges. For further details see the GLO cluster page.

The GLO Cluster Lead for both initiatives is GLO Fellow Almas Heshmati.  He is Professor of Economics at Jönköping University (Sweden) and Sogang University (Korea) and can be contacted under heshmati@sogang.ac.kr.

Heshmati has held  positions at the Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan Hawler, and the MTT Agrifood Research (Finland). He was Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), The United Nations University during 2001-2004. From 1998 until 2001, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden, 1994), where he held a Senior Researcher position until 1998. His research interests include applied microeconomics, globalization, development strategy, efficiency, productivity and growth with application to manufacturing and services. In addition to a large number of scientific journal articles he has published books on EU Lisbon Process, Global Inequality, East Asian Manufacturing, Chinese Economy, Technology Transfer, Information Technology, Water Resources, Landmines, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Development Economics, World Values, Economic Growth, Development and Growth in Africa.

 

Almas Heshmati’s research interests include applied microeconomics. In recent years his research is on development economics and growth in Africa.

“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)

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# We all stand with CEU!

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EBES Conference in Bangkok in January 2018: Submission Deadline 31 October 2017

The GLO – affiliated Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) invites researchers to present their work at the 24th EBES Conference in Bangkok/Thailand on January 10-12, 2018. The event is jointly organized with the Faculty of Business Administration of Kasetsart University. The Submission Deadline is October 31, 2017. The GLO is the Global Labor Organization.

Call for Contributions
You are cordially invited to submit your abstracts or papers for presentation consideration at the 24th EBES Conference that will take place on January 10-12, 2018 at the Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square in Bangkok, Thailand, jointly organized with the Faculty of Business Administration, Kasetsart University.

The conference aims to bring together many distinguished researchers from all over the world. Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues. Although we focus on Europe and Asia, all papers from major economics, finance, and business fields – theoretical or empirical – are highly encouraged.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Jonathan Batten, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Board
Prof. Jonathan Batten, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, U.S.A.
Prof. Peter Rangazas, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, U.S.A.
Prof. Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. John Rust, Georgetown University, U.S.A., and GLO
Prof. Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy, and GLO
Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and GLO

Abstract/Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts or papers no later than October 31, 2017. For submission, please visit the website. No submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to ebes@ebesweb.org.

Publication Opportunities
Qualified papers will be published in the EBES journals (no submission and publication fees). EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) are published by Springer and indexed in the Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), EconLit, EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest, ABI/INFORM, Business Source,  International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), OCLC, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Summon by ProQuest, TOC Premier, Cabell’s Directory, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, and Google Scholar.

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 the USB. After the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to send their paper to be published in the Springer’s series Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics (no submission and publication fees).

This will also be sent to Thomson Reuters in order to be reviewed for coverage in its Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Please note that the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th EBES Conference Proceedings are accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index. 16th, 18th and subsequent conference proceedings are in progress.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 31, 2017
Reply-by: November 8, 2017
Registration deadline: December 4, 2017
Announcement of the Program: December 7, 2017

Contact
Ugur Can (ebes@ebesweb.org)
Dr. Ender Demir (demir@ebesweb.org) and GLO

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GLO President receives prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University), has been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award. He will be resident in November and December 2017 at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

  • The Melbourne Institute is Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution. Renowned for developing longitudinal research tools and using data to build an evidence base for reform, the Institute has been powering effective change for more than 50 years.
  • Zimmermann is President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), an organization engaging for evidence-based policy making and Honorary Professor of the Free University of Berlin, Maastricht University, and Renmin University, Beijing. He is Past-President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Previous academic positions at Princeton University, Harvard University, Bonn University, University of Pennsylvania, Munich University, Kyoto University, Dartmouth College and Mannheim University, among others.

During his Australian visit, Zimmermann will give public lectures and research seminars at the University of Melbourne and various other places, including seminars at the Inaugural Conference of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) in Canberra at the premises of the Australian National University in December 2017.

 

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GLO Session at ICAEP Conference in Kuala Lumpur now up

Full conference program and GLO session now up!

Inaugural International Conference on Applied Economics and Policy (ICAEP) 2017, Kuala Lumpur, August 21-22, 2017

GLO is organizing a special session in the Inaugural International Conference on Applied Economics and Policy (ICAEP) 2017 , to be held at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur on August 21-22, 2017. Four papers will be presented on topics related to women’s labor market participation and performance in three Asian countries (China, Bangladesh, and Malaysia) as well as the impact of demographic change on labour supply and economic growth in APEC region. The session will be chaired by GLO Fellow M Niaz Asadullah.

Here is the GLO session on August 21, 2017:

M Niaz Asadullah & Fahema Talukder
The Paradox of the Contented Female Worker: Evidence from Bangladesh’s RMG Sector
Saizi Xiao & M Niaz Asadullah
Leftover Women? Gender Norms and Male-Female Difference in Paid Work Participation in China
Sharifah Nabilah Syed Salleh, M Niaz Asadullah & Norma Mansor
Women’s Market Work and Unpaid Care Responsibilities: Who Exits the Labor Market in Malaysia?
Rafal Chomik, John Piggott & Peter McDonald
The Impact of Demographic Change on Labour Supply and Economic Growth in APEC

 

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GLO Fellow Niaz Asadullah is Professor at the University of Malaya and GLO South-East Asia Cluster Head and GLO Malaysia Lead.

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Career Training & Scientific Publications: INBAM & GLO Collaborate

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the International Network of Business & Management Journal Editors (INBAM) share the mission to support young researchers as early and later career academics around the globe in the development, composition and publishing of their research papers in reputable journals. They provide support through training workshops which event organizers might want to use.  A permanent link is provided at the GLO website.

INBAM, a UK registered charity, is an association of current and former editors of Thomson Reuter ISI-rated journals and an institutional member of the GLO. A central INBAM objective is the support of young researchers, early and later career academics around the globe, in the development, composition and publishing of their research papers in reputable journals.

To this end, INBAM brings together its editor members and academic researchers in a mutually supportive system of workshops, conferences and training sessions in different countries, especially where the supportive framework is in a development phase.

While INBAM makes presentations at major international conferences, its main thrust lies in running one or two–day tailor-made workshops, comprising formal presentations, hands-on break-out sessions and advisory clinics on a one-to-one basis. INBAM’s services are provided free of charge, but operating costs are to be covered by Workshop sponsors.

Further information available from: admin@inbam-editors.org

INBAM website: https://www.inbam-editors.org/

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