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 held a Post-Doc position 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 Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14035
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021, 183, 718-743
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12080
published in: German Economic Review, 2019, 20, e831-e851
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9415
published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2020, 72 (2), 374-369
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.