Laura Zimmermann is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2014, an MA in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2010, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford in 2008. Her fields of interest are Development Economics, Labor Economics, and Political Economy. Her published work deals with the ethnic self-identification of migrants in Germany and gender discrimination in education in India. Her current research interests include the impacts of poverty-alleviation programs in developing countries, the effects of weather shocks and natural disasters, and the causes and consequences of intra-household discrimination.
Dr. Zimmermann joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in December 2006. She became an IZA Research Fellow in July 2015. She has presented her work widely at conferences, seminars, and during research visits.