EALE Padova 2022, September 8-11.

Meeting with Kuznets Prize Winner Sergio Scicchitano of the Journal of Population Economics
Conference Presentation of
Social Assimilation and Labor Market Outcomes of Internal Migrant Workers
(joint work with Shu Cai, Jinan University)
Speech by EALE President Michèle Belot, Cornell University
KEYNOTE by Andrea Weber, CEU

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EEA-ESEM Milan 2022

EEA-ESEM Milan 2022: LINK

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Summer Break

Touring the Black Forest: Feldberg & Titisee

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Covid-19 vaccination paper now published OPEN ACCESS in the Archives of Public Health.

Published today, 18 July 2022.

Vu M. Ngo, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Phuc V. Nguyen, Toan Luu Duc Huynh and Huan H. Nguyen (2022). “How education and GDP drive the COVID-19 vaccination campaign”, UNU-MERIT Working Paper #2021-046. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 16757; GLO Discussion Paper No. 986. Prepublication. OPEN ACCESS:

Archives of Public Health 89 (171) 2022.
DOI 10.1186/s13690-022-00924-0. 

Further Covid-19 related research includes:

  • Gokhan Karabulut, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin and Asli Cansin Doker (2021), “Democracy and COVID-19 Outcomes”. Economics Letters (EL-Prepublication, EL-Online Appendix) Volume 203, June 2021, 109840 Open Access; free PDF. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109840
    (51 Google cites as of July 18, 2022.)

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In memoriam, Francesco Pastore.

It is with great sadness that we have to accept the much too early death of Professor Francesco Pastore (*June 6, 1966; +July 13, 2022) of Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli.

He has been an excellent economist, a great servant of the scientific community, an ambitious and supportive researcher, a wonderful human being, and a real friend.

Francesco, you will be badly missed!

Among his many activities, Francesco Pastore has been

  • GLO Country Lead Italy
  • GLO Cluster Lead School-to-Work Transitions
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Manpower
  • Co-Editor of two special issues of the International Journal of Manpower on School-to-Work Transitions with the GLO President
  • Very supportive to young scholars also through GLO VirtYS.

His work has been well published and is broadly cited. We have admired his endless engagement and his committed professional activities. He has made a long-lasting impact on our profession.

Francesco Pastore 2020
Francesco Pastore 2018

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EDITORS’ PANEL SESSION at the 40th EBES Conference

During the EBES 40 Conference (6-8 July 2022) in Istanbul and hybrid, an Editor’s Panel Session on July 6 discussed publication issues in research journals. 4 Editors-in-Chief exchanged views and answered questions from the local and worldwide audience moderated by EBES & GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann.

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Clockwise from above:

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Economics, SSCI Impact Factor (IF) 2021: 4.7
  • Douglas Cumming, Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Management, IF (2021): 7.5
  • Jonathan A. Batten, Editor, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money IF (2021): 4.2 & Chief Editor, Finance Research Letters, IF (2021): 9.8
  • Marco Vivarelli, Editor-in-Chief, Eurasian Business Review, IF (2021): 3.6

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Covid-19 vaccination paper now accepted for publication in the Archives of Public Health.

Vu M. Ngo, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Phuc V. Nguyen, Toan Luu Duc Huynh and Huan H. Nguyen (2021). “How education and GDP drive the COVID-19 vaccination campaign”, UNU-MERIT Working Paper #2021-046. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 16757GLO Discussion Paper No. 986. Forthcoming 2022 OPEN ACCESS: Archives of Public HealthPrepublication.

Contributions to the Covid-19 debate receive broad attention. The Zimmermann et al. (2020) paper (see below) got #TopDownloadedArticle status in the journal The World Economy.

Further Covid-19 related research include:

  • Gokhan Karabulut, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin and Asli Cansin Doker (2021), “Democracy and COVID-19 Outcomes”. Economics Letters (EL-Prepublication, EL-Online Appendix) Volume 203, June 2021, 109840 Open Access; free PDF. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109840
    (50 Google cites as of June 16, 2022.)

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Just released: Clarivate Impact Factor ranks the Journal of Population Economics substantially higher – now 4.7 (2021) from 2.8 (2020)!

This confirms the strong upward trend in performance of the Journal of Population Economics already documented by the Scopus Cite Score, see LINK. While the Scopus Cite Score measures the contributions of journals with a broader coverage and a more long-term (4 years) basis, the Clarivate Journal Impact Factor 2021 is calculated as citations in 2021 to items published in 2019 and 2020 divided by the number of citable items in 2019 and 2020.

Source: Clarivate 2022 Journal Citation Report

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Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung als Herausforderung. Diskussionsbeitrag von Klaus F. Zimmermann in ‘Wirtschaftliche Freiheit. Das ordnungspolitische Journal’ vom 22. Juni 2022.

Was sind die strukturellen Herausforderungen der Beratungsverflechtung von Wissenschaft und Politik? Welche Aufgaben ergeben sich aus der “Zeitenwende” des Ukarinekrieges? Diesen Fragen geht Klaus F. Zimmermann (Universität Bonn, Freie Universität Berlin & Global Labor Organization, GLO) in einem Beitrag für die Wirtschaftliche Freiheit. Das ordnungspolitische Journal am 22. Juni 2022 nach (volle Fassung mit freiem Zugang: LINK, Prepublication hier). Weitere Quellenhinweise finden sich am Ende dieses Posts hier unten.

Zum kompletten Post: : LINK

Diskussionsbeiträge zur Politikberatung:

  •  K. F. Zimmermann: Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung als Herausforderung, in Wirtschaftliche Freiheit. Das ordnungspolitische Journal vom 22. Juni 2022.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: More global solidarity will also provide higher well-being. In: A Symposium of Views. Why is Populism On the Rise and What Do the Populists Want? The International Economy. Winter 2019. S. 33.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: Lobbyisten der Wahrheit, Deutsche Universitätszeitung (DUZ), 3 (2015), 14-15.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: Evidenzbasierte wissenschaftliche Politikberatung, Schmollers Jahrbuch, 134:3 (2014), 259-270. 
  • R. Ketzler; K. F. Zimmermann: A Citation-Analysis of Economic Research Institutes. Scientometrics, 95 (2013), 1095-1112.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: Evidenzbasierte Politikberatung, DIW-Vierteljahrshefte, 80 (1/2011) Jubiläumsheft, 23-33.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: Prognosekrise: Warum weniger manchmal mehr ist, Wirtschaftsdienst, 2 (2009), 86-90.
  • R. Ketzler; K. F. Zimmermann: Publications: German Economic Research Institutes on Track, Scientometrics, 80 (2009), 233-254.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: Der Berater als Störenfried: wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Politikberatung, Wirtschaftsdienst, 88 (2008), 101-107.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Politikberatung: Entscheidungsbeitrag oder Feigenblatt, in: H. Handler and H. Schneider (Eds.), Beratung und Entscheidung in der Wirtschaftspolitik. Industriewissenschaftliches Institut, Wien, 2008, 11-20.
  • K. F. Zimmermann: Advising Policymakers through the Media, Journal of Economic Education; Fall 2004; 35, 4; 395-405.

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Is the European Union on course to become the big loser in the global tech race? A symposium of views in the new issue of ‘The International Economy’ with a contribution of Klaus F. Zimmermann.

THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY, The magazine of international economic policy, SPRING 2022 issue

“Global analysts say that the United States and China are in a race to achieve the most advanced technological breakthroughs. The winner will likely dominate the global economy through the end of the century. Sometimes India and Japan are mentioned as third players in this fierce global competition. But the European Union is barely mentioned, if at all……”

The Biggest Loser
Is the European Union on course to become the big loser in the global tech race?
A symposium of views COPY

Featuring commentary by Marco Annunziata, Marjory S. Blumenthal, Marek Dabrowski, James E. Glassman, Joseph V. Kennedy, Michael Lind, Thomas Mirow, Holger Schmieding, Gunther Schnabl, Stan Veuger, and Klaus F. Zimmermann.

Klaus F. Zimmermann
Europe can no longer stay on the sidelines of U.S.-Chinese hostility to enjoy trade benefits with China. Europe will lose or win together with the United States.

Europe is considered to be lagging behind in the global tech race, in particular while striving for an edge in artificial intelligence innovations. While an invention needs a challenge, innovation requires a large responsive market and risk-open societies. A common observation is that Europe, and Germany in particular, has great inventive capital but less prowess in establishing marketable products than the United States. The recent successful cooperation of Pfizer and BioNTech in the Covid-19 pandemic has shown some elements of this divide. Hence, the established view is that the United States leads in research and development, while Europe relies on talent. A further European deficit is the large dependence on foreign-owned technology providers for artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and 5G technologies.

Under Presidents Obama and Trump, the United States has turned from Europe to Asia to focus on the race with China for the most advanced technological breakthroughs. China has won some legs of this race already. It has announced its challenge to the primacy of the United States (to become number one by 2049), in particular on the technology front. It needs this success to satisfy its enormous need for imported natural resources and nutrition to feed the growing wellbeing of its large population, and to satisfy its ambition for global hegemony.

In the face of a squandered alliance of the United States with Europe, the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative has been a powerful strategy to access resources and to develop a global market to sell powerful technological innovations. China’s envisioned success badly depends on technology and trade.

The recent Russian military aggression in Ukraine makes China’s strategic partnership with Russia a doubtful venture, damaging the Belt and Road strategy. A world of bipolar globalization with economic decoupling (Zeitenwende) may arise, confronting democracies with autocratic regimes: pushing for a reformed transatlantic alliance by developing trade and innovations internally in more intense and more open common markets while regulating and restricting trade and technological exchange elsewhere. This would weaken the global rise in wellbeing, but may change the nature of the technology race considerably. China could become the big loser, at least in terms of its huge ambitions.

Since the United States needs Europe in the upcoming global political bipolar divide of the world, this requires a revival of common trade and technology policies. Europe can no longer stay on the sidelines of U.S.-Chinese hostility to enjoy trade benefits with China.

The potential of Europe is creativity and inventive capital derived from diversity and huge markets. Examples include cooperation of the London-based artificial intelligence venture InstaDeep with Germany’s BioNTech to identify and fight dangerous virus variants early on. And the European commitment to accelerating the energy transition implies technological advances. Such a reformed transatlantic alliance makes the question of whether the European Union may be the big loser of the tech race largely irrelevant. Europe will lose or win together with the United States. However, this alliance should seek strong collaborations with Japan, South Korea, and India.”

THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY, The magazine of international economic policy, The Bigest Loser. Is the European Union on course to become the big loser in the global tech race? SPRING 2022 issue, pp. 47-48.

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