Category Archives: Policy

Selective labor immigration policies matter: Insights from Canada in a New GLO Research Paper

Europe is discussing how to improve the labor market performance of economic migrants and their integration chances. The Canadian immigration system is often seen as a model case. Is there an earnings benefit depending on the selection channel under the … Continue reading

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Does Foreign Aid Stop Refugee Flows? New Evidence for the Policy Debate

In the recent heated public debates in Europe about how to control refugee flows to Europe, it is often argued that foreign aid should be helpful to moderate such migration. In a new Discussion Paper of the Global Labor Organization … Continue reading

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Important Health Policy and Healthcare Event Supported by GLO takes place at Yale University on May 11-13, 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 is contributing two … Continue reading

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Ritzen & Zimmermann discuss European employment challenges at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht: A full employment strategy

Jo Ritzen is Professor of International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Maastricht University, UNU‐MERIT, Graduate School of Governance. Klaus F. Zimmermann is Professor, UNU‐MERIT, Maastricht University and Bonn University; President, Global Labor Organization (GLO) and Research Fellow, CEPR. … Continue reading

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“Migration belebt den Arbeitsmarkt”: GLO Präsident Zimmermann im Grundsatz-Interview mit den “Salzburger Nachrichten”

Migration und Arbeitsmarkt bewegt Europa in vielfältiger Weise. Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht Universität und Universität Bonn), der auch Präsident der Global Labor Organization (GLO) ist, hatte diese Thematik jüngst in Österreich in Wien diskutiert: Europatag der Wirtschaftskammer Österreichs zu … Continue reading

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Shuaizhang Feng and Klaus F. Zimmermann Debate Long-term Unemployment in China and Europe

How to measure, analyze and fight long-term unemployment in China and Europe? Labor market experts Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University) and Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht) discussed this in Guangzhou/China on March 19, 2018. On the invitation of Professor and Dean … Continue reading

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Public Policy Lecture on European Migration Challenges: GLO President Zimmermann spoke at Jinan University

The President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht), visited Jinan University in Guangzhou/China from March 11 to March 20 on the invitation of Dean Shuaizhang Feng, Head of the Institute for Economic and Social Research … Continue reading

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GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann Met GLO Officers in Guangzhou/China

On the invitation of Professor and Dean Shuaizhang Feng, Head of the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR), the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht), visited Jinan University in Guangzhou/China from March 11 … 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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Understanding “Fading Hope” in the United States: Ritzen & Zimmermann suggest a new understanding of major changes of our world today

A large literature has discussed whether the increase in inequality over the last decade in Western industrial countries such as the United States (US) would lead to increasing tensions between socio-economic groups, social uprising and political change which might in … Continue reading

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