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Klaus F. Zimmermann

John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2016

Residency Dates: March 21 – August 31, 2016


Klaus F. Zimmermann

Klaus Zimmermann is professor of economics at Bonn University and honorary professor of economics at the Free University of Berlin and the Renmin University of China.

Zimmermann has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Harris German-Dartmouth Distinguished Visiting Professorship, and the Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank (EIB). The prestigious EIB Prize is awarded for excellence in social and economic research and its implementation and diffusion.

Zimmermann’s work connects research to policy and society and he writes regularly in leading international media and advises governments, the European Commission and the World Bank on labor market and migration issues.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Professor of Economics, Bonn University
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2015-2016, CES, Harvard University