Hon.-Prof. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann, President Global Labor Organization (GLO)

Klaus F. Zimmermann

Klaus F. Zimmermann


Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann is a Visiting Professor Princeton University, Co-Director POP at UNU-MERIT, Professor of Economics at Bonn University and President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). Since 2001 Honorary Professor of the Free University Berlin, since 2006 Honorary Professor of the Renmin University of China in Beijing and since 2016 Honorary Professor of Maastricht University. He is a member of the Leopoldina (the German Academy of Sciences), the Academia Europaea (the European Academy of Sciences) and the Regional Science Academy. Since 1988 Zimmermann is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics.

CV and publications

Selection of previous positions

Visiting Professor, Harvard University (2016), Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (1998 -2016), President of the German Institute for Economic Research (2000-2011), Programme Director of Human Resources (1991-1998) and Labour Economics (1998-2001) of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. Chairman (Dekan) of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Munich (1993-1995). Professorships (among others) at University of Pennsylvania, Kyoto University and Dartmouth College.


Klaus F. Zimmermann studied economics and statistics at the University of Mannheim, where he graduated as "Diplom Volkswirt" and finished his doctoral and habilitation theses.


His research fields are labor, population and migration.

Prof. Dr. Zimmermann ist Herausgeber und Autor zahlreicher Bücher und Aufsätze in internationalen Fachzeitschriften, u.a. American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Human Resources, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Statistics, Applied Economics, Kyklos, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Economics Letters, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Surveys, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Opinion pieces (mong others) in: International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Focus, Cicero, Wirtschaftswoche, Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Welt, Frankfurter Rundschau, Welt am Sonntag, Bild am Sonntag.

Publications of Klaus F. Zimmermann can be found in his CV (see above) or here:
•   RePeC
•   Econpapers

 Contact: klaus.f.zimmermann@gmail.com