We are deeply sorry that Stephan Klasen passed away on October 27, 2020. Until his death he was professor of development economics and empirical economic research at the University of Göttingen, where he also headed the Ibero-American Institute. He had been collaborating with IZA for over two decades.
His main research interests were in population, labor, welfare, and development economics. He held a BA, MA, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. His published research included an assessment of the relation between labor market events and demographic decisions at the household level, an analysis of the determinants of undernutrition and child mortality in developing countries, the linkages between inequality, growth, and well-being, and the causes and consequences of gender inequality in developing countries.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2000.