Milena Nikolova & Boris Nikolaev: Family matters for later life satisfaction. Fresh research from the GLO Paper of the month; and other GLO papers free to access.

In their GLO Discussion Paper of the month, Milena Nikolova & Boris Nikolaev find that the adverse effects associated with parental unemployment experienced at a young age tend to last well into young adulthood and are more nuanced than previously thought.

Read more and access all GLO DPs for free!

Titles and free access/links to GLO Discussion Papers

GLO Discussion Papers are research and policy papers of the GLO Network which are widely circulated to encourage discussion. Provided in cooperation with EconStor, a service of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, GLO Discussion Papers are among others listed in RePEc (see IDEAS, EconPapers). Complete list of all GLO DPs downloadable for free.

GLO Discussion Paper of the Month: May

Nikolova, Milena; Nikolaev, Boris N., Family matters: involuntary parental unemployment during childhood and subjective well-being later in life, GLO Discussion Paper No. 212, May 2018. Free download.

Abstract: We are the first to examine how parental unemployment experienced during early-, mid- and late-childhood affects adult life satisfaction. Using German household panel data, we find that parental unemployment induced by plant closures and experienced during early (0-5 years) and late (11-15 years) childhood leads to lower life satisfaction at ages 18-31. Nevertheless, parental unemployment can also have a positive effect depending on the age and gender of the child. Our results are robust even after controlling for local unemployment, individual and family characteristics, parental job loss expectations, financial resources, and parents’ working time when growing up. These findings imply that the adverse effects associated with parental unemployment experienced at a young age tend to last well into young adulthood and are more nuanced than previously thought.

GLO Discussion Papers of May 2018

213 Microsimulation Analysis of Optimal Income Tax Reforms. An Application to New Zealand – Download PDF
by Creedy, John & Gemmell, Norman & Hérault, Nicolas & Mok, Penny

212 Family matters: involuntary parental unemployment during childhood and subjective well-being later in life – Download PDF
by Nikolova, Milena & Nikolaev, Boris N.

211 Just Like A Woman? New Comparative Evidence on the Gender Income Gap across Eastern Europe and Central Asia – Download PDF
by Blunch, Niels-Hugo

210 National Identity under Economic Integration – Download PDF
by Chiang, Chun-Fang & Liu, Jin-Tan & Wen, Tsai-Wei

209 A nudge to quit? The effect of a change in pension information on annuitization, labor supply and retirement choices among older workers – Download PDF
by Hagen, Johannes & Hallberg, Daniel & Sjögren Lindquist, Gabriella

208 The Last of the Lost Generations? Formal and Non-Formal Education in Ghana during Times of Economic Decline and Recovery – Download PDF
by Blunch, Niels-Hugo & Hammer, Jeffrey S.

Successful GLO team:
GLO Managing Director Matloob Piracha (University of Kent, right) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and Bonn University, left).

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Join the Italian labor economists in September in Ancona: Submission deadline June 10, 2018!

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) collaborates with many institutions worldwide including joint sessions at conferences.  As in 2017, the GLO seeks to be present at the 2018 Italian Association of Labor Economists (AIEL) conference in Italy. This initiative is headed by the GLO Country Lead of Italy, Francesco Pastore (Seconda Università di Napoli). GLO Italy is one of the largest country groups and among the most active.

Message

Francesco Pastore and Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO President and UNU-MERIT, Maastricht) encourage all GLO members to submit a paper to the forthcoming XXXIII AIEL  Conference to be held on the 20-21st of September 2018 at the University Politecnica of Marche, in Ancona.

The conference will host one or more AIEL-GLO joint sessions. Those who are interested in submitting their paper should specify that the paper is meant to be presented in the AIEL-GLO joint session.

Francesco and Klaus: “We hope you can make it to Ancona at the XXXIII AIEL Conference!”

The deadline for the submission of papers is the 10th of June!

There will be a discounted rate for early bird registrations (before the 1st of August) of accepted papers.

The theme of the AIEL 2018 plenary sessions is the analysis of population ageing and of the role of families in fertility decisions, labor market participation, and children’s education.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by GLO Fellow Jan van Ours (Erasmus University Rotterdam),  Andrea Ichino (European University Institute), and Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne).

For further information regarding the conference, see the home page of the Association: http://www.aiel.it/page/news.php

The call for papers can be downloaded from here:
http://www.aiel.it/cms/cms-files/eventi/lavoratori_eventi_consiglio_20180319175932_CBACDADC.pdf


Left Francesco Pastore (GLO Country Lead Italy) and Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO President)


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Informal job search is popular, but does not pay in China a new study in the Journal of Population Economics shows!

Informal search for jobs is typically for migrants around the world. Rural migrants in urban China also use largely informal methods. A new study in the Journal of Population Economics, the leading academic outlet in the field of population economics, is now establishing a significant wage penalty for those migrant workers who have conducted their search through informal channels, despite their popularity.

The authors are Yuanyuan Chen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics), Le Wang (University of Oklahoma) & Min Zhang (East China Normal University).

Wang is also a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), an international organization that supports academic international exchange and the work of the Journal of Population Economics. Wang had been recently awarded the prestigious Kuznets Prize 2018 of the Journal of Population Economics for his 2017 article in the Journal with Chunbei Wang on the economic effects of marriage delays. See also the interview on the prize paper.

The article was just published in the new issue of the Journal of Population Economics, , Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 836-876:

Informal search, bad search?: the effects of job search method on wages among rural migrants in urban China

Yuanyuan Chen, Le Wang & Min Zhang

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https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0672-x

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The use of informal job search method is prevalent in many countries. There is, however, no consensus in the literature on whether it actually matters for wages, and if it does, what are the underlying mechanisms. We empirically examine these issues specifically for rural migrants in urban China, a country where one of the largest domestic migration in human history has occurred over the past decades. We find that there exists a significant wage penalty for those migrant workers who have conducted their search through informal channels, despite their popularity. Our further analysis suggests two potential reasons for the wage penalty: (1) the informal job search sends a negative signal (of workers’ inability to successfully find a job in a competitive market) to potential employers, resulting in lower wages, and (2) there exists a trade-off between wages and search efficiency for quicker entry into local labor market. We also find some evidence that the informal job search may lead to low-skilled jobs with lower wages. We do not find strong evidence supporting alternative explanations.

Journal of Population Economics

Klaus F. Zimmermann; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Economics; President, GLO. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) supports the Journal of Population Economics.

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GLO informs: 26th EBES Conference in Prague in October 2018

The GLO – affiliated Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) invites researchers to present their work at the 26th EBES Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 24-26, 2018. The Submission Deadline is July 31, 2018. The GLO is the Global Labor Organization. Klaus F. Zimmermann is GLO President.

Call for Papers: 26th EBES Conference – Prague
October 24-26, 2018; Prague, Czech Republic
Hosted by University of Finance and Administration
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2018
www.ebesweb.org

You are cordially invited to submit your abstracts or papers for presentation consideration at the 26th EBES Conference that will take place on October 24-26, 2018 at the University of Finance and Administration.

The conference aims to bring together many distinguished researchers from all over the world. Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues. Although we focus on Europe and Asia, all papers from major economics, finance, and business fields – theoretical or empirical – are highly encouraged.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Jonathan Batten
Prof. Peter G. Szilagyi

Board
Prof. Jonathan Batten, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, U.S.A.
Prof. Peter Rangazas, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, U.S.A.
Prof. Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. John Rust, Georgetown University, U.S.A. & GLO
Prof. Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy & GLO
Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, The Netherlands & GLO

Abstract/Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts or papers no later than February 28, 2018. For submission, please visit our website at: http://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/26th-EBES-Conference-Prague/Abstract-Submission.aspx no submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to ebes@ebesweb.org.

Publication Opportunities
Qualified papers will be published in the EBES journals (no submission and publication fees). EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) are published by Springer and indexed in the SCOPUS, EBSCO EconLit with Full Text, Google Scholar, ABI/INFORM, ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide, CNKI, EBSCO Business Source, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO TOC Premier, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), OCLC, ProQuest Business Premium Collection, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Turkey Database, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Summon by ProQuest, Cabell’s Directory, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.

Also all accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the Conference Program and the Abstract Book (with an ISBN number). It will be distributed to all conference participants at the conference via USB. Although submitting full papers are not required, all the submitted full papers will also be included in the conference proceedings in the USB. After the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to send their paper to be published in the Springer’s series Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics (no submission and publication fees).

This will also be sent to Thomson Reuters in order to be reviewed for coverage in its Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Please note that the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th EBES Conference Proceedings are accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index. 18th, 20th and subsequent conference proceedings are in progress.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 31, 2018
Reply-by: August 13, 2018
Registration deadline: September 14, 2018
Announcement of the Program: September 18, 2018

Contact
Ugur Can (ebes@ebesweb.org)
Dr. Ender Demir (demir@ebesweb.org)

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann

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Successful PhD defense at Maastricht University

In a public event on May 29, 2018 at Maastricht University, Simone Sasso (UNU-MERIT), has defended successfully his thesis “Talent on the move. Essays on human capital, graduate mobility and economic development”. Sasso now works for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. His thesis supervisors were Jo Ritzen and Bart Verspagen.

The ceremony was chaired by Peter Møllgaard, previously Professor of Industrial Organization at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), who has been just appointed as the new Dean of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). He started on April 1 for a first period of five years succeeding Franz Palm who had been acting Dean of SBE since September 2017.

Present in the PhD defense next to Ritzen and Verspagen were also Frank Corvers, Luc Soete and Klaus F. Zimmermann (all five affiliated with Maastricht University), among others.  Corvers was also Head of the thesis committee of Sasso. Soete and Ritzen have been both previously Rectors of Maastricht University; Verspagen is Director of UNU-MERIT and Director-Dean of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) at Maastricht University, Luc Soete had been the Founding Director of UNU-MERIT. Klaus F. Zimmermann is the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and member of UNU-MERIT like Soete and Ritzen. Ritzen and Verspagen are also GLO Fellows.

Simone Sasso defended his position very well against all concerns from the large group of distinguished experts. After a reception followed a dinner to complete the event.

Klaus F. Zimmermann after the ceremony.

After dinner in the Old City of Maastricht enjoying company.

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In defence: “Talent on the move” at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht

In a public event at Maastricht University, Simone Sasso (UNU-MERIT), will defend his thesis “Talent on the move. Essays on human capital, graduate mobility and economic development”.

Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT and Bonn University Emeritus), who is also the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, will participate at the event in the afternoon. He is a member of the thesis committee of Simone Sasso.

On Wednesday May 30, Zimmermann will also discuss issues with collaborators at UNU-MERIT.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF UNU-MERIT EVENT

United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

 

Title: Talent on the move. Essays on human capital, graduate mobility and economic development
Speaker: Simone Sasso
Institute: UNU-MERIT
Date: May 29, 2018
Time: 16:0017:30
Venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
Type: PhD defence

Abstract

Due to the knowledge and skills that graduates bring with them, their interregional and international mobility can have substantial effects on their economies of origin and destination. This thesis aims to broaden the understanding of how human capital and graduates’ geographical mobility affects their individual careers, as well as, the firms, scientific systems, and countries in which they work. It combines microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives and applies a broad array of econometric and social network analysis techniques to a variety of large datasets. First, the thesis investigates the relationship between human capital, R&D, and productivity across different economies and industries. Second, it analyses whether interregional graduate mobility as well as educational and cultural diversity among employees in a firm have a positive effect on productivity. Subsequently, it studies how the interregional mobility of graduates affects their chan ces of having a job in line with their qualifications. Finally, it investigates the role of geographical mobility for scientific upgrading by analysing the impact of the international mobility of PhD holders on local and global scientific collaborations and on the individual careers of the researchers. The results indicate that the potential benefits that graduate mobility can bring are substantial (even if oftentimes not wholly realized) and confirm the importance of maintaining a multi-level perspective in future research.

Keywords
Human capital; productivity; skilled migration; interregional mobility; international mobility; education-job match; research collaboration.

Klaus F. Zimmermann

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DER WEIS[S]E BLOG – nun als Video verfügbar: Experten bewerten das Regierungsprogramm 2017-2022 der Österreichischen Regierung

Die österreichische unabhängige Gruppe DIE WEIS[S]E WIRTSCHAFT macht komplexe Fragen im Sinne evidenzbasierter Politik transparent. Dem diente auch eine Veranstaltungsreihe zum Regierungsprogramm der neuen Österreichischen Regierung mit den Themenbereichen Gesundheit, Wirtschaft, Bildung und Migrations- und Integrationspolitik. Die Videos der Veranstaltungen liegen jetzt vor. Klaus F. Zimmermann, Präsident der Global Labor Organization (GLO), war an der Veranstaltung zur Migrations- und Integrationspolitik im Panel als Akteur beteiligt.

Im Regierungsprogramm 2017-2022 der neuen Österreichischen Regierung ist vieles bloß angedeutet, soll geprüft oder evaluiert werden. Aber auch konkrete Maßnahmen sind erkennbar. In der Veranstaltungsreihe

„Experten bewerten – das Regierungsprogramm auf dem Prüfstand“

organisiert unter der Leitung von GLO Fellow Peter Brandner (Wien) durch

Weis[s]e Wirtschaft

werden wesentliche Politikbereiche aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven kritisch im Lichte evidenzbasierter Politik beleuchtet und diskutiert.

Jetzt wurde das Programm weitgehend durch Videos dokumentiert vorgelegt und auf der Website DIE WEIS[S]E WIRTSCHAFT verfügbar gemacht.

17. Jänner 2018
>> Gesundheitspolitik

29. Jänner 2018
>> Wirtschaftspolitik

14. Februar 2018
>> Bildungspolitik (folgt demnächst)

27. Februar 2018
>> Migrations- und Integrationspolitik
Die Veranstaltung am 27. Februar erfolgte unter Beteiligung von GLO Präsident Klaus F. Zimmermann.

Migrations- und Integrationspolitik im Regierungsprogramm 2017-2022

Der Migrations- und Integrationspanel (von links): Robert Holzmann, University of New South Wales (Sydney), Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Wien); Ursula Struppe, Dienststellenleiterin Integration und Diversität, Magistratsabteilung 17, Stadt Wien; Andreas Kresbach, Die Weis[s]e Wirtschaft; Klaus F. Zimmermann, Präsident Global Labor Organization (GLO) und Co-Direktor UNU-MERIT, Universität Maastricht; Roland Goiser, Stv. Direktor Österreichischer Integrationsfonds (ÖIF).

Literatur:
Zimmermann, Klaus F., Migrationspolitik im Mediensturm, Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 63 (2016), 497-508.
Zimmermann, Klaus F., Evidenzbasierte wissenschaftliche Politikberatung, Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 134 (2014), 259-270.
Zimmermann, Klaus F., Lobbyisten der Wahrheit, Deutsche Universitätszeitung (DUZ), 3 (2015), 14-15.
Zimmermann, Klaus F., The Core of Global Scientific Policy Advice: op-ed 

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It pays to care! GLO Fellows Stijn Baert & Sunčica Vujić find Volunteering Premium in causal analysis

Caring seems to be at odds with the simple model of economic agents as understood by the wider societal audience. However, care taking is a more and more popular field in economic analysis. A recent study in the Journal of Population Economics, the leading academic outlet in the field of population economics, is now establishing a volunteering premium. This implies that not only people care, it also pays to care.

Both authors, Stijn Baert & Sunčica Vujić, are Fellows of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), an international organization that supports academic international exchange and the work of the Journal of Population Economics. The article was just published in the new issue of the Journal of Population Economics, , Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 819–836:

Does it pay to care? Volunteering and employment opportunities

Stijn Baert & Sunčica Vujić

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The GLO Fellows have investigated whether volunteering has a causal effect on individual employment opportunities. A field experiment is conducted in which volunteering activities are randomly assigned to fictitious job applications sent to genuine vacancies in Belgium. They find that volunteers are 7.3 percentage points more likely to get a positive reaction to job applications. The volunteering premium is higher for females but invariant with respect to the number of engagements.

  • Baert: Ghent University, University of Antwerp, Université Catholique de Louvain, GLO and IZA, Ghent, Belgium

Stijn Baert

  • Vujić: University of Antwerp and University of Bath, Antwerp, Belgium, and GLO

Sunčica Vujić

Journal of Population Economics

Klaus F. Zimmermann; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Economics; President, GLO. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) supports the Journal of Population Economics.

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Klaus F. Zimmermann receives prestigious EBES Fellow Award for his lifetime academic achievements at a large conference in Berlin

The 25th Conference of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES)  takes place on May 23-25, 2018 in Berlin/Germany. It is jointly organized with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and hosted by the FOM University in the Berlin study center. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT. The conference program covers 525 authors from 60 countries of the world with over 300 papers present.

As the highlight of the first day, the EBES Fellow Award 2018 was given to Klaus F. Zimmermann, Professor Emeritus of Bonn University and Honorary Professor of the Free University of Berlin. He is also Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT and Honorary Professor at Maastricht University and Honorary Professor at Renmin University of China.

The EBES Fellow Award honors an academician for his lifetime contributions to his field. Zimmermann got the award for his outstanding achievements and invaluable contributions to the areas of labor, population economics, and migration. The award was given in an impressive ceremony with a laudation by Professor Marco Vivarelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy in front of over 300 conference participants. GLO President Zimmermann appreciated the presence of a large number of collaborators, including GLO Fellows Martin Kahanec, Corrado Giulietti, Matloob Piracha, Francesco Pastore, Kea Tijdens, Almas Heshmati, Timan Brück, Milena Nikolova, Olena, Nizalova, Marco Leonardi and Nick Drydakis. After a long day with a dense academic program, the hundreds of conference participants celebrated with Zimmermann and exchanged their views at the GLO Reception at the fantastic event place Wasserwerk Berlin. Many participants enjoyed the lovely city Berlin until very early in the morning.

 

From the left: Professor Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, Vice President of EBES, Istanbul Medeniyet University and GLO; Klaus F. Zimmermann; Professor Marco Vivarelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, and GLO.

Zimmermann in front of the Wasserwerk Berlin.

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Wasserwerk Berlin

 

 

 

 

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