Josef Zweimüller is Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1989 and his Habilitation in 1995 from the University of Linz, Austria. Between 1991 and 1993 he spent two years as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California, Berkeley and at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 1995 he took the position of an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna before he joined the Institute of Empirical Economic Research at the University of Zurich in 1997. Since 1996 he is Research Fellow of CEPR, London, and a member of the population economics group of the "Verein für Socialpolitik".
His current research is in the area of empirical labour economics, in particular the evaluation of active labour market policies, the analysis of matched employer-employee data, and the determinants of earnings inequality. He is also interested in growth theory and the theory of income distribution.
His research has been published in American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, European Economic Review, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Economica, Kyklos, and others.