Klaus F. Zimmermann

Universität Bonn

Klaus F. Zimmermann acted as IZA’s Founding Director from April 1998 until February 2016. Under his leadership the institute established itself among the world’s leading research institutions and think tanks in the field of labor economics. IZA’s distinguished profile with its influential global research network, state-of-the-art labor market research, and evidence-based policy advice goes back to his initiative and commitment. He left IZA in 2016 and founded the Centre for Population, Development and Labour Economics (POP) at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University. He has been Full Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn (since 1998, currently on leave) and serves as Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin and the Renmin University of China as well as Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academia Europaea. An author of more than 50 books and numerous contributions to the field’s leading journals, Klaus F. Zimmermann also acts as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13451
forthcoming as 'Economic preferences across generations and family clusters: A large-scale experiment in a developing country' in: Journal of Political Economy (accepted March 2022)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9540
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2017, 45 (3), 658 - 684 [Online]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9349
published as 'Natural Disasters and Human Mobility' in: International Review of the Environmental and Resource Economics, 2016, 10 (1), 37-56.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9347
published in: China Economic Review, 2016, 37, 166 - 176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9163
published in: China Economic Review, 2016, 37, 191-207. Pre-publication version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8743
substantially revised version published in: Piggott, J. and A. Woodland (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Elsevier, North Holland, 2016, Vol. 1A, Ch. 3, 119-177.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8695
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2019, 163, 551–569. [Abstract & Download]