Publish or perish? Publishing is at least fun….

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is collaborating with various journals like the International Journal of Manpower  and the Journal of Population Economics, among others. Here are recent products or new ventures of both journals:

Journal of Population Economics

  • Volume 31, Issue 1, January 2018 is PUBLISHED. Here is the access to the TABLE OF CONTENT of the ten top articles freshly published. (Editors are Alessandro Cigno, Erdal Tekin, Junsen Zhang and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)

International Journal of Manpower

  • Volume 38, Issue 7, 2017 is PUBLISHED. Special Issue: Labor adjustment in the European economic area during the Great Recession. Here is the access to the TABLE OF CONTENT of the eight top articles freshly published. (Special Issue Editors are Martin Kahanec, Martin Suster and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)
  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: “Sexual Orientation and the Labor Market”. Submissions will be accepted until the 31th of August 2018.  Please study details of the CALL HERE. (Special Issue Editors are Nick Drydakis and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)
  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: “The School to Work Transition: Cross-Country Differences, Evolution and Reforms”. Submissions will be accepted until the 15th of February 2018.  Please study details of the CALL HERE. (Special Issue Editors are Francesco Pastore and Klaus F. Zimmermann.)

Klaus F. Zimmermann, now operating from Melbourne, one of the nicest cities of the world….. Just chosen to be the “Most Liveable City of the World“. (I can fully endorse this.) (Picture near the Melbourne Museum.)

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GLO President Zimmermann continues his lecture series in Australia

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University & President of the Global Labor Organization, GLO) continues his lecture series on migration topics in Australia. In the 47th calendar week he presents at the following places and meets with GLO Fellows, colleagues and interested general audience to talk about research and policy issues:

  • November 20: Public Lecture at the University of Wollongong.
  • November 22: Public Lecture in the Lighthouse Lecture Series of Macquarie University in Sydney.
  • November 23: Research seminar at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

In front of the Melbourne Exhibition Building: Klaus F. Zimmermann

  • Zimmermann is currently visiting Australia for research and seminar presentations on migration issues for the research community and/or a broader public audience.
  • Previous presentations have been:
    • November 10: Research seminar at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth. 
    • November 16: Research and policy seminar at the Melbourne Institute & Melbourne University.
  • GLO President Zimmermann has been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award and is resident at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne all over November and December.

John Haisken-DeNew (left) of The Melbourne Institute and Melbourne University. He is the GLO Country Lead Australia and the host of Klaus F. Zimmermann (right) in Melbourne.

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“Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead” at Yale University in 2018

Important health research and policy event at Yale University organized by the China Health Policy and Management Society and GLO Fellow Xi Chen of Yale University, and supported, among others, by the Global Labor Organization (GLO). GLO has a special session during the event.

Xi Chen, Yale University and GLO.

Official announcement:

 

 Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead

China Health Policy and Management Society 2nd Biennial Conference & a Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of China Health Policy and Management Society (2008-2018)

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Yale University: May 11-13, 2018

Purpose: This is the 2nd biennial meeting of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) and its official journal China Health Review. The meeting’s theme is Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead, with a special focus on Healthy China 2030 national blueprint. Since October 2016, Healthy China 2030 (HC 2030), a national program of action to promote the health of 1.3 billion Chinese population, has been central to the Chinese Government’s agenda for health and development, and has the potential to benefit the rest of the world. This conference aims to bridge our minds and draw upon global wisdom in the advances of health policy and health care in China. Participants will include national health officials from China, U.S. public health NGO representatives, world-class scholars from the U.S., China, and other regions in the world, entrepreneurs in the health sector, and so on. Through this platform, participants will have the opportunity to establish professional networks with leaders in the field and enhance their professional career development. The Board of Directors of CHPAMS and Editorial Board of CHR will host business meetings and communicate with engaged members to further promote the organization and the journal to a new stage.

Co-sponsors: China Medical Board, Yale School of Public Health, Yale Macmillan Center, Yale-China Association,Chinese Economists Society, Global Labor Organization

Opening Addresses: Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, China Medical Board, China Health Policy and Management Society, Yale School of Public Health

Keynote Speakers

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Lincoln Chen, M.D., President, China Medical Board

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Paul Cleary, Ph.D., Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Former Dean, Yale School of Public Health

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Michael Grossman, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Health Economics Program, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Advisory Board Member, CHPAMS

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T Paul Schultz, Ph.D., Malcolm K. Brachman Professor Emeritus in Economics, Former Director of Economic Growth Center, Yale University and GLO

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Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Dean, Yale School of Public Health

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Gonghuan Yang, M.D., Professor and Former Vice Director, China National CDC

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Winnie Yip, Ph.D.; Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Advisory Board Member, CHPAMS

Invited Sessions and Panels

Special Session(s): Environment, Health, Health Care and Human Capital  (Joint with Global Labor Organization)

Special Session: “Mining Gold” from Big Data in Healthcare

Hongyu Zhao, Department Chair and Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Genetics, Statistics and Data Science, Yale University

Shuangge Steven Ma, Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health

Roundtable: Healthy China 2030 (TBC)

Paul Cleary, Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health; Former Dean, Yale School of Public Health

Harlan M Krumholz, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Special Session: Behavioral Health Innovations

Jody L. Sindelar, Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Economics, Yale University and Entrepreneurs from Health Tech Companies

Roundtable: Environment, Climate Change and Health (Joint with Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative)

Michelle L. Bell, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Environmental Health, Yale University

Robert Dubrow, Faculty Director of the Climate Change and Health Initiative, Yale University

Yawei Zhang, Section Chief Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Yale Department of Surgery; Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health

Special Reception: Celebrating 10th Anniversary of CHPAMS

Call for abstracts and organized sessions: The call for abstracts and proposed sessions for CHPAMS Biennial Meetings to be held at Yale University May 11-13, 2018 is now open! We welcome abstracts and sessions on any public health issues in the fields of health economics, system science, global health, health policy, health care management, and/or epidemiology, preferably related to China. Methodological or theoretical innovations related to health policy and management are also encouraged. Organized sessions and individual abstracts will be accepted for consideration by the Scientific Committee. If an organized session is not accepted, the papers included in that session will be considered as individual abstract submissions; abstracts not accepted for oral presentation will be considered for poster presentation. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than January 15, 2018.

Please use our co-sponsor Chinese Economists Society’s online submission page to submit individual abstracts now through December 31, 2017. https://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=48 No CES membership fee is required in order to submit your session or abstract. Each abstract submission should include authors’ names, affiliation, and the corresponding author’s contact information. A 250-word structured abstract (introduction, method, results, and discussion) is expected.

Each organized session should consist of 3-4 individual papers. Each proposal should contain a tentative name of the session, titles of papers along with their abstracts, as well as names and e-mails of session presenters. If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have speakers/presenters lined up, please submit your proposal to Dr. Zhuo (Adam) CHEN for approval at zchen1@uga.edu by December 15th, 2017.

At least one of the coauthors need to be a registered member of CHPAMS. When submitting the abstract, please indicate which coauthor(s) is a CHPAMS member. CHPAMS membership is open to all with no membership fee. To register, please visit http://www.chpams.org/member-registration/.

The Best Abstract Award: All authors, whether submitting through individual abstracts or organized sessions, have the option to indicate whether this abstract will compete for “Best Abstract Award.” The winner will receive $200 plus a certificate, and the full article will be invited to be published in the fall 2018 issue of China Health Review.

Conference Registration and Travel Support

  1. Registration fee is $100 (by April 15, 2018) and $150 (starting from April 16, 2018), which covers conference materials, food, and other services.
  2. For all CHPAMS registered members who are current students and pay the conference registration fee by March 31, 2018, CHPAMS will provide $100 travel subsidy to the attendees.
  3. Limited number of travel fellowships ($250) will be provided for students who pay the conference registration fee and whose abstract is accepted for oral presentation. To apply, email member@chpams.org with an updated CV.
  4. To receive any of the incentives, participants must be registered as a CHPAMS member on www.chpams.org and pay the conference registration fee.

Job Placement Service:

We call for participation of Chinese universities or other entities to recruit talents during the CHPAMS Biennial Conference. CHPAMS will provide the platform of job matching, including organized introduction and Q&A sessions, interview tables and rooms.  Participating institutions will also be invited to become CHPAMS institutional members. For questions, email Dr. Xi CHEN at Yale University (xi.chen@yale.edu).

Meeting Facilities

Yale School of Public Health (May 11) & Yale Macmillan Center (May 12)

Team building activities:

May 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of China Health Policy and Management Society. We will have team building events, and attendants are welcome to participate and arrange their departures from New Haven, CT.

May 12, 2018: Yale campus tour to the historical sites of China’s Grand Cross-cultural Educational Experiment (大清留美幼童运动) and Yale-China Association (雅礼中国协会)

May 13, 2018: hiking in the East Rock Park, New Haven, CT.

Important Dates

Date
December 15, 2017 Deadline for submitting organized sessions
December 31, 2017 Deadline for submitting abstracts
January 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance
March 31, 2018 Deadline for students to pay the conference registration fee in order to receive travel subsidy and be considered travel fellowships
May 11-13, 2018 Conference Dates

GLO Fellow Xi Chen and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann in front of the School of Public Health of Yale University.

 

 

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Klaus F. Zimmermann visits Perth/Australia to talk about European migration

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University & President of the Global Labor Organization, GLO) is currently visiting Australia for research and seminar presentations. On November 10, he spoke on a well – attended seminar at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth about the role of migrant status at host country entry for economic performance; he also exchanged views with a number of GLO Fellows in the staff of UWA. GLO President Zimmermann has been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award and is resident at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne.

Views on Perth from the Kings Park, one of the largest inner city parks of the world:

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Klaus F. Zimmermann in Australia: Eminent Research Scholar & Visiting Professor at Melbourne University and Macquarie University

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University), has been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award. He is resident in November and December 2017 at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne, Australia. In November 2017, he will be also visiting Macquarie University.

  • The Melbourne Institute is Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution. Renowned for developing longitudinal research tools and using data to build an evidence base for reform, the Institute has been powering effective change for more than 50 years.
  • Zimmermann is President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), an organization engaging for evidence-based policy making and Honorary Professor of the Free University of Berlin, Maastricht University, and Renmin University, Beijing. He is Past-President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Previous academic positions at Princeton University, Harvard University, Bonn University, University of Pennsylvania, Munich University, Kyoto University, Dartmouth College and Mannheim University, among others.

During his Australian visit, Zimmermann will give public lectures and research seminars at the University of Melbourne and various other places, including seminars at the Inaugural Conference of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) and the Australian Labour Market Research Conference (ALMR) in Canberra at the premises of the Australian National University in December 2017. But he will also speak in Perth, Wollongong, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Near Melbourne University: Klaus F. Zimmermann after arrival close to his office.

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Understanding Latin America: GLO Fellow, Venezuelan Diplomat and Scholar Alfredo Toro Hardy provides the decoding guide!

NEWLY PUBLISHED THIS WEEK: Venezuelan Diplomat and Scholar Alfredo Toro Hardy, Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), explains Latin America in his new book (Understanding Latin America. A Decoding Guide, World Scientific, 2017).

From afar, Latin America looks like a blurry tableau: devoid of defining lines, particularities and nuances. Little is understood about the idiosyncrasies of Latin-Americans, their cultural identity and social values. Differences between Brazilians and Spanish Americans, or amid the diverse Spanish American countries, are not sufficiently understood. Even less is known about the amplitude of the Iberian heritage of such countries, or about the miscegenation and acculturation processes that took place among their different constitutive races. There is no clarity regarding the Western nature of Latin America or about its cultural affinities with Latin Europe. Nor is there sufficient understanding of the links between the Latin population of the United States and the inhabitants of Latin America.

This book’s aims to fill the gap by focusing on Latin America’s history, culture, identity and idiosyncrasies. It serves as a guide to understand regional attitudes, meanings and behavioral differences of the region. It also analyses the present economic situation of the region, while trying to predict the future of the region. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to readers keen on exploring the region for potential opportunities in trade, investment or any other kind of business and cultural endeavor.

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Understanding Latin America: More information & How to order the book

Leaflet Understanding Latin America.

GLO Fellow Alfredo Toro Hardy is a Venezuelan diplomat and scholar. Graduated in Law from the Central University of Venezuela with several master and postgraduate degrees from ENA, University of Paris II, Central University, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Career diplomat who has served, among other posts, as Director of the Diplomatic Academy of the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to Brazil, Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, and Singapore. Director of the Center for North American Studies and Coordinator of the Institute for Higher Latin American Studies of the Simón Bolívar University (1989-1992). Elected “Simon Bolívar Chair Professor for Latin American Studies” by the Council of Faculties of the University of Cambridge for the academic year 2006-2007. Member of the Advising Committee of the Diplomatic Academy of London (2003-2008). Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at Princeton University (1986-1987). Author or coauthor of 30 books and more than 30 academic papers on international affairs.

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Future of CEU, the Budapest – based international university, is further uncertain: Letter of Rector Michael Ignatieff

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) and its President, Klaus F. Zimmermann, have supported the Central European University (CEU) in the struggle for scientific independence. See the GLO – CEU event recently in Budapest, among others. Now the Rector of CEU, Michael Ignatieff, has provided a further briefing:

Dear Friends:What a week this has been!  On Tuesday the Hungarian Parliament voted a year’s extension of the deadline to comply with ‘lex CEU’.  This means that CEU can admit a new class of master’s and doctoral students beginning in September 2018 and those who are admitted will be able to complete their studies here.  This is good news!

What’s less encouraging is that the government appears to have stepped back, at least for the time being, from an agreement with New York State that would guarantee CEU’s existence in Hungary in return for us establishing educational activities with our long-time partner in New York State, Bard College.  We’re still hopeful that this agreement will be signed eventually and bring the ‘CEU affair’ to a conclusion.  We’ll be implementing the Bard agreement in full.  The next steps are now up to the government.

In the meantime, CEU keeps forging ahead.  Our classes are full.  Our faculty are teaching, doing research, attending conferences, and building our reputation for academic excellence.  Applications to admit our next class will open in the coming days.  Our strategic plan for the next five years is being discussed right across the university.  Next stop in the process: the Trustees’ meeting on October 28-29.  The Trustees will suggest improvements and revisions, and then we will bring the plan back to the university for implementation.

We’ve been through quite an experience in the past year, and we haven’t reached safe harbor yet, but we’ve stood up for what we believe, we’ve done our jobs, and we’re planning for a bright future.

Thanks once again to all our supporters here in Hungary, and right around the world, for the marvelous support you’ve shown.  We can’t do this without you!

Michael Ignatieff
Rector and President

Kedves Barátaink!Micsoda hét volt ez! Kedden az Országgyűlés megszavazta, hogy a lex CEU megfelelési határidejét egy évvel meghosszabbítsák. Ez azt jelenti, hogy a CEU vehet fel diákokat a 2018 szeptemberében induló mester- és doktori képzésekre, és hogy a felvett hallgatóink be is tudják fejezni a tanulmányaikat. Ez mind jó hír.

Kevésbé biztató, hogy úgy tűnik, egyelőre a kormányzat elállt attól, hogy aláírja a New York állammal kötendő megállapodást, amely biztosítaná a CEU magyarországi működését cserébe azért, hogy a CEU régi partnerével, a Bard College-dzsal közösen oktatási tevékenységbe kezd New York államban. Továbbra is bízunk abban, hogy a megállapodást végül aláírják, és pontot tehetünk a “CEU ügy” végére. A Barddal kötött megállapodásban foglaltakat végre fogjuk hajtani. A következő lépést a kormányzatnak kell megtennie.

Eközben a CEU egy percre sem áll meg. Tantermeink tele vannak. A tanáraink tanítanak, kutatnak, konferenciákra járnak, és építik a CEU tudományos hírnevét. A következő évfolyamunk felvételi határidejét a napokban fogjuk kihirdetni. Az öt évre szóló stratégiai tervünket most vitatjuk meg közösségünk tagjaival. A következő lépés a kuratóriumi ülés október 28-29-én. A stratégiai tervet a kuratóriumi tagok javaslatai alapján fejlesztjük tovább, és hajtjuk majd végre.

Az elmúlt évben sok mindenen mentünk keresztül, és bár még nem értünk révbe, kiálltunk amellett, amiben hiszünk, elvégeztük a feladatunkat, és derűs jövőre készülünk.

Köszönöm még egyszer mindenkinek, aki kiállt mellettünk Magyarországon és világszerte. A fantasztikus támogatás nélkül nem lennénk képesek minderre.

Michael Ignatieff, elnök-rektor

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GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann spoke at Transilvania University of Brasov

The Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration within the Transilvania University of Brasov, in collaboration with the Bucharest-based Institute for Economic Forecasting within the National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy had organized on 20-21 October 2017 in the Transilvania University Brasov the International Conference

„Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2017).

Conference Program can be accessed here.

GLO Fellows Monica Raileanu Szeles (Transilvania University of Brasov), Lucian Liviu Albu (Institute for Economic Forecasting), Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Rockefeller Policy Fellow) had been members of the Scientific Committee of the conference and provided lectures.

In his conference keynote on “Migration and Well-being”, Zimmermann dealt with the following issues:

(1) The Value of Mobility

(2) GDP or Happiness?

(3) Measurement of Happiness and Wellbeing

(4) Research Questions

(5) Migration and the Wellbeing of the Natives

(6) Wellbeing of Migrants and Conditions at Home

(7) Migrants Abroad and the Wellbeing of the Left Behind

(8) Conclusions and Challenges

His overview was based on the following key publications:

(5) Wellbeing of the Natives:

►A. Akay, A. Constant and C. Giulietti: The Impact of Immigration on the Well-Being of Natives, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, (2014), 103, 72-92.

►A. Akay, A. Constant, C. Giulietti, and M. Guzi: Ethnic Diversity and Well-Being, Journal of Population Economics, (2017), 30, 265-306.

►M. Kuroki: Racial Diversity, Immigrants and the Well-being of Residents: Evidence from US Counties, Forthcoming, Journal of Population Economics, (2018). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-017-0657-9; GLO Discussion Paper, No. 76.

►N. B. Simpson, Happiness and Migration, in. A. Constant and K. F. Zimmermann (Eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar, (2013), 393-407.

►W. Betz and N. B. Simpson, The Effects of International Migration on the Well-being of Native Populations in Europe, IZA Journal of Migration, 2013,2.

(6) Migrants’ Wellbeing and Macroeconomic Conditions

Akay, O. Bargain and K. F. Zimmermann: Home Sweet Home? Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants, Journal of Human Resources, 52 (2017), 351-373.

(7) Migrants Abroad and the Wellbeing of the Left Behind

Remittances:

►A. Akay, C. Giulietti, J.D. Robalino and K. F. Zimmermann: Remittances and Well-Being among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China, Review of Economics of the Household, 12 (2014), 517-546.

► M. Akgüc, C. Giulietti and K. F.Zimmermann: The RUMiC Longitudinal Survey: Fostering Research on Labor Markets in China, IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2014, 3:5

► A. Akay, O. Bargain, C. Guilietti, J. D. Robalino and K. F.Zimmermann: Remittances and Relative Concerns in Rural China, China Economic Review, 37 (2016), 191-207.

Social Remittances:

►M. Nikolova, M. Roman and K. F. Zimmermann: Left Behind but Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries. Journal of Comparative Economics, 45 (2017), 658–684.

 

First row from the left: Lucian Liviu Albu (Institute for Economic Forecasting), Monica Raileanu Szeles (Transilvania University of Brasov) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Rockefeller Policy Fellow)

 

Conference participants in front of the Transilvania University of Brasov

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Zimmermann zum Einwanderungsgesetz: Neue Bundesregierung muß das regeln!

Auf Anfrage der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ) stellte Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO-Präsident, Universität Bonn und UNU-MERIT, Maastricht) fest:

Braucht Deutschland das neue Einwanderungsgesetz?

Das von der Union geplante Fachkräfte-Einwanderungsgesetz ist nötig, um die kurz- und langfristigen Bedarfe im deutschen Arbeitsmarkt zu sichern. Es wird im Übrigen in einer Jamaika-Koalition auf Zustimmung bei FDP und Grünen stoßen, die solche Regelungen schon lange für notwendig halten.

Was kann es bewirken?

Es schafft nach Innen und Außen mehr Transparenz und Akzeptanz.

International setzt es Signale, daß Deutschland Fachkräfte benötigt, wir bekommen derzeit gar nicht, was die Arbeitsmärkte brauchen. Und mancher bisher an illegaler Einwanderung Interessierte wird dann  versuchen, den legalen Weg zu gehen. Insbesondere die Möglichkeiten für zirkuläre Zuwanderungsverträge mit potenziellen Einwanderungsländern sind von Interesse. Dabei kommen Menschen, wenn sie Arbeit haben, und sie verlassen das Land wieder, falls die Nachfrage ausfällt. Ein Punktesystem könnte für längerfristige oder dauerhafte Bedarfe klare Signale setzen!

Eine transparente Regelung macht auch den Einheimischen klar, daß Zuwanderer für Deutschland nützlich sind, sie arbeiten und helfen somit allen. Das nimmt den Scharfmachern in der Gesellschaft wichtige Argumente.

Was nicht?

Die Flüchtlingsströme stoppen. Die Obergrenze von 200.000 Menschen pro Jahr ist Populismus. Merkel hatte Recht, unser Grundgesetz sieht sowas nicht vor. Nichts spricht gegen rasche Entscheidungs- und Rückführungszentren, das muß aber erst einmal effizient organisiert werden. Und die richtigen Flüchtlinge haben ein Anrecht auf unsere Hilfe, da haben die Grünen völlig Recht.

Die Verweigerung von Familennachzug ist zumindest nach Anerkennung inhuman und integrationsfeindlich. Auch sollten Flüchtlinge arbeiten können, sobald sie einen Antrag auf Asyl stellen konnten. So können sie sich ihren Lebensunterhalt selbst verdienen und besser integrieren, falls sie dauerhaft im Land bleiben. Dies stärkt ferner die Akzeptanz bei den Einheimischen.

Klaus F. Zimmermann

GLO – Präsident, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University und Universität Bonn, derzeit Rockefeller Policy Fellow in Bellagio/Italy.

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GLO President Zimmermann leaves Bellagio to speak at the Transilvania University of Brasov/Romania

Klaus F. Zimmermann (President of the Global Labor Organization, GLO, and Co-Director POP at UNU-MERIT) is a Rockefeller Policy Fellow 2017. He just spent several weeks in September and October at the legendary Rockefeller Bellagio Center.

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Zimmermann soon leaves Bellagio for a conference in Brasov/Romania. The Brasov conference program has just become available:

The Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration within the Transilvania University of Brasov, in collaboration with the Bucharest-based Institute for Economic Forecasting within the National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy organizes the International Conference

„Inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Challenges, measures and solutions” (ISEG 2017).

The conference will be held on 20-21 October 2017 in the Transilvania University Hall, Street Iuliu Maniu no. 47A, Brasov.

Conference Program can be accessed here.

GLO Fellows Monica Raileanu Szeles (Transilvania University of Brasov), Lucian Liviu Albu (Institute for Economic Forecasting), Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Rockefeller Policy Fellow) are members of the Scientific Committee of the conference.

On October 20, 11:00 am, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann will provide a keynote on “Migration and Well-Being”. There will be further a GLO session:

GLO Session: Issues in Global Labor: Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT Maastricht and GLO). On October 20, 14:00 pm.

“Overeducation wage penalty among Ph.D. holders: Does the field of study make the difference? An unconditional quantile regression analysis on Italian data”: Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta (University of Naples L’Orientale), Giuseppe Lubrano Lavadera (University of Salerno) and Francesco Pastore (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and GLO)

“Remittances and Income Inequality in Nigeria: A Quantile Regression Analysis”: James T. Bang (St. Ambrose University and GLO), Aniruddha Mitra (Bard College and GLO) and Phanindra V. Wunnava (Middlebury College and GLO)

“Protection and Abuse of Property Rights: Political Culture Heritage in the Eastern European Post-Communist Society”: Camelia Florela Voinea (University of Bucharest and GLO)

 

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