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Return migrants transfer social norms: Evidence on female genital mutilation in Mali just published in the Journal of Population Economics

A recent GLO Discussion Paper found that girls living in localities with return migrants in Mali are less likely to be circumcised. This effect is driven mainly by the returnees from Côte d’Ivoire, suggesting that, in addition to punitive action … Continue reading

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Leaving Budapest.

Over April – June 2019, Klaus F. Zimmermann has been George Soros Visiting Chair Professor at the School of Public Policy of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. On June 28, he terminated this engagement and returned to the … Continue reading

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Rwanda Post Conference Impressions: Touring the Country

June 12-14, 2019, Kigali, Rwanda. GLO Fellows provided a number of keynote lectures at the international conference on “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation” organized at the College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda and the Hotel Nobleza. More … Continue reading

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Kigali Conference Impressions: Hotel Nobleza, After the Hour

June 12-14, 2019, Kigali, Rwanda. Keynote lecture at the international conference on “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation” organized at the College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda and the Hotel Nobleza. More conference details. Hotel Nobleza Nightlife Ends;

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German “Mittelstand”: An antithesis to Silicon Valley entrepreneurship? Insights by Friederike Welter & André Pahnke

Some perceive the German Mittelstand as a low growth, low-tech and non-innovative approach while in contrast the Silicon Valley entrepreneurship is regarded as the salvation for a doomed German economy. Is German type family business at the end? In their … Continue reading

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Kigali, University of Rwanda & Hotel Nobleza hosted high-profile conference in economics and business with key participation of distinguished GLO speekers.

On June 12-14, 2019, in Kigali, Rwanda, at the College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda and the Hotel Nobleza, GLO Fellows Manfred Fischedick, Almas Heshmati, Hans Lööf and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann were among the invited speakers … Continue reading

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New research from the GLO network: Childcare in Vietnam – how Asian females perform in the labor market. And free access to all GLO research papers from May 2019.

Accessible childcare services enhance women’s labor market performances and reduce gender gaps, now supported by research for Vietnam. The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month of May 2019  explores the relationship between the use and availability of childcare and maternal … Continue reading

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From walls to seawalls: Climate change is predicted to redesign the game of walls worldwide.

The United States is still debating its wall with Mexico. As Victoria Vernon & Klaus F. Zimmermann have documented, building walls between countries has become fashion over recent decades signalling the widespread rising fears about globalization. The number of walls … Continue reading

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June 20, 2019. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann spoke in a crowded research seminar at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest on global labor economics.

On June 20, 2019 Klaus F. Zimmermann, President of the Global Labor Organization and currently George Soros Visiting Chair at the Central European University, was visiting the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to deliver a research seminar on “Global Labor Economics: … Continue reading

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The Future of Europe after the European Elections. Public Debate at the Central European University, Budapest, on June 5, 2019.

Quo Vadis Europe after the European elections? Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann (both Budapest) debated on June 5, 2019 with Elsa Fornero (Turin) and Jonathan Portes (London) the consequences and perspectives for Europe in front of a larger audience. … Continue reading

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