On January 3, Klaus F. Zimmermann has left his holiday resort at Miami Beach to participate at the ASSA 2019 Atlanta conference of the American economists. In his role as the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), he will discuss research and policy issues and will be available throughout the conference.
He will attend the Reception of the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) of Jinan University, on Friday January 4, 2019, which takes place from 6pm to 8pm, at Hilton Atlanta 217.
Friends of GLO and the Journal of Population Economics participating at ASSA 2019 are invited to this reception and to the prominent Kuznets Prize ceremony, which takes place in the IESR Reception. The Kuznets Prize in a particular year is given to the author(s) of the best paper published in the previous year as judged by the editors. The ceremony will start at about 6.30 pm and will take about 15 minutes. Klaus F. Zimmermann who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics, will announce some journal news including the 2019 prize winner(s). Then the award plate will be given to the author(s).
The Kuznets Prize ceremony takes place on the invitation of Dean Shuaizhang Feng, Head of the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR), who is also a GLO Fellow. A larger number of prominent economists will participate at the reception, including many Editorial Board Members of the Journal of Population Economics and Kuznets Prize winners of previous years.
Zimmermann had been a few times in Atlanta before. In October 2013 he was visiting the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and provided a public speech.