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. 5805
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2012, 33 (1), 96-117. Emerald Highly Commended Paper. Pre-publication version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5780
revised version published in: International Labour Review, 2013, 152 (2), 287-305 [Details & Download]; Spanish version published as 'Desempleo parcial, la respuesta alemana a la Gran Recesión' in: Revista Internacional del Trabajo, 2013, 132 (2), 325-344 [Details & Download]; French version published as 'Le chômage partiel: réponse de l'Allemagne face à la grande récession' in: Revue internationale du Travail, 2013, 152 (2), 311-330 [Details & Download]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5650
Amelie F. Constant, Bienvenue N. Tien, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Jingzhou Meng
published in: Journal of Contemporary China, 2013, 22 (79), 109-130. [Open Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5601
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2015, 36 (1), 26 - 47.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5599
published as 'Econometrics vs. Project Design: Lessons from the Evaluation of a Workfare Project' in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2013, 233 (1), 65-85
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5522
published in: Journal of Forecasting, 2013, 32 (4), 299-306, Article
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5480
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 81, 421-441
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5399
published in: Barry R. Chiswick (ed.), High Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market, Washington DC, The AEI Press, 2011. 264-314