Category Archives: Economics

Inter-generational transmission of fertility preferences in Romania: How the 1966 abortion ban has affected the demand for children in the next-generation

How do fertility preferences transfer between generations within families? In a new Discussion Paper of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), GLO Fellow Federico H. Gutierrez (Vanderbilt University) provides evidence using a historical event, the 1966 abortion ban in Romania. Current … Continue reading

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Immigration restrictions induce lower cultural assimilation

As migration research has shown, restricting free labor mobility leads to more migrants in the host country. People stay longer or forever and bring family. My 2014 article on Circular Migration has reviewed this point providing evidence for Mexico and … Continue reading

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Global Insights – MyView: No abuse of child benefits!

Trouble is currently generating once again the payment of German child allowance abroad. 343 million euros were spent on foreign children living abroad in 2017, significantly less than in the previous year (414 million euros). It is true that payments … Continue reading

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GLO President Zimmermann spoke in Policy Panel of DIE WEIS[S]E WIRTSCHAFT in Vienna evaluating the migration and integration policy objectives of the new Austrian government

In a series of evaluation events, the Vienna-based DIE WEIS[S]E WIRTSCHAFT, an independent group of policy analysts supporting evidence-based policymaking, has brought together experts to discuss and evaluate the new Austrian government coalition contract. A last round of experts met … Continue reading

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Zimmermann meets GLO Fellows at Monash University

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT and Melbourne University) met researchers on December 14 at Monash University for academic exchange. Yves Zenou (Monash University and GLO) in his office.   Asad Islam and Yves Zenou (both Monash University and GLO) … Continue reading

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Economic Stars 2017: Journal of Population Economics strongly represented

The Economic Stars present the top cited, highly downloaded, and most shared journal articles published 2016 in the Springer economics journals. Klaus F. Zimmermann, Princeton University & UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, is President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and Editor-in-Chief of … Continue reading

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Does demographic change cause secular economic stagnation?

A substantial public debate is concerned about declining growth and secular stagnation with negative consequences for jobs and earnings. A new published 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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Prominent Scientists on 30 Years of the Journal of Population Economics

Views of prominent scientists (see below) on the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of Population Economics are contained in the first issue 2017, now in print and already available online. All articles are available free of charge until December 15, … 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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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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