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 of an international conference on “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation”. Almas Heshmati is the academic Lead of the GLO Research Cluster on “Labor Markets in Africa”. GLO Fellow Rama B. Rao , University of Rwanda, was the Chair of the Organizing Committee of the conference.
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GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (i) in front of the Nobleza conference center, (ii) after his keynote speech with university representative, (iii) in the bus with the core group, GLO Fellow Has Lööf, right, (iv) listening to the keynote of Manfred Fischedick, (v) plenary session, (vi) with GLO Fellow Almas Heshmati, (vii) and (viii) with excited speakers and some participants of the sessions he chaired.

Keynote speakers and key organizers (from the right): Rama B. Rao (University of Rwanda and GLO), Manfred Fischedick (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment & Energy, Germany, and GLO), Hans Lööf (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and GLO), Benson Honig (McMaster University), Faustin Gasheja (Principal, College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda ), Almas Heshmati (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, and GLO), and Klaus F. Zimmermann (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, and President, GLO, Bonn, Germany).


  • Klaus F. Zimmermann: The Value of Global Labor Mobility
  • Manfred Fischedick: Climate Change and Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation
  • Hans Lööf: Knowledge Spillover, Innovation and Exporting
  • Almas Heshmati: Sustainable Development in Rwanda
  • Benson Honig: Researching the “other”: Successful Approaches and Ongoing Challenges Toward Generalizability


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