Princeton Economics Moved to New Building

Effectively on January 1, 2017 the entire Economics Department and its sections moved to a new building, the Louis A. Simpson International Building, on Washington Road 20, Princeton. Hence, my new postal address is:

Klaus F. Zimmermann, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section, Louis A. Simpson International Bldg., Washington Road 20, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544

 

Orientation in the new building

 

On the way to the Industrial Relations Section

 

Entering the Industrial Relations Section

 

View from my office on the Robertson Hall, part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs

 

Ready to work

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Zimmermann spoke at ASSA 2017 on the Refugee Crisis

January 6, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, USA: As part of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (ASSA 2017), the largest gathering of economists world-wide (with over 13,000 participants), which took place in Chicago, IL on January 5-8, 2017, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University, and on leave from Bonn University, spoke on the European refugee crisis. The talk was part of a session organized by the Washington DC based Society of Government Economists.

The crowded session featured some of the best migration economists, including session chair Madeline Zavodny, (Agnes Scott College), Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis), Pia M. Orrenius (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Amelie Constant (Princeton University and UNU-MERIT) and Klaus F. Zimmermann (Princeton University, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT). The prominent discussants were Laura M. Argys (University of Colorado Denver), Todd A. Sorensen (University of Nevada, Reno),  Joseph Cordes, (George Washington University)  and Madeline Zavodny, (Agnes Scott College).

The session program: Policy Callenges of Migration (Refugees and EVerify)

Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis): The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave: Synthetic Control Method Meets the Mariel Boatlift (with Vasil Yasenov, University of California, Davis)

Pia M. Orrenius (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas): The Effects of State Work Eligibility Verification Laws on Labor Market Turnover (with Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College)

Amelie F. Constant (Princeton University and UNU-MERIT): Internal and External Migration Patterns in the United States and the European Union: Some Policy Considerations

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Princeton University and UNU – MERIT): Refugee Flows, Labor Mobility and Europe

Zimmermann at the 2017 ASSA meeting, Chicago. He was recently appointed Honorary Professor at Maastricht University.

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Kuznets Prize to Binnur Balkan and Semih Tumen

January 5, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago: At a reception organized by Springer Nature, a major scientific publisher, a large crowd of scientists and members of the publication and think tank communities were celebrating the 30th birthday of the Journal of Population Economics. The Journal is now at the forefront of research publication in economic demography. The event took place as part of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (ASSA 2017), the largest gathering of economists world-wide (with far more than 10,000 participants), which took place in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday).

Kuznets Prize 2017

At the reception, the 2017 Kuznets Prize for the best article published in the 2016 volume of the Journal of Population Economics and selected by the editors was granted to Binnur Balkan and Semih Tumen from the Central Bank of Turkey for their article “Immigration and prices: quasi-experimental evidence from Syrian refugees in Turkey,” Journal of Population Economics (2016), 29(3), pp. 657-686.

Read more: Kuznets Prize 2017

The article exploits the regional variation in the unexpected (or forced) inflow of Syrian refugees as a natural experiment to estimate the impact of immigration on consumer prices in Turkey. Using a difference-in-differences strategy and a comprehensive data set on the regional prices of CPI items, the authors find that general level of consumer prices has declined by approximately 2.5 % due to immigration. Prices of goods and services have declined in similar magnitudes. The authors highlight that the channel through which the price declines take place is the informal labor market. Syrian refugees supply inexpensive informal labor and, thus, substitute the informal native workers especially in informal-labor intensive sectors. The authors document that prices in these sectors have fallen by around 4 %, while the prices in the formal labor-intensive sectors have almost remained unchanged. Increase in the supply of informal immigrant workers generates labor cost advantages and keeps prices lower in the informal labor-intensive sectors.

Semih Tumen (author left) receives the prize from Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief) of the Journal of Population Economics.

Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University, on leave from Bonn University, was also presenting the first issue 2017 of the Journal of Population Economics, where the prize is documented. Zimmermann created the Journal with a team 30 years ago together with the publisher, Springer. Publisher Nicholas Philipson of Springer New York was introducing the event.

Nicholas Philipson (left) and Zimmermann

About the authors

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Binnur Balkan is a first year PhD student at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

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Semih Tumen is an Economist and Director General at the Structural Economic Research Department at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.

 

Read more about the Kuzents Prize and previous winners here.

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Chicago: ASSA 2017 Celebrates 30 Years of Population Economics Research

January 5, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago: At a reception organized by Springer Nature, a major scientific publisher, a large crowd of scientists and members of the publication and think tank communities were celebrating the 30th birthday of the Journal of Population Economics. The Journal is now at the forefront of research publication in economic demography. The event took place as part of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (ASSA 2017), the largest gathering of economists world-wide (with far more than 10,000 participants), which took place in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday).

30 years of JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS

Three decades of dedication in publishing outstanding theoretical and insightful applied research in all areas of population economics were celebrated. The Journal of Population Economics, an independent and international quarterly journal that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics, has been hosted by the ‘POP Centre‘ at UNU-MERIT since April 2016.

Issue 1/2017, already published on 29 October 2016, marks an important landmark for the journal, as it enters its 30th year of successful academic service. The article “Three decades of publishing research in population economics” highlights and reviews selected developments in the very successful 30 years of publishing high-quality research in population economics.

Read more: Celebrating 30 Years of the Journal of Population Economics

Read more: Some views on the Journal of Population Economics by Nobel Laureates and leading academics from economics, history, sociology, political science and demography.

Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University, on leave from Bonn University, is presenting the first issue 2017 of the Journal of Population Economics. He created the Journal with his team 30 years ago together with the publisher, Springer, and lead it to success.

 

Time to party: Publisher Nicholas Philipson of Springer New York was introducing Zimmermann and expressed his gratitude for the long-term successful, cooperative and reliable partnership. Zimmermann thanked Springer for the ongoing trust and support over the decades, which was the basis for the ongoing success story. He also thanked his co-editors, the entire editorial team, thousands of referees and authors who trusted in the future of the journal.

It is done; something to be proud of…..

 

To share the success with so many of the present long-time supporters of the event ….

 

Number of submissions and articles over the last 20 years.                            Source: Brown/Zimmermann (2017)                                                                                               In 2016, the Journal has received many more than 500 submissions! 

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Acceptance Rates                                                                                                                Source: Brown/Zimmermann (2017)

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SSCI Impact Factor                                                                                                                Source: Brown/Zimmermann (2017)

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For further details on the performance of the journal see (open access):

The article “Three decades of publishing research in population economics” highlights and reviews selected developments in the very successful 30 years of publishing high-quality research in population economics.

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Zimmermann Honorary Professor Maastricht University

Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University and UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, has been granted an honorary appointment for the honorary chair “Economics and Human Resources Innovation”. As an Honorary Professor, he will be associated with the Department of Economics of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University.

Zimmermann in front of UNU-MERIT, Maastricht

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Zimmermann spoke in New Delhi on Mental Health Challenges

On December 19-21, 2016, the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi had organized its prestigious 12th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development. (See the conference program for further details.)

At the conference, Klaus F. Zimmermann (Princeton University and UNU-MERIT) spoke on December 21 about his paper (with Shyamal Chowdhury and Annabelle Krause) on Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water and Mental Health and chaired a session on Environment.

The paper can be accessed here:

Chowdhury, Shamal, Annabelle Krause & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016,                              Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water and Mental Health,                                      Working Paper #607, Princeton University, Industrial Relations Section                                  UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-037;                                                                                        ZEF -Discussion Papers on Development Policy, No.222

Zimmermann at the Indian Statistical Institute

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Milestones for Population Economics

Many more than 10,000 economists will soon assemble at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (ASSA 2017) which will take place in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday). The headquarters hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Chicago; the co-headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Interested conference participants are invited to join the Journal of Population Economics Reception at the 2017 ASSA Annual Meeting to celebrate

30 years of JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS

and the

2017 KUZNETS PRIZE.

The Reception will take place on Friday 6 January, 2017, from 5-6 pm at the Springer Booth, Exhibit Hall, #514.

30 years of JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS

Three decades of dedication in publishing outstanding theoretical and insightful applied research in all areas of population economics are to celebrate. The Journal of Population Economics, an independent and international quarterly journal that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics, has been hosted by the ‘POP Centre‘ at UNU-MERIT since April 2016.

Issue 1/2017, published on 29 October 2016, marks an important landmark for the journal, as it enters its 30th year of successful academic service. The article “Three decades of publishing research in population economics” highlights and reviews selected developments in the very successful 30 years of publishing high-quality research in population economics.

Read more: Celebrating 30 Years of the Journal of Population Economics

Read more: Some views on the Journal of Population Economics by Nobel Laureates and leading academics from economics, history, sociology, political science and demography.

2017 KUZNETS PRIZE

The 2017 Kuznets Prize goes to Binnur Balkan and Semih Tumen from the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey for their article “Immigration and prices: quasi-experimental evidence from Syrian refugees in Turkey,” Journal of Population Economics (2016), 29(3), pp. 657-686.

Read more: Kuznets Prize 2017

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor-in-Chief; UNU-MERIT and POP);    Alessio J.G. Brown (Managing Editor; and UNU-MERIT and POP)Journal of Population Economics, UNU-MERIT; http://pop.merit.unu.edu/jpop/

Zimmermann in Washington DC at the White House

 

Zimmermann and Brown in front of UNU-MERIT .

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Zimmermann speaks in New Delhi on Rural Household Development

On December 19-21, 2016, the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi organizes its prestigious 12th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development. (See the conference program for further details.)

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At the conference, Klaus F. Zimmermann (Princeton University and UNU-MERIT) presents his paper (with Shyamal Chowdhury and Annabelle Krause) on Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water and Mental Health and chairs a session on Environment.

Zimmermann in front of UNU-MERIT, Maastricht

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Joachim Herz Wirtschaftspreis 2016

Am 15. Dezember 2016 werden in Hamburg die neuen Wirtschaftspreise der Herz-Stiftung übergeben. Schwerpunktthema 2016 ist die Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung.

Der Hauptpreis geht an den führenden in Deutschland forschenden experimentellen Wirtschaftsforscher Urs Fischbacher, der an der Universität Konstanz lehrt. Er verfügt über ein ganz herausragendes Forschungswerk.

Die Auswahl der Preisträger erfolgte durch ein Auswahlkomitee renommierter Wissenschaftler sowie ein unabhängiges Preiskomitee bereits im Verlaufe des Sommers 2016.

Preiskomitee

  • Prof. Dr. Simon Gächter (University of Nottingham, UK)

  • Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer (Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin)

  • Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin)

Auswahlkomitee

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel (Max-PIanck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgüter, Bonn)

  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Keser (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Kliemt (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Kocher (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Nöth (Universität Hamburg)

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann (Harvard University, USA)

Zimmermann vor der Harvard-Bibliothek in Harvard Yard

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Flight to Germany – Fluchtmigration nach Deutschland

Europa im Fluss: Perspektiven auf Migration und kulturellen Wandel in Europa. Im Rahmen einer Ringvorlesung des Zentrums für Integrationsstudien in Kooperation mit dem Kunsthaus Dresden und dem Societaetstheater spricht Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University and UNU-MERIT/Maastricht, am 6. 12. 2016 in der TU Dresden über

Fluchtmigration nach Deutschland

Die Moderation der Veranstaltung liegt bei Prof. Marcel Thum, TU Dresden.

Auswahl neuerer Veröffentlichungen des Referenten zum Thema:

Zimmermann, Klaus F., Refugee and Migrant Labor Market Integration: Europe in Need of a New Policy Agenda. Mimeo. Presented at the EUI Conference on the Integration of Migrants and Refugees, 29-30 September 2016 in Florence.

Constant, Amelie F. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, Towards a New European Refugee Policy that Works. Forthcoming 2016: CESifo DICE Report – Journal of International Comparisons. (With A. F. Constant.) UNU – MERIT Working Paper # 2016-062

Zimmermann, Klaus F., Migrationspolitik im Mediensturm (Migration Policy in the Media Storm), Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 63 (2016), 497-508.

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