Impressions from two research visits to China in October 2023

China visits in 2023 to Beijing 0n October 3 – 8 and to Guangzhou on October 24 – 27. Klaus F. Zimmermann visited Renmin University of China and Jinan University for scientific collaborations, conference participations and lectures and seminar talks.

Presentations of Klaus F. Zimmermann

  • October 4: Beijing, Renmin University of China. 40th Anniversary of the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China. Morning Session “Building a Discipline of Labor Economics and Management with Chinese Characteristics”
    Speech – more information.
  • October 4: Beijing, Renmin University of China. 40th Anniversary of the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China. Afternoon Session “Global Forum of Labor Economics and Management Disciplines”
    Speech on “Family Economics: From Constraints to Preferences and Stereotypes” – more information.
  • October 6: Beijing, Renmin University of China. 2023 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Labor Society. Keynote on “Migrant Local Identity and Labor Market Success” – more information.
  • October 7-8: Beijing, China. 6th Renmin University of China – GLO Annual Conference on the “Chinese Labor Market”. Welcome Speech and Keynote on “Publishing in Research Journals at the Times of AI” – more information.
  • October 25: Guangzhou, Jinan University, China. Public Lecture on: “Economic Preferences Across Generations” – more information.
  • October 26-27: Guangzhou, Jinan University, China. 6th IESR-GLO joint conference on “Gender Issues and Domestic Violence”. Welcome speech on October 26. Paper presentation of Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China on October 27. More information.

Honor Certificate for long-term collaborations with the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China

Zhong Zhao (right), Dean of the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China, with Xiangquan Zeng (left) and Klaus F. Zimmermann.

Travel Impressions & Insights

Left: Coffeeshop in Beijing; right: Hotel Lobby in Beijing; center: discussion with IESR – Director Shuaizhang Feng.



Great lunch experience with Liqiu Zhao (Renmin University of China & GLO, left) and Minghai Zhou (Zhejiang University & GLO, right)

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EBES – GLO Conference Collaborations: Budapest, Rome, Berlin: 2023-2024

The 45th EBES Conference took place on October 11-13, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was hosted by Mathias Corvinus Collegium and organized in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person). GLO & EBES President Klaus F. Zimmermann gave a welcome speech together with Ender Demir (EBES) and Zoltan Csefalvay (Mathias Corvinus Collegium). Zimmermann also chaired the Editors’ Panel Session presenting the two EBES journals Eurasian Economic Review and the Eurasian Business Review next to his own Journal of Population Economics.

EBES 45 Budapest Conference Program

The next conferences were discussed and announced (mark your calendars):

  • January 10-12, 2024: Rome, Italy.  46th EBES HYBRID conference. Submission deadline November 30, 2023.  Call for contributions.
  • April 18-20, 2024: Berlin, Germany47th EBES HYBRID conference. (The first two days will be in person only.) Jointly Organized with GLO and FOM University of Applied SciencesBerlin. GLO will organize a separate program part with separate registration and paper call. Participants will have access to all program parts of both conferences.

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Lake Wolfgang Dreams

Holiday dreams at the famous Wolfgangsee in Austria (Lake Wolfgang) end of September/early October 2023.

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Celebrating 150 Years of Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association) at Regensburg/Germany.

On September 24-27 the 2023 Annual Conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS; German Economic Association) took place to celebrate the 150 anniversary of its creation and to discuss new research. The event was directed by its Chairwoman, Regina Riphahn.

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics, participated to meet fellows, authors and representatives of Springer Nature.

VfS Chairwoman Regina T. Riphahn during her speeches at key events of the 2023 congress. Riphahn is a co-author of the GLO President, who had also supported her Habilitation at the University of Munich.

At the Springer Nature conference booth celebrating current and planning future joint publication successes. From the left: Martina Bihn, Elli Ivanova, Klaus F. Zimmermann and Niko Chtouris.

The Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) has just received SSCI IF (2022) = 6.1 (CiteScore 2022 = 9.3), which makes the journal no. 1/29 in demography and no. 38/380 in economics. It publishes 90 articles in 4 issues in 2023. Thanks for support for the journal goes to Martina Bihn and Elli Ivanova of Springer Nature.

Springer Nature publishes also the book series in “Population Economics” and the Handbook of “Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics” both supported by Niko Chtouris of Springer Nature. Also thanks to him.

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Parental Gender Stereotypes at EALE 2023 in Prague.

September 2023, 21-23: EALE (European Association of Labour Economists) Conference Prague. Session chair & paper presentation on Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China. Great conference with many interesting articles. Great presentation of the EALE President.

As the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE), discussion with authors of the journal and potential contributors about the recent ranking successes and perspectives of the future publication agenda. Michèle Belot’s recent JOPE paper got already 21k accesses and 137 citations. Met many friends and got so many more new contacts. Many GLO Fellows present.

President Michèle Belot on matching workers.

Great performance of John Earle.

Martin Kahanec & Klaus F. Zimmermann

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Naples, Italy. Keynote at SITES 2023.

Naples, Italy: Participation at the 14-16 September 2023 SITES 2023 Annual Conference on “Persistence and Change: the new challenges for economic development”. Klaus F. Zimmermann delivered a keynote speech on: Social Identity and Economic Assimilation. As the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics, he also discussed the recent ranking successes and provided perspectives of the future publication agenda. GLO & SITES plan a joint conference for 2024.

Some impressions from Naples:

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Hamburg Impressions from a Summer Holiday

Left: St Nikolai Memorial – bombed by Allied forces during Operation Gomorrah in 1943, the ruins now house a WWII memorial and museum.
Right: Elbphilharmonie – the Hamburg concert hall is an acoustic miracle.

Views from Elbphilharmonie on the harbor of Hamburg.

Views on the amazing Hamburg Speicherstadt – the world’s largest warehouse complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An exciting place to live, work and enjoy life.

Hamilton: Stage Operettenhaus Hamburg. America’s first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, who consolidated the war debt of the thirteen colonies with the issuance of common debt, was one of the founding fathers of the USA.

Recently, Hamilton was also mentioned in a debate about: “Did Europe Just Experience Its ‘Hamiltonian Moment’?” in ” The International Economy“.

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Gender equity and the gender gap in STEM: is there really a paradox? Free access to a new article published in the Journal of Population Economics.

Results cast doubt on the existence of a gender-equity paradox between culturally-inherited beliefs about gender equality and women’s representation in STEM.

Jergins, W. Gender equity and the gender gap in STEM: is there really a paradox?Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00959-9 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKsI

JOPE has CiteScore 9.2 MORE Info & Impact Factor 6.1


Vol. 36, Issue 3, July 2023: Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) 26 articles on:

Aspirations and preferences; Environment, Weather, Climate; Family; Fertility; Historical demography; Ageing, pensions, social security; Migration

https://link.springer.com/journal/148/volumes-and-issues/36-3

Just published:

Jergins, W. Gender equity and the gender gap in STEM: is there really a paradox?. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00959-9 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKsI

Brainerd, E., Malkova, O. Maternity benefits and marital stability after birth: evidence from the Soviet Baltic republics. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00958-w Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKqX

Jones, T.R., Millington, M.J. & Price, J. Changes in parental gender preference in the USA: evidence from 1850 to 2019. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00957-x Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKnI

Shai, O. Can conflict affect individuals’ preferences for income redistribution?. J Popul Econ (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00963-z Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dfyF1

Zhang, J., Liu, H. Differential fertility, school enrollment, and development. Journal of Population Economics (2023). OPEN ACCESS. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00954-0

Hu, S. Survival of the literati: Social status and reproduction in Ming–Qing China. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00960-2 Free read: https://rdcu.be/demM7

Norris, J., van Hasselt, M. Troubled in school: does maternal involvement matter for adolescents? Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00950-4 OPEN ACCESS

Abeliansky, A.L., Strulik, H. Health and aging before and after retirement. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00951-3 OPEN ACCESS

Attar, M.A. Technology and survival in preindustrial England: a Malthusian view. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00952-2. Free read: https://rdcu.be/ddUDe

Zhang, B. The long-term effect of wartime social networks: evidence from African American Civil War veterans, 1870–1900. Journal of Population Economics (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00940-6 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/ddUCh

Bernhardt, R., Wunnava, P.V. Does asking about citizenship increase labor survey non-response? Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00945-1 Free read: https://rdcu.be/ddUB0

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Maternity benefits and marital stability after birth: evidence from the Soviet Baltic republics. Free access to a new article published in the Journal of Population Economics.

Maternity benefits decrease divorce within the first year after birth.

Brainerd, E., Malkova, O.: Maternity benefits and marital stability after birth: evidence from the Soviet Baltic republics. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00958-w Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKqX

JOPE has CiteScore 9.2 MORE Info & Impact Factor 6.1


Vol. 36, Issue 3, July 2023: Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) 26 articles on:

Aspirations and preferences; Environment, Weather, Climate; Family; Fertility; Historical demography; Ageing, pensions, social security; Migration

https://link.springer.com/journal/148/volumes-and-issues/36-3

Just published:

Jergins, W. Gender equity and the gender gap in STEM: is there really a paradox?. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00959-9 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKsI

Brainerd, E., Malkova, O. Maternity benefits and marital stability after birth: evidence from the Soviet Baltic republics. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00958-w Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKqX

Jones, T.R., Millington, M.J. & Price, J. Changes in parental gender preference in the USA: evidence from 1850 to 2019. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00957-x Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKnI

Shai, O. Can conflict affect individuals’ preferences for income redistribution?. J Popul Econ (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00963-z Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dfyF1

Zhang, J., Liu, H. Differential fertility, school enrollment, and development. Journal of Population Economics (2023). OPEN ACCESS. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00954-0

Hu, S. Survival of the literati: Social status and reproduction in Ming–Qing China. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00960-2 Free read: https://rdcu.be/demM7

Norris, J., van Hasselt, M. Troubled in school: does maternal involvement matter for adolescents? Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00950-4 OPEN ACCESS

Abeliansky, A.L., Strulik, H. Health and aging before and after retirement. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00951-3 OPEN ACCESS

Attar, M.A. Technology and survival in preindustrial England: a Malthusian view. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00952-2. Free read: https://rdcu.be/ddUDe

Zhang, B. The long-term effect of wartime social networks: evidence from African American Civil War veterans, 1870–1900. Journal of Population Economics (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00940-6 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/ddUCh

Bernhardt, R., Wunnava, P.V. Does asking about citizenship increase labor survey non-response? Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00945-1 Free read: https://rdcu.be/ddUB0

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Changes in parental gender preference in the USA: evidence from 1850 to 2019. Free access to a new article published in the Journal of Population Economics.

The paper finds a preference for having a mix of genders with only a small preference for sons. 

Jones, T.R., Millington, M.J. & Price, J. Changes in parental gender preference in the USA: evidence from 1850 to 2019. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00957-x Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKnI

JOPE has CiteScore 9.2 MORE Info & Impact Factor 6.1


Vol. 36, Issue 3, July 2023: Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) 26 articles on:

Aspirations and preferences; Environment, Weather, Climate; Family; Fertility; Historical demography; Ageing, pensions, social security; Migration

https://link.springer.com/journal/148/volumes-and-issues/36-3

Just published:

Jergins, W. Gender equity and the gender gap in STEM: is there really a paradox?. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00959-9 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKsI

Brainerd, E., Malkova, O. Maternity benefits and marital stability after birth: evidence from the Soviet Baltic republics. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00958-w Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKqX

Jones, T.R., Millington, M.J. & Price, J. Changes in parental gender preference in the USA: evidence from 1850 to 2019. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00957-x Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dgKnI

Shai, O. Can conflict affect individuals’ preferences for income redistribution?. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00963-z Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dfyF1

Zhang, J., Liu, H. Differential fertility, school enrollment, and development. Journal of Population Economics (2023). OPEN ACCESS. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00954-0

Hu, S. Survival of the literati: Social status and reproduction in Ming–Qing China. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00960-2 Free read: https://rdcu.be/demM7

Norris, J., van Hasselt, M. Troubled in school: does maternal involvement matter for adolescents? Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00950-4 OPEN ACCESS

Abeliansky, A.L., Strulik, H. Health and aging before and after retirement. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00951-3 OPEN ACCESS

Attar, M.A. Technology and survival in preindustrial England: a Malthusian view. Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00952-2. Free read: https://rdcu.be/ddUDe

Zhang, B. The long-term effect of wartime social networks: evidence from African American Civil War veterans, 1870–1900. Journal of Population Economics (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00940-6 Free to read: https://rdcu.be/ddUCh

Bernhardt, R., Wunnava, P.V. Does asking about citizenship increase labor survey non-response? Journal of Population Economics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00945-1 Free read: https://rdcu.be/ddUB0

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