The Future of Europe after the European Elections. Public Debate at the Central European University, Budapest, on June 5, 2019.

Quo Vadis Europe after the European elections? Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann (both Budapest) debated on June 5, 2019 with Elsa Fornero (Turin) and Jonathan Portes (London) the consequences and perspectives for Europe in front of a larger audience. Zimmermann, President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), was chairing and moderating the event; Fornero, Kahanec and Portes are GLO Fellows.

From the left during the panel: Klaus F. Zimmermann, Chair, Budapest and Bonn; Jonathan Portes, London; Elsa Fornero, Turin; and Martin Kahanec, Budapest and Vienna.

After the panel during a joint dinner from the left: NE-D Senator Tanya Cook, USA; CEU Professor Anil Duman and GLO Fellow; Turin Professor and Former Labor Minister Elsa Fornero; CEU Dean and Professor Martin Kahanec; and Klaus F. Zimmermann, George Soros Chair, CEU, and GLO President.

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GLO President Zimmermann was visiting the Romanian National Bank in Bucharest

On May 31, Klaus F. Zimmermann (President GLO & EBES, and George Soros Chair at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, participated and spoke in Brasov/Romania at the conference„Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2019). See Report.

On June 2, he moved to Bucharest to speak on June 4 at a large and well attended internal seminar of the Romanian Central Bank followed by an intensive exchange with the staff of the bank. The topic of the lecture at the bank was: “Labor Mobility after the European Elections”. He returned to Budapest on June 4 in the night.

The hands on the gold reserves of the Romanian National Bank:

Front and back sides of the Romanian National Bank in the Old Town of Bucharest

Impressions from Bucharest Old Town with farewell music

Farewell concert in Brasov on June 2, 2019.

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Conference Program Out for Kigali June 12-14, 2019: 4th International Conference of Eastern Africa Business and Economic Watch (4th EABEW-2019)

The conference (see further information) takes place at the College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda, with GLO support. GLO Fellows Manfred Fischedick, Almas Heshmati and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann are among the invited speakers. Almas Heshmati is the academic Lead of the GLO Research Cluster on “Labor Markets in Africa”. GLO Fellow Rama B. Rao is the Chair of the Organizing Committee of the conference. GLO President and George Soros Chair at the Central European University (CEU) Zimmermann will speak about “The value of global labor mobility”. The preliminary program is out.

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Klaus F. Zimmermann visits Brasov in Romania

On May 31, Klaus F. Zimmermann (President GLO & EBES, and George Soros Chair at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, participated in Brasov/Romania in the conference „Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2019).

The event was organized by the Transilvania University of Brasov and supported by the Institute for Economic Forecasting of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, and GLO. The keynote speakers were Alexandru Minea (University of Auvergne), Jeffrey A. Robinson (Rutgers Business School) and Klaus F. Zimmermann. Zimmermann spoke about “Pushing for quality research: Publishing in good journals”. The full program can be found here.

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GLO & EBES President spoke in Coventry/UK on May 29.

May 29-31: Coventry, UK. 28th EBES conference. The Eurasia Business and Economics Society(EBES) met with support of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) at the Coventry Business School. For the full program see here. EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann, who is also the President of GLO and George Soros Chair at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, had opened the EBES congress in the morning with his welcome speech.

EBES President Zimmermann and the Conference Team (from the left):
Aylin Akin, Merve Erdemir, Ugur Can and Ender Demir.

On May 29, GLO members were involved in two important conference panel sessions:

EBES & GLO Panel on “The Future of Europe and Brexit after the EU Elections”:

09:30-10:30
Chair & Introduction: Klaus F. Zimmermann, President, EBES & GLO & Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, EBES, GLO, & Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
Matloob Piracha, Director GLO & University of Kent, United Kingdom
Dorothea Schäfer, DIW Berlin, GLO, & Jönköping University, Sweden
Marco Vivarelli, GLO& Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, Italy

JOURNAL EDITORS SPECIAL SESSION: How to Publish in WOS Journals?

14:30-15:50
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Economics (SSCI)
David B. Audretsch, Editor-in-Chief, Small Business Economics (SSCI)
Marco Vivarelli, Editor-in-Chief, Eurasian Business Review (SSCI)
Dorothea Schäfer, Editor-in-Chief, Eurasian Economic Review (Scopus & ESCI)

Editor-in-Chiefs (from the right): David Audretsch (Small Business Economics), Marco Vivarelli (Eurasia Business Review) & Klaus F. Zimmermann (Journal of Population Economics) — all present in Coventry
EBES Editor-in-Chiefs Dorothea Schäfer (Eurasia Economics Review) & Marco Vivarelli with a large number of conference participants.

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Re-visiting Romania: GLO President speaks in the next days at two events.

Klaus F. Zimmermann is the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and George Soros Chair at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. During his one-week-visit to Romania, he will speak at two events.

31 May – June 1: Transilvania University of Brasov

International Conference „Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2019)

Organized by the Transilvania University of Brasov and supported by the Institute for Economic Forecasting of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, and GLO.

The keynote speakers are Alexandru Minea (University of Auvergne), Jeffrey A. Robinson (Rutgers Business School) and Klaus F. Zimmermann.

Klaus F. Zimmermann will speak about “Pushing for quality research: Publishing in good journals”.

June 4: National Bank of Romania, Bucharest

Internal speech on “Labor Mobility after the European Elections”

2016 in front of the Academia Romana in Bucharest

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EBES President visits Coventry Business School on May 28-29, 2019

May 29-31: Coventry, UK. 28th EBES conference.The Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) meets with support of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) at the Coventry Business School. For the full program see here.

EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann, who is also the President of GLO, will open the EBES congress on Wednesday. GLO members are involved in two important conference panel sessions, among others, on Wednesday May 29:

EBES & GLO Panel on “The Future of Europe and Brexit after the EU Election”:

09:30-10:30
Chair & Introduction: Klaus F. Zimmermann, President, EBES & GLO & Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, EBES, GLO, & Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
Matloob Piracha, Director GLO & University of Kent, United Kingdom
Dorothea Schäfer, DIW Berlin, GLO, & Jönköping University, Sweden
Marco Vivarelli, GLO& Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, Italy

JOURNAL EDITORS SPECIAL SESSION: How to Publish in WOS Journals?

14:30-15:50
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Economics (SSCI)
David B. Audretsch, Editor-in-Chief, Small Business Economics (SSCI)
Marco Vivarelli, Editor-in-Chief, Eurasian Business Review (SSCI)
Dorothea Schäfer, Editor-in-Chief, Eurasian Economic Review (Scopus & ESCI)

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May 2019 private Budapest impressions

Heavily debated memories
A Parliamentary View

Budapest: A wonderful place to work and live…..

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Wine from the 3D Printer? Report from a Budapest – Uppsala Trip. Zimmermann participates in Academia Europaea Class Meeting at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala.

As in 2018, Klaus F. Zimmermann has visited the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. (See past year report and pictures.) He is the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and George Soros Chair at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. As MAE and Section Chair of the Academia Europaea (AE), the Academy of Europe, he participated in a Class Meeting on May 20-21, 2019. The business meeting, among other strategic issues, debated and decided on the nomination of new AE members.

Arlanda. Stockholm-Uppsala Airport lounge on May 21, 2019. Red and white wine from 3D printing? NOT YET – but from the tap.

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Budapest June 5, 2019. Public debate at the Central European University about the future of Europe after the European elections.

Quo Vadis Europe after the elections? Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann (both Budapest) debate with Elsa Fornero (Turin) and Jonathan Portes (London) the consequences and perspectives for Europe. The panel debate will be public. Wednesday, June 5, 2019. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Nador utca 15, Tiered 103. Central European University (CEU), Budapest.

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