A COVID-19 Virtual Workshop of the Academia Europaea (AE) Section “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” was hosted by the School of Public Policy on November 23, 2020, in Vienna. The event was supported by the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and was chaired by the AE section chair, professor Klaus F. Zimmermann, and SPP dean, professor Martin Kahanec.
SPP professor and former dean Martin Kahanec has been invited to join a panel of experts to advise the upcoming German EU Council presidency on the questions of EU mobility. The first expert workshop on "Labour Migration in the EU: Consequences for the European Economies and Convergence of Labour Markets and Social Cohesion" organized by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs took place on May 15, 2020.
In a recent study published by the International Journal of Manpower SPP's Head Martin Kahanec and recent SPP doctoral graduate Magdalena Ulceluse (now at the University of Groningen) show how the effect of employment protection legislation (EPL) on self-employment differs between natives and immigrants.
Evidence-free policy making is on the move. This is a particular challenge for the relationship between scientists and policymakers. A workshop with a high-ranked panel of scientists in Budapest engaged in policy advice and policy-making was debating this in the face of the ongoing discussion about the future of the Central European University (CEU).