We are deeply sorry that Stephan Klasen passed away on October 27, 2020. Until his death he was professor of development economics and empirical economic research at the University of Göttingen, where he also headed the Ibero-American Institute. He had been collaborating with IZA for over two decades.

His main research interests were in population, labor, welfare, and development economics. He held a BA, MA, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. His published research included an assessment of the relation between labor market events and demographic decisions at the household level, an analysis of the determinants of undernutrition and child mortality in developing countries, the linkages between inequality, growth, and well-being, and the causes and consequences of gender inequality in developing countries.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2000.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15966
Nicolas Büttner, Michael Grimm, Isabel Günther, Kenneth Harttgen, Stephan Klasen
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11660
a revised version published in: Demography, 2021, 58 (3), 987-1010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11086
published in: World Development, 2019, 115, 291-309
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7597
published in: World Bank Econ Rev, 2015, 29(3), 449-478
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4820
published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2013, 62 (1), 157-191
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3391
published as 'Migration pressure, tenure security and agricultural intensification. Evidence from Indonesia' in: Land Economics, 2015, 91 (3), 411-434.
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