Klaus F. Zimmermann

UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Former Editor

Current position

Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands

Research interest

Labor, migration, policy

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; Academia Europaea

Past positions

Full Professor, Bonn University; Full Professor of Economic Theory, University of Munich, Germany


Dr. rer. pol., University of Mannheim, 1985; Dr. rer. pol. habil., University of Mannheim, Germany, 1987

Selected publications

  • International Handbook on the Economics of Migration. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013 (Editor with A. Constant).

  • “Tackling the European migration problem.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 9 (1995): 45–62.

  • “Ethnosizing immigrants.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 69 (2009): 274–287 (with A. F. Constant and L. Gataullina).

  • “Another economic miracle? The German labor market and the great recession.” IZA Journal of Labor Policy 1 (2012): Article 3 (with U. Rinne).

  • “How skilled immigration may improve economic equality.” IZA Journal of Migration 3 (2014): Article 2 (with M. Kahanec).