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Third Webinar of the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program for Cohort 2021 on September 30, 2021.

Presentations in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of the their program participation. See for the details VirtYs program and the cohort 2021. Register for the next talk NOW. Participation is free … Continue reading

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The Legacies of the Soviet Influence in the 1950s: China’s 156 Major Industrial Projects

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds disadvantages of Soviet-aided industrialization programs for long-run innovations. GLO Discussion Paper No. 932, 2021 The Legacies of the Soviet Influence in the 1950s: China’s 156 Major Industrial Projects – Download PDFby Jin, Zhangfeng GLO … Continue reading

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Changes in children’s time use during periods of financial hardship

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST with free readlink in the Journal of Population Economics finds that financial hardship is associated with significantly more screen time, particularly passive screen time, and screen time at excessive levels. Changes in children’s time … Continue reading

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Longing for Which Home: Evidence from Global Aspirations to Stay, Return or Migrate Onwards

A new GLO Discussion Paper reveals selection in characteristics, a strong role for soft factors like social ties and sociocultural integration, and a faint role for economic factors. GLO Discussion Paper No. 930, 2021 Longing for Which Home: Evidence from … Continue reading

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Act Early to Prevent Infections and Save Lives: Causal Impact of Diagnostic Efficiency on the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows for China that a 1-day decrease in the time taken to confirm the first case in a city publicly led to 9.4% and 12.7% reductions in COVID-19 prevalence and mortality over the subsequent six … Continue reading

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The unintended effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders on abortions.

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST with free readlink in the Journal of Population Economics finds that abortions in Mexico City reduced substantially during the period of stay-at-home orders. The unintended effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders on … Continue reading

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Do elections accelerate the COVID-19 pandemic?

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST with free OPEN ACCESS in the Journal of Population Economics finds that elections indeed matter. It has implications for postal voting reforms or postponing of large-scale, in-person (electoral) events during viral outbreaks. Do elections … Continue reading

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The Impact of Body Mass Index on Growth, Schooling, Productivity, and Savings

A new GLO Discussion Paper concludes that the relationship between all prominent growth indicators and BMI is inverse U-shaped. GLO Discussion Paper No. 929, 2021 The Impact of Body Mass Index on Growth, Schooling, Productivity, and Savings: A Cross-Country Study … Continue reading

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Robots and Labor Regulation: A Cross-Country/Cross-Industry Analysis.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that high levels of statutory employment protection is negatively associated with robot adoption, but firms also use industrial robots as potential substitutes for workers to reduce employees’ bargaining power. GLO Discussion Paper No. 928, … Continue reading

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The Economics of Walking About and Predicting Unemployment

A new GLO Discussion Paper suggests that fear of unemployment predicts subsequent changes in unemployment. GLO Discussion Paper No. 922, 2021 The Economics of Walking About and Predicting Unemployment – Download PDFby Blanchflower, David G. & Bryson, Alex GLO Fellow … Continue reading

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