Volker Grossmann studied economics 1991-1996 at the University of Bonn and UC Berkeley. In July 2000 he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Regensburg for his dissertation on "Inequality, Economic Growth, and Technological Change". From 2000-2005 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich. Since October 2005 he is Professor at the University at Fribourg, Switzerland, where he holds the 'Chair for Macroeconomics'.

His recent research interests include dynamic macroeconomics, the distribution of wealth, income and health, the effects and determinants of international migration, and the economics of ageing. He has published in journals such as Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Health Economics, Plos One, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Journal of Macroeconomics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2002.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 5007
published in: Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2016, 18 (3), 451-485
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3408
published in: Explorations of Economic History, 2013, 50 (2), 242-266.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3389
published as "Entrepreneurial Innovation and Economic Growth" in: Journal of Macroeconomics, 2009, 31 (4), 602-613
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3366
published as "Does International Mobility of High-Skilled Workers Aggravate Between-Country Inequality?" in: Journal of Development Economics, 2011, 95 (1), 88 - 94
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2747
published in: Review of International Economics, 2012, 20 (1), 81-94
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2558
published in: Wei-Bin Zhang (ed.), UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Mathematical Models in Economics), Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK: 2007
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2277
published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2009, 16 (5), 647-669
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1863
published as "The Impact of Capital Market Integration on Educational Choice and the Consequences for Economic Growth" in: World Economy, 2010, 33 (10), 1241-1268
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1756
published as "Oligarchic Land Ownership, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development" in: Journal of Development Economics, 2013, 101 (1), 206-215.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1242
published in: Journal of Economic Growth, 2005, 10 (3), 229-270