Michael Grimm is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Passau. He is also an affiliated with RWI Research Network and is a Research Professor at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. He holds an MA in Economics from Frankfurt University and an MA in Population Economics and PhD in Development Economics both from Sciences-Po Paris. He is a founding member of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative, a member of the Executive Board of the European Development Research Network (EUDN) and currently the chairman of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association (VfS). His research covers problems related to poverty and growth such as education, health and informal labour markets including the evaluation of policies in these domains.

He has published in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Health Economics, Demography and the Journal of Economic Geography.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16195
Marina Dodlova, Michelle Escobar Carias, Michael Grimm
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15966
Nicolas Büttner, Michael Grimm, Isabel Günther, Kenneth Harttgen, Stephan Klasen
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14760
Micheline Goedhuys, Michael Grimm, Aline Meysonnat, Eleonora Nillesen, Ann-Kristin Reitmann
forthcoming in: Journal of International Development, 2024.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13400
published as 'Experimenting with a green 'Green Revolution'. Evidence from a randomised controlled trial in Indonesia' in: Ecological Economics, 2023, 205, 107727
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12471
Eleonora Nillesen, Michael Grimm, Micheline Goedhuys, Ann-Kristin Reitmann, Aline Meysonnat
published in: World Development, 2021, 138, 105263
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11929
published as 'All Eyes on the Price: An Assessment of the Willingness-to-Pay for Eyeglasses in Rural Burkina Faso' in: Health Economics, 2022, 31 (7), 1347 - 1367
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10744
Fadima Bocoum, Michael Grimm, Renate Hartwig, Nathalie Zongo
published as 'Can information increase the understanding and uptake of insurance? Lessons from a randomized experiment in rural Burkina Faso' in: Social Science and Medicine, 2019, 220, 102-111.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10427
published in: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2020, 7 (3), 417-454.