Monthly Archives: September 2016

European Migration in the Great Recession

Brexit symbolizes the new worries about internal European mobility. At the same time, the additional fears generated by the refugee crisis crowds out the necessary debate about new labor migration to Europe. Against this background, Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. … Continue reading

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Migrationspolitik in der Flüchtlingskrise

DIE WEIS(S)E WIRTSCHAFT: Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University und UNU-MERIT in Maastricht, analysiert die Lage Europas angesichts der bestehenden Migrationsherausforderungen. Bei einer Veranstaltung der Weis(s)en Wirtschaft am 13. Oktober 2016 in Wien um 18.30 Uhr zum Thema Migrationspolitik und Flüchtlingskrise … Continue reading

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Migrant and Refugee Integration in Europe: A New Deal

The European migration and refugee challenge is still not under control. Without a New European Deal it cannot be mastered. The background for new strategies are discussed on 29-30 September 2016 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Conference … Continue reading

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Does the world face secular stagnation?

Some public debate has been concerned about declining growth and secular stagnation with negative consequences for jobs and earnings. A new discussion paper takes a global, long-run perspective on the recent debate about secular stagnation, which has so far mainly … Continue reading

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Arrived at Princeton University

After six months at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University, I have moved to Princeton University. I am now affiliated with the Economics Department and the Industrial Relations Section. Working in the Firestone Library is fun, and the … Continue reading

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New York 9 – 11 Attacks

This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9 – 11 attacks. The occasion provides an opportunity to reflect the brutal challenges of a free world. Terror is no answer, nowhere in this world. The 9/11 Memorial in New York … Continue reading

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Washington DC: Free Trade Negotiations Must Go On

As the US election campaign and the European policy debate show, there is a problematic rise in anti-free trade sentiments. As a consequence, the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in the US congress is in danger. The companion … Continue reading

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Farewell Cambridge: Change of address

Change of address: After six months of successful work at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, I have left for Princeton University. The Boston area is one of the most vibrant academic places in the world (if not … Continue reading

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Keine Frage: Wir schaffen das

Der Ausspruch von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel auf einer Pressekonferenz am 31. August 2015 “Wir schaffen das!” angesichts einer eskalierenden Flüchtlingsfrage hat bereits legendären Charakter. Mit dem vorgeblich niederschmetternden Wahlergebnis zur Landtagswahl in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vom vergangenen Sonntag, das die CDU hinter … Continue reading

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New Literature on the Economics of Aging

Volume 1A-1B. Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging Editors: John Piggott & Alan Woodland Forthcoming December 2016 with North Holland. Further details including Table of Content. Volume A contains: Zaiceva, Anzelika & Klaus F. Zimmermann, Migration and the Demographic … Continue reading

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