Category Archives: Interview

Interview with GLO Fellow Dejan Kovač: After the Race for President of Croatia

In 2019, Dejan Kovač, GLO fellow and a former postdoc at Princeton University, left his position in the US and joined the presidential race in Croatia as a candidate. He did not become the president of Croatia, but in his … Continue reading

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Interview with GLO Fellow Junsen Zhang on journal editing. Change in office at the Journal of Population Economics.

Junsen Zhang ( Chinese University of Hong Kong) has been one of the editors of the Journal of Population Economics since 2001. After 19 years of dedicated work he moves on to work as one of the co-editors of the … Continue reading

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CEU Left Budapest to Move to Vienna! Interview with former CEU School of Public Policy Dean Martin Kahanec about the background.

Under political pressure of the Hungarian Government, the Central European University (CEU) has left this year Budapest for Vienna. Leaving behind a wonderful and perfect infrastructure, the university has found an attractive new place in Austria’s capital. The matter represents … Continue reading

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Interview about research and teaching experiences in the Hungarian capital

In the Spring 2019 term, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann has been the George Soros Visiting Chair (GSVC) Professor at the School of Public Policy (SSP) of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. On June 28, he terminated this … Continue reading

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Hartz IV überwinden: SPD bastelt weiter an ihrem Untergang. Nun sollen die erfolgreichen Arbeitsmarktreformen daran glauben.

Die SPD beschließt, das Hartz-IV-System hinter sich zu lassen Arbeitsökonom Klaus F. Zimmermann, Bonn: “Die SPD hat sich selbst ein Bein gestellt, und die Grünen haben die Gnade der Geschichte, dass sie nicht in eine Regierung mussten. Die SPD konnte … Continue reading

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“No Return” from Italian Labor and Pension Reforms: An Insider View Back at Italian Government Policies by Marco Leonardi. A New Book, an Author Summary and Interview.

Marco Leonardi, economic advisor of two prime ministers in the Italian government from 2014 to 2018, has just published a new book on his experience in office during the Italian labor market reforms and the threatened future perspectives of those … Continue reading

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WageIndicator movement celebrates 20 years of successful activities

The WageIndicator, Pauline Osse, the WageIndicator Foundation and all the teams in the participating countries celebrate 20 years of successful activities around the globe. The Glabor Labor Organization (GLO), affiliated with WageIndicator, takes this opportunity to congratulate a great institution that … Continue reading

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#Brexit has become a cliffhanger! But both most likely outcomes of the challenge may also bring long-term chances.

Many people think that a leave of the UK from the European Union is something like the largest mistake in a lifetime after decades of European integration efforts. Still there is hope that the Brits could correct the decision in … Continue reading

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After the Brexit vote: Martin Kahanec of the Central European University of Budapest analyzes the consequences for the European continent, and Eastern Europe in particular.

Stability in a dramatic phase of instability: Theresa May remains Prime Minister in a parliamentary vote the day after she has experienced “the largest defeat for a sitting government in history” on her Brexit deal with the EU in the British … Continue reading

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Quo vadis, Brexit? Economics Professor Jonathan Portes has some first answers.

A majority of 230 votes in the British Parliament has rejected the Brexit deal of Theresa May with the EU late evening of Tuesday (January 15, 2019). This has been called by BBC as “the largest defeat for a sitting … Continue reading

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