Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann

Co-Director of POP

Research group(s):
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics (coordinator)

Klaus F. Zimmermann is President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO); Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT; Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University (em.); Honorary Professor, Maastricht University, Free University of Berlin and Renmin University of China, Beijing; Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Regional Science Academy, and Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences, and Chair of its Section for Economics, Business and Management Sciences. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics. Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and Fellow of the European Economic Association. Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Labor; Past-President, German Institute for Economic Research. Previous Professorships and visits (among others) at Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Princeton University, Harvard University, Munich University, Dartmouth College, Kyoto University and University of Pennsylvania.   Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow 2017; Eminent Research Scholar Award 2017, Australia.        




Selected publications by Klaus F. Zimmermann


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Kahanec, Martin, Martin Suster & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Adjustments in EU labor markets and the Euro area during the Great Recession: a foreword, International Journal of Manpower, 38(7): 910-912, More information
Simionescu, Mihaela & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Big Data and Unemployment Analysis, Journal of Renmin University of China, 31(6): 2-11, More information
Constant, Amelie, Annabell Krause, Ulf Rinne & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Reservation Wages of First- and Second-Generation Migrants, Applied Economics Letters, 24(13): 945-949, More information
Krause, Annabell, Ulf Rinne & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, European Labor Market Integration: What the Experts Think, International Journal of Manpower, 38(7): 954-974, More information
Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Le défi des migrations: quelles options pour L'Europe?, Revue d'économie financière, 125(1): 195-208, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Jagdhunde der Globalisierung, Personalführung, 2017(7-8): 32-37, More information
Akay, Alpaslan, Olivier Bargain & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Home Sweet Home? Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants, Journal of Human Resources, 52(2): 351-373, More information
Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Fading Hope and the Rise in Inequality in the United States, Eurasian Business Review, 2017 forthcoming
Cervellati, Matteo, Uwe Sunde & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Demographic dynamics and long-run development: insights for the secular stagnation debate, Journal of Population Economics, 30(2): 401–432, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Three decades of publishing research in population economics, Journal of Population Economics, 30(1): 11–27, More information
Nikolova, Milena, Monica Roman & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Left behind but doing good? Civic engagement in two post-socialist countries, Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(3): 658-684, More information
Mbaye, Linguère & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Natural Disasters and Human Mobility, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 10(1): 37-56, More information
Hinte, Holger , Ulf Rinne & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Punkte machen?! Warum Deutschland ein aktives Auswahlsystem für ausländische Fachkräfte braucht und wie ein solches System aussehen kann, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 17(1): 68-87, More information
Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Diaspora Economics: New Perspectives, International Journal of Manpower, 37(7): 1110-1135
Ritzen, Jo, Caroline Wehner & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Euroskepticism, Income Inequality and Financial Expectations, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 16(2): 539-576, More information
Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2014, A vibrant European labor market with full employment, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 3


Book chapters
Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2017, Refugee and Migrant Labor Market Integration: Europe in Need of a New Policy Agenda, in: Bauböck, R. and Tripkovic, M. (Eds.), The integration of migrants and refugees An EUI forum on migration, citizenship and demography, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence, 88 - 100, More information
Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, A Vibrant European Model, in: Jo Ritzen (Ed.), A Second Chance for Europe. Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union, Springer, Berlin and Heidelberg, 59-112, More information
Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Halting Support for the EU, in: Jo Ritzen (Ed.), A Second Chance for Europe. Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union, Springer, Berlin and Heidelberg, 27-57, More information
Kahanec, Martin & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, EU Post-Enlargement Migration and the Great Recession: Lessons and Policy Implications, in: Kahanec, Martin, Zimmermann, Klaus F. (Eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer, Berlin, 419-445, More information
Zaiceva, Angelica & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Returning Home at Times of Trouble? Return Migration of EU Enlargement Migrants During the Crisis, in: Kahanec, Martin, Zimmermann, Klaus F. (Eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer, Berlin, 397-418, More information
Elsner, Benjamin & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Migration 10 Years After: EU Enlargement, Closed Borders, and Migration to Germany, in: Kahanec, Martin, Zimmermann, Klaus F. (Eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer, Berlin, 85-101, More information
Kahanec, Martin, Mariola Pytliková & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, The Free Movements of Workers in an Enlarged European Union: Institutional Underpinnings of Economic Adjustment, in: Kahanec, Martin, Zimmermann, Klaus F. (Eds.), Free Preview © 2016 Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer, Berlin, 1-34, More information
Zimmermann, Klaus F. & Angelica Zaiceva, 2016, Migration and Demographic Shift, in: John Piggot, Alan Woodland (eds), Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Vol. 1A, North Holland, Amsterdam, 119-178, More information


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Kahanec, Martin & Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), 2016, Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer, Heidelberg, 478 p, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Chowdhury, Shyamal, Matthias Sutter & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2018, Evaluating intergenerational persistence of economic preferences: A large scale experiment with families in Bangladesh, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-008
Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Challenged by migration: Europe's options, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-018
Kahanec, Martin & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Post-Enlargement Migration and the Great Recession in the E(M)U: Lessons and policy implications, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-066
Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Towards a new European refugee policy that works, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-062
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Three decades of publishing research in population economics, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-055
Constant, Amelie, Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Reservation wages of first- and second-generation migrants, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-050
Cervellati, Matteo, Uwe Sunde & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Demographic dynamics and long-run development: Insights for the secular stagnation debate, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-049
Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Diaspora economics: New perspectives, Published in International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 1110-1135, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-042
Mbaye, Linguère Mously & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Natural disasters and human mobility, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-040
Akay, Alpaslan, Olivier Bargain & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Home sweet home? Macroeconomic conditions in home countries and the well-being of migrants, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-038
Chowdhury, Shyamal, Annabelle Krause & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Arsenic contamination of drinking water and mental health, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-037
Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Fading hope and the rise in inequality in the United States, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-025


External working papers
Ritzen, Jo, Caroline Wehner & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2014, Euroskepticism in the Crisis: More Mood than Economy, IZA Discussion Paper No. 8001
Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2012, Fading Hope in the US, IZA Discussion Paper No. 6340


Conference contributions
Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2016, Diaspora Economics: Global Challenges and Perspectives, Symposium on “The Economics of Skin Tone, Gender, Ethnicity, and Diaspora“ at Middlebury College, More information


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Ritzen, Jo & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, The risk of Brexit: an opportunity for the EU?, Policy Network, Opinion piece, More information