Georgetown University and IZA sign collaboration contract
On January 24, 2012, Francis Vella, Professor, Chair of the Economics Department & Villani Chair in Economics, and Gerald Mara, Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Provost, Research, of Georgetown University, signed a collaboration contract with IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann on the premises of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Vella is also a long-term Research Fellow of IZA and Co-Director of the newly founded Georgetown Center for Economics Research (GCER) together with Professor Roger Lagunoff, who was also present at the ceremony.
The memorandum of understanding documents the intense collaborations between both institutions over the last years in a series of activities and outlines how they have decided to continue and extend this collaboration into a number of new areas. An important purpose is to strengthen the exchange of faculty and graduate students and to foster participation in workshops and conferences. The partners will engage in research and teaching issues and colloborate on themes of policy relevance using the Georgetown Center for Economic Research (GCER) .