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Economics: Klaus F. Zimmermann (Andrew F. Smith Lecture)

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"European Governance in the Face of the Migration Crisis"
 In the post-factual age, the migration crisis poses major challenges for policy-making. An analysis of facts, attitudes, and strategies.

Klaus F. Zimmermann 
is currently Visiting Faculty at the Economics Department of Princeton University and its Industrial Relations Section. He is Co – Director of the Center for Population, Development and Labour Economics at UNU – MERIT, Maastricht; President, Global Labor Organization (GLO); Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Population Economics; Honorary Professor at the Free University of Berlin, at Maastricht University, and at the Renmin University of China, Beijing; Full Professor of Economics at University of Bonn (on leave); Member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences, and of the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences, and Chair of its Section for Economics, Business and Management Sciences; Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London; Fellow of the European Economic Association; and Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn.
Professor Zimmermann’s previous positions include Visiting Professor and John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has held Professorships at University of Pennsylvania, Munich University, Kyoto University and Dartmouth College, among others. He has received the Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award 1998 of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank.
His research covers applied economics, in particular the areas of labor, migration and development. He is committed to the diffusion of research to policy and society, and to evidence-based policymaking. He writes regularly in leading international media, and advises governments, the European Commission and the World Bank on labor market and migration issues.
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