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The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effects on Voter Turnout in Italy

A new GLO Discussion Paper assesses whether the voter turnout in the 2020 local government elections in Italy was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It indeed finds that higher elderly mortality rates induced a decline in voter turnout. The Global … Continue reading

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COVID-19, Race, and Gender in the USA

A new GLO Discussion Paper using data for the Cook County in the USA establishes that Black individuals are affected earlier and more harshly by the disease and that the effect is driven by Black women. The Black female bias … Continue reading

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The econometrics of Covid-19 pandemic. Panel organized by GLO Coronavirus Cluster Co-Lead Sergio Scicchitano.

Sergio Scicchitano has been appointed Co-Lead of the GLO Coronavirus Cluster. On behalf of the Cluster he is organizing the “Panel Session CO466: The econometrics of Covid-19 pandemic” at the 15th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE 2021), … Continue reading

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35th EBES conference in Rome, Italy, has begun online with opening speeches. From April 7-9, 2021 the traditional event features over 200 presentations of academic work in business, management and economics.

Rome, Italy; April 7-9, 2021. The 35th EBES conference takes place virtually. GLO & EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University & Free University of Berlin) has opened the conference on April 7 together with Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Vice … Continue reading

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Understanding Employee Motivation in the Gig Economy of China

A new GLO Discussion Paper tries to understand the Chinese gig economy by studying how employee motivation and retention are managed by the mobile app-based, multiple payment platform enabled, car-pooling Chinese giant DiDi. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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Informal employment and wages in Poland

A new GLO Discussion Paper identifies the two-tier structure of the informal labor market in Poland. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform to stimulate global … Continue reading

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Got the AstraZeneca last night. AstraZeneca Impfung in NRW. Ostereiersuchen in Bonn.

How I got the jab. Jetzt hat es geklappt. Überraschend waren ab 3. April in Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) ca. 450.000 AstraZeneca Impfdosen für das Wochenende für Über-60-Jährige verfügbar. Eine schöne Osterüberraschung. Natürlich sinnvoll, sich sofort zur Verfügung zu stellen. Klar, daß … Continue reading

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GLO South-East Asia Cluster Webinar Series on “Promoting Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Hosted by the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, the GLO East Asia Cluster organizes an Online Webinar Seminar Series on Promoting Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic starting with a first Seminar on 9 April 2021. Ends;

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Differentiating Retirement Age to Compensate for Career Arduousness.

A new GLO Discussion Paper estimates the degree of retirement age differentiation needed to compensate individuals for their career-related health handicap/advantage and get closer to “real” actuarial fairness. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization … Continue reading

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What Determines Firm Performance in the MENA Region?

A new GLO Discussion Paper provides directions for strategies targeting at improving the performance of firms in MENA countries. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform … Continue reading

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