Category Archives: Policy

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 … Continue reading

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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 Current issue and past issues “Global analysts say that the United States and China are in a race to achieve the most advanced technological breakthroughs. The winner will … Continue reading

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The Academia Europaea expresses solidarity with partners in Ukraine – consequences for science and the humanities

On 1 March 2022, Academia Europaea (AE), the Academy of Europe, has published (LINK) a statement on the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. See the text below. Klaus F. Zimmermann is a member of AE and has served as Section … Continue reading

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Understanding the setup and speed of global COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

Because vaccinations are crucial to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify the key factors behind successful immunisation campaigns. This column shows that pandemic pressures, economic strength, educational advancement, and political regimes can affect vaccination uptake, given vaccine … Continue reading

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December 8, 2012. Germany has a new government: Olaf Scholz Chancellor of Germany.

Germany has a new stable Government. Olaf Scholz elected Chancellor. Appointed by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. What an amazing finish. Competent, tough and insightful. In 2009, as labor minister he made Germany more open for high-skilled labor immigration. Debating high-skilled … Continue reading

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Global Insights – Für eine allgemeine #Corona-#Impfpflicht und eine langfristige #Impfstrategie.

Deutschland braucht eine sofortige allgemeine Corona-Impfpflicht und eine langfristige Impfstrategie. Es ist nicht schwer zu verstehen: Covid ist hochansteckend und auch bestmögliches Verhalten wird auf Dauer eine Infektion nicht vermeiden. Die freiwillige Impfquote ist zu niedrig. Der Impfschutz hält trotz … Continue reading

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Celebrating 20 years of service as Free University Berlin Honorary Professor, Klaus F. Zimmermann directed a Student Research Seminar on “Evidence-based policy advice” in the summer term 2021 online at the Free University Berlin. Highlight was a guest visit of the former head of the German Council of Economic Experts, Lars Feld (University of Freiburg).

Klaus F. Zimmermann, Professor Emeritus of Bonn University, now affiliated with UNU-MERIT at Maastricht University, is also an Honorary Professor of the Free University (FU) Berlin since 2001. He was originally appointed Honorary Professor in connection with his position as … Continue reading

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The George Soros Visiting Chair at the School of Public Policy of the Central European University (CEU). The deadline to apply for the next term is June 30, 2021.

The George Soros Visiting Chair or Practitioner Chair is awarded to scholars or practitioners who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or a distinguished record of participation in the academic, professional, journalistic, political, or civic world of public policy. Deadline for applications … Continue reading

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GLO and Includovate join forces

Kanika Joshi, Head of Partnerships and Communications, Chicago/USA, of Includovate, and Klaus F. Zimmermann, GLO President, recently met to discuss perspectives of collaboration between both organizations with strongly overlapping objectives. Includovate joins the set of institutional supporters of GLO; GLO … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Germany debates the vaccination process. Deutschland diskutiert den Impfprozeß.

Bonn January 5, 2021. 2.15 pm. In front of the Vaccination Centre Bonn, which is part of the Bonn World Conference Center. All closed. Alles zu…. Ends;

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