Category Archives: Research

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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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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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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EBES President visits Coventry Business School on May 28-29, 2019

May 29-31: Coventry, UK. 28th EBES conference.The Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) meets with support of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) at the Coventry Business School. For the full program see here. EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann, who is … Continue reading

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Finishing the Teaching of a Global Labor Economics Class at the Central European University in Budapest

Finishing a stimulating interactive class in Global Labor Economics at the School of Public Policy of the Central European University (CEU) with George Soros Chair Professor Klaus F. Zimmermann in the Spring Term in Budapest, Hungary. Ends;

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APRIL GLO Research Papers with the GLO DP of the Month on Stalin, forced labor camps and the origins of mistrust in former USSR countries.

The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month of April 2019 provides a historical explanation on within-country differences in levels of trust. Specifically, the paper finds that the lower trust levels present in former USSR countries can be traced back to … Continue reading

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Klaus F. Zimmermann provided his George Soros Lecture on May 8, 2019 at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest on “Global Labor Economics: Challenges and Benefits”

Klaus F. Zimmermann is the George Soros Chair Professor at the School of Public Policy of the Central European University (CEU) offering a student class on Global Labor Economics. He is also the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), … Continue reading

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REMINDER. George Soros Lecture in Budapest: Klaus F. Zimmermann speaks on May 8, 2019; 5.30 to 7.00 pm, CEU, Nador utca 9, Gellner. “Global Labor Economics: Challenges and Benefits”

To participate please register with Bernadett Ball of CEU at BallB@spp.ceu.edu For more information about Klaus F. Zimmermann see at SPP of CEU or at Zimmermann’s personal website. Ends;

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