Klaus F. Zimmermann
Former Editor, Migration and ethnicity

IZA, and Bonn University, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Former Editor

Current position

Full Professor, Bonn University

Research interest

Labor, migration, policy

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; Academia Europaea

Past positions

Full Professor of Economic Theory, University of Munich, Germany


Dr. rer. pol., University of Mannheim, 1985; Dr. rer. pol. habil., University of Mannheim, Germany, 1987

Selected publications

  • International Handbook on the Economics of Migration. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013 (Editor with A. Constant).

  • “Tackling the European migration problem.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 9 (1995): 45–62.

  • “Ethnosizing immigrants.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 69 (2009): 274–287 (with A. F. Constant and L. Gataullina).

  • “Another economic miracle? The German labor market and the great recession.” IZA Journal of Labor Policy 1 (2012): Article 3 (with U. Rinne).

  • “How skilled immigration may improve economic equality.” IZA Journal of Migration 3 (2014): Article 2 (with M. Kahanec).