Klaus F. Zimmermann

University of Bonn

Klaus F. Zimmermann acted as IZA’s Founding Director from April 1998 until February 2016. Under his leadership the institute established itself among the world’s leading research institutions and think tanks in the field of labor economics. IZA’s distinguished profile with its influential global research network, state-of-the-art labor market research, and evidence-based policy advice goes back to his initiative and commitment. He left IZA in 2016 and founded the Centre for Population, Development and Labour Economics (POP) at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University. He has been Full Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn (since 1998, currently on leave) and serves as Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin and the Renmin University of China as well as Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academia Europaea. An author of more than 50 books and numerous contributions to the field’s leading journals, Klaus F. Zimmermann also acts as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics.


IZA Publications

IZA Policy Paper No. 90
published as 'Evidenzbasierte wissenschaftliche Politikberatung' in: Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2014, 134, 259-270
IZA Policy Paper No. 73
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2014, 3:10, [Open Access]
IZA Policy Paper No. 69
substantially revised version published in: European Debates No. 4, May 2014. See also the introduction by the Editor. [Open Access] / an updated and extended version published as ‘Migration, jobs and integration in Europe’ in: Migration Policy Practice, 2014, 6(4), 4-16
IZA Policy Paper No. 64
official translation of a report delivered to the French Council of Economic Analysis and the French Prime Minister
IZA Policy Paper No. 21
published in: M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 307 - 311