Rainer Winkelmann studied economics at the Universities of Konstanz, Paris, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Munich. Since 2001, he is Professor of Statistics and Empirical Economic Research at the University of Zurich, and, since 2015, Chairman of the Economics Department. He also taught at Dartmouth College, USA, and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and was visiting professor at Harvard University, Syracuse University and UCLA. He has acted as an advisor to the German and New Zealand governments, on issues such as immigration policy, the international mobility of highly skilled workers, trade liberalization, and income inequality. He is chairman of the advisory boards of the DIW/SOEP Survey committee and the KOF Swiss Economic Institute.

His research interests include empirical labor economics, in particular unemployment, migration, and income distribution; and econometric models for count and panel data. He has published a book "Econometric Analysis of Count Data", and numerous papers in edited books and national and international journals such as American Economic Journal, Economica, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Population Economics.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 331
published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2002, 122 (2), 155-178
IZA Discussion Paper No. 319
published as 'Training intensity and first labor market outcomes of apprenticeship graduates' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2004, 25 (5), 447-462
IZA Discussion Paper No. 317
published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2004, 19 (4), 455-472
IZA Discussion Paper No. 208
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 683-705
IZA Discussion Paper No. 169
published in: Djajic, Slobodan (ed.), International Migration: Trends, Policies and Economic Impact, Routledge, 2001, 1-20
IZA Discussion Paper No. 61
published in: K.F. Zimmermann (ed.), European Migration - What Do We Know? Oxford University Press, 2005
IZA Discussion Paper No. 25
published in: New Zealand Economic Papers, 2000, 34 (2), 53-72
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1
published in: Applied Economics, 1998, 30 (11), 1413-1420
IZA World of Labor Article