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, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Journal of Macroeconomics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2002.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12080
forthcoming in: German Economic Review, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9415
forthcoming in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8542
published as 'Does Expansion of Higher Education Lead to Trickle-Down Growth?' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 132, 79-94
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7385
published as "Does Bilateral Trust Across Countries Really Affect International Trade and Factor Mobility?" in: Empirical Economics, 2016, 50 (1), 103-136
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7225
published as 'Reversal of Migration Flows: A Fresh Look at the German Reunification' in: Journal of International Economics, 2016, 109, 1-15
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6975
published in: Chiswick, Barry R. and Paul W. Miller (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Vol. 1B, Elsevier, North-Holland, Ch. 18, 2015
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6611
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2013, 27 (2), 297-319
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6610
published in: Review of International Economics, 2012, 20 (5), 944-959.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5402
published in: Economic Inquiry, 2014, 52 (2), 874-895
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1024
published as "Non-Routine Tasks, Restructuring of Firms, and Wage Inequality Within and Between Skill-Groups" in: Journal of Economics, 2005, 86 (3), 197-225
IZA Discussion Paper No. 955
published in: Journal of Macroeconomics, 2008, 30 (1), 19-42
IZA Discussion Paper No. 738
published as "Firm Size, Productivity, and Manager Wages: A Job Assignment Approach" in: B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics: Advances in Theoretical Economics, 2007, 7 (1), Article 8
IZA Discussion Paper No. 523
published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2003, 159 (3), 523-544