University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Full Professor, Department of Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Distribution of income and wealth, international migration, macroeconomics of housing, human capital formation, health economics, economics of aging, bequest taxation
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Fribourg (10/2005–08/2008); Assistant Professor (“Oberassistent”), Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich (09/2000–09/2005); Research & Teaching Assistant (“Wissenschaftlicher Assistent”), Department of Economics, University of Regensburg (01/1997–08/2000)
Dr rer. pol., University of Regensburg, 2000
“Does expansion of higher education lead to trickle-down growth.” Journal of Public Economics 132 (2016): 79–94 (with S. Böhm and T. M. Steger).
“Oligarchic land ownership, entrepreneurship, and economic development.” Journal of Development Economics 101:1 (2013): 206–215 (with J. Falkinger).
“Does international mobility of high-skilled workers aggravate between-country inequality?” Journal of Development Economics 95:1 (2011): 88–94 (with D. Stadelmann).
“Should continued family firms face lower taxes than other estates?” Journal of Public Economics 94:1–2 (2010): 87–101 (with H. Strulik).
“Institutions and development: The interaction between trade regime and political system.” Journal of Economic Growth 10:3 (2005): 229–270 (with J. Falkinger).
Immigration may boost foreign direct investment, productivity, and housing investmentVolker Grossmann, September 2016Migration policies need to consider how immigration affects investment behavior and productivity, and how these effects vary with the type of migration. College-educated immigrants may do more to stimulate foreign direct investment and research and development than low-skilled immigrants, and productivity effects would be expected to be highest for immigrants in scientific and engineering fields. By raising the demand for housing, immigration also spurs residential investment. However, residential investment is unlikely to expand enough to prevent housing costs from rising, which has implications for income distribution in society.MoreLess