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A strictly economic explanation of gender roles: The lasting legacy of the plough

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the descendants of ancient farmers may have an interest in marrying among themselves, and thus maintaining the gendered division of labor, originally justified on comparative-advantage grounds by the advent of the plough. The … Continue reading

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An Economic Model of Health-vs-Wealth Prioritization during Covid-19: Optimal Lockdown, Network Centrality, and Segregation

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the optimal policy response to Covid-19 depends both on the configuration of the contact network and the tolerated infection incidence. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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2021 Kuznets Prize of the Journal of Population Economics Awarded to Yun Qiu, Xi Chen, and Wei Shi.

2021 Kuznets Prize Awarded to Yun Qiu, Xi Chen, & Wei Shi as announced by the office of the Journal of Population Economics. Yun Qiu (Jinan University), Xi Chen (Yale University), and Wei Shi (Jinan University) will receive the 2021 … Continue reading

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Working from home and income inequality: risks of a ‘new normal’ with COVID-19

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics investigates for the Italian case the effects of working from home on income inequality at the time of COVID-19 and the implications for the future. Read more in: Working from … Continue reading

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GLO Discussion Paper of the Month on ‘True Covid-19 mortality rates from administrative data’ authored by GLO Fellow Domenico Depalo & all GLO DPs of August.

The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month of August demonstrates how to use administrative data to estimate the number of deaths, the number of infections, and mortality rates from Covid-19 in Lombardia, the hot spot of the disease in Italy … Continue reading

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Suffering and prejudice: Do negative emotions predict immigration concerns?

A new GLO Discussion Paper using data for Germany finds that negative emotions are statistically and significantly associated with the respondent’s immigration concerns. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international … Continue reading

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In Times of Trouble: Innovative Drivers of External Competitiveness for Small Businesses during the Great Recession

A new GLO Discussion Paper documents not only the strict correlation between internationalization and innovative activities but also a positive change of attitude of Italian firms towards these strategies. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental … Continue reading

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GLO/EHERO Special Workshop on “Well-being” scheduled for September 24-25, 2020. Program out.

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) have joined forces to organize a special event on “Well-being Economics” dealing with the two themes: “Labor, Development, and Well-being” and “Migration, Politics, and Well-being Research”. The … Continue reading

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Why is fertility on the rise in Egypt?

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics indicates that the decrease in public sector employment, which is particularly appealing to women, may have contributed to the recent rise in fertility in Egypt. Read more in: Why is … Continue reading

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The duration of the Italian school-to-work transition

A new GLO Discussion Paper using data for Italy suggests that focusing on education and labor policy, rather than labor flexibility, is the best way to smooth the transition from school to work. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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