Youth Employment: What Drives School to Work Transitions: Reminder of a Call for Papers for a Research Journal

Reminder of a special Call for Papers on “School to Work Transitions”

The International Journal of Manpower together with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) is preparing a Special Issue on:

The School to Work Transition: Cross-Country Differences, Evolution and Reforms”.

Submissions are invited until February 15, 2018.

The special issue is edited by Francesco Pastore (University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” and GLO) and Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO). This project is related to the GLO Thematic Cluster on “School-to-Work Transitions” headed by Francesco Pastore. Interested GLO network members are invited to contribute to both ventures, but the Special Issue is open to submissions from all authors of qualified articles dealing with relevant aspects of the broadly defined topic.

Please study a very detailed outline of the CALL HERE or on the Journal page.

Pastore (left) and Zimmermann discussing the Special Issue project during a joint GLO mission 2017 in Brasov/Romania.

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Prominent ASSA Panel Discussed the Usefulness of Wellbeing Data for Policymaking

The American Economic Association (AEA), in conjunction with 58 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics. The event which is the largest meeting of academic economists in the world typically brings together more than 13,000 individuals from all parts of the world.

ASSA 2018 took place in Philadelphia on January 5 -7.

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an international, independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that has no institutional position. The GLO functions as global network and virtual platform for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the general public interested in scientific research and its policy and societal implications on global labor markets, demographic challenges and human resources.

Many GLO Fellows were at ASSA to present their work and engage in academic exchange and informal meetings. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht and Bonn University) was also present to discuss and develop GLO issues in many informal meetings and gatherings.

Should Economists Make More Use of Direct Data on Subjective Wellbeing?

On Sunday, January 7, a prominent panel in front of a large audience with Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia University), David Laibson (Harvard University), William Nordhaus (Yale University) introduced by Richard Layard (London School of Economics) and chaired by GLO Fellow Alan Krueger (Princeton University) was discussing the issue and the potentials for policymaking. One agreement had been that the potentials of the available data have been so far largely underused.

From the left: Zimmermann, Stiglitz, Laibson, Nordhaus, Krueger and Layard.

In 2017, Zimmermann had delivered a number of keynote lectures on “Migration and Wellbeing”, see reports on events in Kyiv (Ukraine), Brasov (Romania) and Sydney (Australia) developing substantial insights for policymaking.

 

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Berlin Conference in Business and Economics on May 23-25, 2018

The 25th Conference of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) will take 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 their Berlin study center.  A previous announcement.

Call for Papers

25th EBES Conference – Berlin/Germany

May 23-25, 2018

Jointly organized with the GLO and hosted by the FOM University, Berlin
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018
www.ebesweb.org

Researchers are cordially invited to submit abstracts or papers for consideration for presentation at the 25th EBES Conference. The event will take place on May 23-25, 2018 at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. It is jointly organized with the GLO (Global Labor Organization) and hosted by the FOM University of Applied Sciences with the support of the Istanbul Economic Research Association.

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 a focus is on Europe and Asia, all papers from major economics, finance, and business fields – theoretical or empirical – are highly welcome.

GLO President Zimmermann in front of FOM Berlin

Keynote Speakers of the Berlin Conference: 

Marco Vivarelli and Klaus F. Zimmermann

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.; Prof. Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy; Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and Bonn University, Germany.

Abstract/Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit abstracts or papers no later than February 28, 2018. For submission, please visit this website: http://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/25th-EBES-Conference-Berlin/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 are offered to be published in the EBES journals (no submission or publication fees). EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) are published by Springer and indexed in the Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), EconLit, EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest, ABI/INFORM, Business Source,  International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), OCLC, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Summon by ProQuest, TOC Premier, Cabell’s Directory, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, and Google Scholar.

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 the submission of full papers is 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 or publication fees).

The conference proceedings 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 and 17th EBES Conference Proceedings were all accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index. 16th, 18th and subsequent conference proceedings are in progress.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 28, 2018
Reply-by: March 8, 2018
Registration deadline: April 20, 2018
Announcement of the Program: April 30, 2018

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

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Migration and Wellbeing: Video and Photos from the Zimmermann Lecture at Macquarie University now available

In November 2017, Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University & President of the Global Labor Organization, GLO) has been a Visiting Professor at Macquarie University in Sydney/Australia. On November 22, he provided a well-received Public Lecture in the Lighthouse Lecture Series of Macquarie University  on:

Migration and Well-Being (see also the full report)

To view the full event video and photos from the evening. Visit also the Faculty of Business and Economics webpage.

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Season’s Greetings from Bonn!

Dear Friends and Contacts:

Back in Bonn from a two months exciting trip through Australia.

Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht; GLO President

Sydney/Australia Near-by the Waterfront; 12 December 2017. Globalists at Work.

Melbourne/Australia; 17 December 2017.

Frankfurt/Main Airport, Germany; 19 December 2017.

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Zimmermann aus Australien in Bonn zurück. Horst Köhler ehrt den GLO – Präsidenten

Der Bonner Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Klaus F. Zimmermann (Prof. em. der Universität Bonn und Ko-Direktor von POP an UNU-MERIT in Maastricht und Honorarprofessor der Universität Maastricht) ist am 19. Dezember 2017 von einer zweimonatigen Forschungs- und Vortragsreise durch die Universitäten Australiens nach Bonn zurückgekehrt. Dabei arbeitete er mit einem Forschungspreis als Eminent Research Scholar an der Melbourne University und nahm im November auch eine Gastprofessur an der Macquarie University wahr. Dabei hielt er öffentliche Vorlesungen und Forschungsseminare an der University of Western Australia (Perth), der Melbourne University, der University of Wollongong, der Macquarie University (Sydney), der University of New South Wales (Sydney), der University of Adelaide, der University of Queensland (Brisbane) und der Monash University (Melbourne) und hielt Vorträge bei Konferenzen der Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) and the Australian Labour Market Research Group (ALMR) in Canberra.

Zimmermann traf überall auf volle Säle und ein interessiertes Publikum, sowohl unter Wissenschaftlern wie in der Politik. Das Interesse an der von ihm als Präsident geleiteten Global Labor Organization (GLO) in Australien nahm daraufhin sprunghaft zu.

In der Mitte seiner Reise durch Australien feierte er am 2. Dezember 2017 im privaten Kreise seinen 65. Geburtstag, bewußt ohne breites öffentliches Aufsehen. Denn der 65. Geburtstag wird häufig immer noch als Abschluß eines Arbeitslebens angesehen. Genau dieses Signal wollte er aber nicht geben. Vielmehr ist mit seiner langfristigen Präsenz in Forschung und Beratung, gerade in Deutschland, weiter zu rechnen.

Dennoch ereichten ihn viele freundliche, herzliche und anerkennende Geburtstagsgrüße und die besten Wünsche für seine zukünftige Arbeit und die Entwicklung der GLO. Diese hat er dankbar beantwortet. Ein anerkennendes Schreiben des ehemaligen Bundespräsidenten Horst Köhler an den GLO – Präsidenten (s. unten freigegeben) hat ihn besonders gefreut.

Das Schreiben des ehemaligen Bundespräsidenten Horst Köhler, den Zimmermann in seiner Amtszeit mehrfach beraten hatte:

 

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GLO President Zimmermann: Eminent Scholar Melbourne University, November – December 2017.

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University), had been granted the prestigious Australian Eminent Research Scholar Award. He was resident in November and December 2017 at The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research of the University of Melbourne, Australia. In November 2017, he was also visiting Macquarie University. Zimmermann is also the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

During his visit, Zimmermann gave research seminars, informal talks and public lectures in Perth, Melbourne, Wollongong, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra at the University of Western Australia, Melbourne University, the University of Wollongong, Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Adelaide, the University of Queensland, conferences of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) and the Australian Labour Market Research Conference (ALMR), and at Monash University.

Most of his visit to Australia, Zimmermann worked at The Melbourne Institute of the University of Melbourne, in particular with his host, Prof. John Haisken-DeNew. The joint project of the two includes work on migration to Australia. Haisken-DeNew has made a remarkable and global career, with an education in Canada, a PhD thesis with Zimmermann as supervisor at the University of Munich and collaborative work in Mannheim, Munich and Berlin, and key academic positions at the German Economic Institute (DIW Berlin) and as a tenured Full Professor at the University of Bochum, Germany. He is also an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Haisken-DeNew and Zimmermann have a long list of joint research papers and projects, including their co-authored paper “Native Wage Impacts of Foreign Labor: A Random Effects Panel Analysis” in the Journal of Population Economics of 1994 that got 313 Google Scholar cites.

On November 16, Zimmermann gave a public lecture at the Melbourne Institute of Melbourne University on “European Migration: Challenges and Perspectives with a Global View”. Over his visiting period, he had research talks with a larger number of Melbourne University and Melbourne Institute Faculty and visitors, among them many GLO Fellows. Among those were Hilary Hoynes and GLO Fellow Jan van Ours, Barbara Broadway, Diana Contreras Suarez, Nicolas Herault, Jan Kabatek, Inga Lass, Kevin Staub and Mark Wooden.

During a period of two months, Zimmermann was honored by an impressive tour through the academic institutions of Australia with a very warm welcome and respect everywhere. He returned to Bonn on December 19, 2017 with gratitude for the experiences and strong impressions of a wonderful, well organized country with an excellent and ambitious academic community.

This piece was created at Tiwi Design at Nguiu on Bathurst Island by famous artist Bede Tungatalum. The Art Centre was established in 1969 to promote Tiwi art and aboriginal culture.

John Haisken-DeNew and Zimmermann.

From the Melbourne Museum, Carlton.

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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) with Klaus F. Zimmermann (left)

Discussion with GLO Fellows about research issues and publication strategies. From the left: Jaai Parasnis (Monash University), Wei Xiao (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China), Klaus F. Zimmermann, Asad Islam (Monash University), Choon Wang (Monash University), Chandarany Ouch (Cambodia Development Resource Institute, CDRI) and Sakiba Tasneem (Monash University).

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Zimmermann spoke at a conference of Asian and Australasian Labor Economists in Canberra

The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) was created to promote research and cooperation in Labour and Applied Economics across Asia and Australasia. The inaugural conference of the AASLE brought together from 7-9 December 2017 over 400 researchers and over 120 papers from around the world. It was hosted by the Australian National University Research School of Economics in Canberra, Australia. The event has been impressive and was a huge success.

The Global Labor Organization (GLO) had supported this initiative and also organized a special GLO session chaired by GLO Country Lead Australia, John Haisken-DeNew (Melbourne University). A large number of GLO Fellows were participating in the event and were presenting papers in various sessions.

The event was organized by Christian Dustmann, University College London; Bob Gregory, Australian National University and GLO; Xin Meng, Australian National University and GLO; John Tang, Australian National University; Matthew Gray, Australian National University.

Eminent Scholar and Visiting Professor at Melbourne University, Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University & President of the Global Labor Organization, GLO) was presenting two papers at this event on December 7 and 8, 2017.

Zimmermann presenting one of his AASLE papers in the National Press Club of Australia as part of the AASLE conference.

Zimmermann at the conference venue in the conference hotel Realm.

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Zimmermann delivered keynote at Australian Labour Economists event (ALMR) in Canberra

The 28th Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop brought together high-quality labour economic research that engages actively with policy makers. The workshop took place on 6-7 December 2017 at The Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit Barton, Canberra, Australia. The event was organized by GLO Fellow Boyd Hunter (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University).

Eminent Scholar and Visiting Professor at Melbourne University and Macquarie University, Klaus F. Zimmermann (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University & President of the Global Labor Organization, GLO) had provided a keynote lecture on December 7, 2017 on “The European Migration Challenge”.

Final Program booklet for 2017 ALMR Workshop November 2017 A4

Zimmermann on his way by car from Melbourne to Canberra exploring the coast during a break close to the sea.

ALMR Head and GLO Fellow Boyd Hunter (right) with Zimmermann after his keynote lecture.

 

Observing Koalas in the Tidbinbilla National Park near-by Canberra.

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