Klaus F. Zimmermann
George Soros Chair Professor, Central European University (CEU), and President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO)
“Global Labor Economics: Challenges and Benefits”
While previously free labor mobility was considered to be a promising objective, it is now more often seen as a threat and the cause of misery. If so, the economic perspectives of Europe and other continents are indeed gloomy. The lecture confronts research findings with public perceptions to conclude that labor mobility, if properly used, is still part of a promising strategy to deal with the real global challenges to come.