Klaus F. Zimmermann

Bonn University, IZA, DIW and CEPR

Klaus F. Zimmermann, born in 1952, has been Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University and Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn) since 1998. He has been President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since 2000. Since 2001, he has also been Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin, and Honorary Professor at Renmin University of Peking since 2006. He has been a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London since 1990.

Klaus F. Zimmermann studied economics and statistics at the University of Mannheim, where he received his degree as Diplom Volkswirt, his doctorate and his habilitation. From 1989-1998, he was Full Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Munich, and Director of the SELAPO Center for Human Resources in Munich; from 1993-1995, he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Munich.

He was a CORE Research Fellow in 1986 at Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium, and Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), 1986. Visiting Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 1987. Heisenberg Fellow, 1988 1989. Picard Lecture 1994, Dartmouth College, USA. Visiting Professor: University of Dortmund and University of Munich, 1989; Humboldt University Berlin, 1991; Kyoto University, Japan, 1995; Dartmouth College, USA, 1997; University of Munich, 1998. Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award 1998 of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Founder and Secretary of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), 1986-1992. President 1994 of the European Society for Population Economics. Programme Director for "Human Resources" (1991-1998) and "Labour Economics" (1998-2001) of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London. For many years member of the Council of the European Economic Association, the European Society for Population Economics and of the German Economic Association.

Since 1988 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics, previously (1995-1998) Managing Editor of Economic Policy. Associate Editor of the following journals: Recherches Economiques de Louvain (since 1991), International Journal of Manpower (since 1998), DIW-Wochenbericht (since 2000) and DIW-Vierteljahrshefte (since 2002).