To intensify his presence in Germany, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Harvard University and UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, has accepted the following affiliations:
- Senior Fellow of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
- Research Fellow, Center for Evaluation and Development, University of Mannheim
- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development
Mannheim, Bonn and Berlin have previously been places of professional activities and affiliations. Zimmermann had studied economics and statistics at the University of Mannheim, and got his doctor and habilitation degrees from there. He is Professor of Economics at Bonn University (on leave) and Honorary Professor at the Free University Berlin. He has previously been the President of the German Economic Institute (DIW Berlin) for more than a decade. He is also Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn.