Quo vadis? NBER, CEPR, IZA, GLO, ….

Among the large number of scientific organizations, societies, academies of sciences, institutes and think-tanks, in economics some prominent networks are the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Why do we need various scientific international organizations?

One simple answer is because the world has become more and more anti-global and increasingly favors evidence-free policy making, which needs a counter-balance. The other is that research and its transfer to society is not a zero-sum game, but a public good that in its core is non-rival. And the pragmatic one is that scientists are independent individuals, they do what they want to engage for anyway.

Facing reality, exchanging, meeting, debating, understanding, sharing, competing, collaborating is what applied science is all about. Yes, we increasingly understand the value of identities, but also that there are always mutual identities in real life fitting together.

This is the spirit upon which the Global Labor Organization (GLO) was created in March 2017 with its website glabor.org. The GLO network currently consists of over 700 individuals and 30 organizations covering 91 countries.

Perhaps it is not surprising that the heads of the two most influential economic networks in economics, Jim Poterba (NBER) and Richard Baldwin (CEPR), early on both welcomed the new initiative. And that Richard Baldwin, President of CEPR, wrote as an endorsement for the GLO:

“Slow growth and rapid economic transformation have pressured labor markets across to world. No two nations have identical problems but many nations share common ills including high youth unemployment, income inequality, skills mismatches, premature retirement and excessively large differences in conditions between temporary and permanent contracts. At the same time, the emergence of big data sets and the microeconometrics to use them has started to produce detailed policy-relevant analysis.

The Global Labor Organization aims to support researchers help each other produce better and more relevant work. This strikes me as a great idea and a much needed initiative.

When I was asked to join the CEPR as a Research Fellow in 1990, a concern was what my university would think about sharing my output with a foreign organization. “All sides will win”, was my conclusion at the time, which I think strongly materialized.

I stepped down as a Program Director of CEPR for Labor Economics in 2002 after a decade of service. Already 1998 I created the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) as the Founding Director, operating in key positions in the two networks for a few years. I happily remained a CEPR Research Fellow, thereafter, supporting the CEPR network over the years as I do now.

And also Daniel S. Hamermesh, Network Coordinator of the IZA, frequently writes:

“I see that you are listed as a leader of Klaus Zimmermann’s new online, putative network, GLABOR. At IZA we have no problem with someone being a Fellow of that group and the IZA.

Hence, there are no conflicts of being a member in various networks.

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The World’s Most Liveable City: Melbourne, I am coming

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University; President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), an organization engaging for evidence-based policy making), will be resident in November and December 2017 at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Zimmermann has been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award.

During his Australian visit, Zimmermann will give public lectures and research seminars in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong and Sydney, among others.

With pleasure we notice that Melbourne has just been ranked to be the world’s most liveable city! “Melbourne, I am coming!”

 

“Melbourne, I am coming!”

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# We Stand with CEU: MAE & GLO Economists in 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).

This is an invitation 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.

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

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

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

Participants on the panel:

Martin Kahanec, CEU, CELSI, MAE & GLO

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

Andreu Mas-Colell

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

Sergiu Hart

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

Frederick van der Ploeg

 

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

# We all stand with CEU!

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Bangkok 2018: Submission Deadline for EBES Conference is 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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Prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award to Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University

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 Labor Workshop in Malaysia: Session now online

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is present with a session at a conference at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur presenting work of GLO Fellows M Niaz Asadullah and John Piggott. Asadullah is also the GLO South-East Asia Cluster Head.

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 with INBAM supported by GLO

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) headed by its President Klaus F. Zimmermann 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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GLO Activities in Asia: Two events in Jakarta & Kuala Lumpur

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an international, independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that has no institutional position. The GLO functions as an global network and virtual platform for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the general public interested in scientific research and its policy and societal implications on global labor markets, demographic challenges and human resources. President of the GLO is Klaus F. Zimmermann.

GLO members organize, lead and present in scientific activities in August 2017 in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) conference on “Fighting Inequality for Better Growth”, Jakarta, August 10 and 11,2017

GLO South-East Asia Cluster Head and Malaysia Lead Niaz Asadullah is participating in the Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) on “Fighting Inequality for Better Growth”, which will be held in Jakarta on 9 and 10 August 2017. He’ll talk about the role of education in reducing inequality in Malaysia as well participate 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.

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 Niaz Asadullah.

 

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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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Forthcoming Umag/Croatia-Excel Conference: Program is up!

The Experimental Economics Lab presents the 1st International Scientific Conference on Economics in a Changing World. The event takes place on August 27-28 2017 in Umag/Croatia in one of the best holiday resorts of the country.

The impressive conference program with keynote speakers Joshua Angrist (MIT), Alan B. Krueger (Princeton University) and Henry Farber (Princeton University) together with a larger number of contributed papers is now online.

The conference is 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 is lead by Dejan Kovac (Princeton University and GLO).

Dejan Kovač's profile photo    Dejan Kovac

 

Among the speakers are GLO Fellows Joshua Angrist (MIT), Stepan Jurajda (CERGE-EI) and Dejan Kovac (Princeton University), GLO Affiliate Patrick Nüß (Kiel University), GLO Managing Director Matloop Piracha (University of Kent) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT). Stepan Jurajda and Klaus F. Zimmermann are also chairing sessions on Financial Economics and Econometrics,  (Jurajda) and Political Economy (Zimmermann).

“In the past decade, we have witnessed how different sets of events can trigger global economic changes. From the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis to today’s increasing number of political and conflict-related shocks, no nation’s economy has proven resistant to these changes. The complexity of interactions between economic and political factors has increased and these elements ought to be incorporated into future policies. A new development agenda should carry forward the spirit of active response to changes, seeking an answer to the questions of what should and can be done to anticipate changes and transform economies for the better. Practical focus of the Conference is highlighting the agenda of challenges, topics of migrations, national security, poverty, education, economic growth and healthcare to fulfill our vision of promoting sustainable development worldwide.”

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    Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT and GLO)

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Just OUT: Journal of Population Economics; Vol 30, No.4

Journal of Population Economics: Volume 30 Number 4 is now available online!

In this issue

Original Paper

The effect of child maltreatment on illegal and problematic behaviour: new evidence on the ‘cycle of violence’ using twins data

Violeta Misheva, Dinand Webbink & Nicholas G. Martin

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The impact of high-stakes school admission exams on study achievements: quasi-experimental evidence from Slovakia

Miroslava Federičová & Daniel Münich

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Gender gaps in early educational achievement

Deborah A. Cobb-Clark & Julie Moschion

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Fertility effects of child benefits

Regina T. Riphahn & Frederik Wiynck

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Family policy and maternal employment in the Czech transition: a natural experiment

Alzbeta Mullerova

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A cohort perspective of the effect of unemployment on fertility

Héctor Pifarré i Arolas

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Intergenerational mobility in Sweden: a regional perspective

Stefanie Heidrich

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Health responses to a wealth shock: evidence from a Swedish tax reform

Oscar Erixson

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Ability drain: size, impact, and comparison with brain drain under alternative immigration policies

Maurice Schiff

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Sibling rivalry and gender gap: intrahousehold substitution of male and female educational investments from male migration prospects

Slesh A. Shrestha & Nethra Palaniswamy

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