Klaus F. Zimmermann

Klaus F. Zimmermann

President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University

Other current positions: Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT; Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University (em.); Honorary Professor, Maastricht University, Free University of Berlin and Renmin University of China, Beijing; Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Regional Science Academy, and Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences, and Chair of its Section for Economics, Business and Management Sciences. Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Fellow of the European Economic Association (EEA). Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics. Editorial Board of International Journal of Manpower, Research in Labor Economics and Comparative Economic Studies, among others.


Education: Study of Economics and Statistics; Diplom-Volkswirt, Doctor Degree and Habilitation, University of Mannheim.


Previous positions: Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Past-President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). University affiliations: Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Princeton University, Harvard University, Munich University, Dartmouth College, Kyoto University, University of Pennsylvania and CORE/Louvain-la-Neuve. Managing Editor "Economic Policy" and Editorial Board of Journal of Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics and European Economic Review.


Honors: Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award 1998 of the Canada Council for the Arts; Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank. Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow 2017; Eminent Research Scholar Award 2017, Australia;  EBES Fellow Award 2018 of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society.


Fields: Population, labor, development, migration.


Academic Journals: Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Scientometrics, International Migration Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, China Economic Review, among others.


Publication and communication: Zimmermann has published 53 books, 168 papers in refereed research journals, 152 chapters in collected volumes, 11 contributions to handbooks and encyclopaedias, 113 contributions to policy journals and reports and 517 media pieces. He is committed to the diffusion of research to policy and society, writes regularly in leading international media and advises governments, the European Commission and the World Bank on labor market and migration issues.