Looking back: GLO Highlights 2020

Reflected by the GLO Website glabor.org, 2020 has been another very active year of the network. This was based on the hard work of our activists on all levels and on the constructive support of our various partners around the globe.

Thanks to all GLO Fellows, Affiliates and partners! And the wider audience in the profession and the society for your interest!

While the coronavirus is a challenge to globalization, global collaboration is also the best response. Hence, we went on and started a number of initiatives for which the world has become more open and more flexible. Our experience is that the willingness to communicate and interact has increased.

Below I present a short overview on GLO’s major achievements in the past year 2020.

Klaus F. Zimmermann, GLO – President

Overview: GLO Activities 2020

  • More than daily News (Please register on the GLO cover page to receive email notifications.)
  • New institutional connections

GLO and CU-COLLAR at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand affiliate. December 27, 2020

IESR & GLO intensify strategic partnership May 18, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. A new GLO Discussion Paper by GLO Fellow Abel Brodeur and Leonardo Baccini & Stephen Weymouth. Forthcoming in the Journal of Population Economics. November 12, 2020

Revealing the Sources of the Chinese Success Story in the Anti-Corona Fight, January-February 2020. Paper forthcoming in the Journal of Population Economics. April 9, 2020

Third Renmin University—GLO Conference on the Chinese Labor Market took place virtually on December 19, 2020. Video of the event now available. December 21, 2020

November 23, 2020 Vienna: “COVID-19” Virtual Workshop of the Academia Europaea (AE) Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” hosted by the Central European University (CEU). November 16, 2020

In Operation: IESR-GLO Joint Conference on COVID-19 with Daron Acemoglu, Charles Manski & 16 paper presenters. Second day today. Some pictures of yesterday. June 6, 2020

Full Program & Registration for Third IESR-GLO Joint Conference with Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Charles Manski (Northwestern University) now available. June 1, 2020

Marie Claire Villeval teaches norms in the streets. Video from the GLO Virtual Seminar Series. July 10, 2020

Report & Video available: Journal of Population Economics Webinar on the Kuznets Prize 2021 ceremony & the presentation of the newly published Issue 1, 2021. January 1, 2021

Sandro Cigno celebrates 80th birthday & retires as Editor of the Journal of Population Economics. December 24, 2020

Journal of Population Economics: One third rise in submissions, highest impact factor ever, fast editorial decisions. July 29, 2020

Successful Kuznets Prize Ceremony with Nobel Prize Winner Jim Heckman at ASSA 2020 in San Diego. Impressions from the Reception. January 5, 2020

  • Supporting Young Scholars in the VirtYS initiative with various research seminars in two cohorts, for instance

GLO Virtual Young Scholars Program (GLO VirtYS): Announcement of the 2020-21 GLO VirtYS Cohort. November 23, 2020

Third Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20: Report and Video. October 16, 2020

  • Many new Interviews with key actors on new books, research, and policy topics, for instance:

Interview with GLO Fellow Ilhom Abdulloev on Tajikistan, one of the world’s most remittance-dependent countries. November 30, 2020

” I fear it will be much worse.” GLO Interview on the #coronavirus with Howard Markel, physician and medical historian at the University of Michigan, who has studied the use of non-pharmaceutical interventions in the big influenza epidemic of 1918 in the US. April 20, 2020

#Coronavirus and now? GLO – Interview with Top #Health Economist Xi Chen of Yale University. March 16, 2020

Ewa Björling, Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Magnus Lodefalk & Fredrik Sjöholm on ‘COVID-19 and the Consequences for Free Trade’. GLO Policy Brief No. 3. June 1, 2020


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