I have committed a large amount of my time to the development of competitive international research journals.

Among those I have created

  • the Journal of Population Economics (2024 in its 37th year)
  • the five IZA Journals (see below)
  • the IZA World of Labor

and I have restructured

  • Economic Bulletin
  • DIW-Wochenbericht
  • DIW-Vierteljahrshefte
  • Applied Economics Quarterly

Currently, I have the following editorial responsibilities:

Associate Editor/Editorial Board of

I remain

Founding Editor-in-chief

  • IZA Journals (since 2012)
  • IZA World of Labor (since 2012)

My complete engagement for academic publishing is summarized as follows:

Managing Editor

  • Journal of Population Economics (1988 – 1995)
  • Economic Policy (1995 – 1998)

Senior Editor

  • Applied Economics Quarterly (2008-2011)


  • Journal of Population Economics (since 1996)
  • IZA Journal of Labor Economics (2012-2016)
  • IZA Journal of Labor Policy (2012-2016)
  • IZA Journal of Migration (2012-2016)
  • IZA Journal of Labor and Development (2012-2016)
  • IZA Journal of European Labor Studies (2012-2016)
  • IZA World of Labor (2012-2016)


  • Economic Bulletin (2000-2007)
  • DIW-Wochenbericht (2000-2011)
  • DIW-Vierteljahrshefte (2002-2011)
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Section Editor, Labor Studies, 2nd Edition) (2011-2015)

 Associate Editor/Editorial Board

 Editor of Special Issues and Symposia in Journals

  • Ifo-Studien (1991): “Analyse von Mikrodaten als Basis wirtschafts­politischer Entscheidungen” (Analysis of Micro-data as a Basis for Economic Policy) (With G. Ronning.)
  • Recherches Economiques de Louvain (1992): “Output and Employment Fluctuations”
  • Journal of Population Economics (1994): “The Economics of International Migration: Econometric Evidence” (With W. Franz.)
  • Journal of Population Economics (1999): “Illegal Migration” (With Louka Katseli and T. Straubhaar.)
  • Journal of Population Economics (2000): “Fertility Studies Using Count Data Methods” (With R. Winkelmann.)
  • Journal of Population Economics (2000): “Gender Differences in Transition to Market Economies” (With T. A. Mroz.)
  • Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik (2001): “Beschäftigung im Vereinten Deutschland (Employment in Unified Germany)”
  • Journal of Population Economics (2002): “Marginal Labor Markets” (With A. Barrett.)
  • Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement (2005): “Can Germany Stand Up to International Locational Competition” (With R. Winkelmann)
  • Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement (2006): “The Effects of Globalization on National Labor Markets: Diagnosis and Therapy” (With Dennis J. Snower and Rainer Winkelmann.)
  • Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement (2007): “Energy Markets – Investment, Competition and Regulation” (With Wolfgang Franz and Rainer Winkelmann.)
  • Journal of Population Economics (2007): “Symposium on Ethnicity” (With Deborah Cobb-Clark and Christian Dustmann.)
  • DIW-Vierteljahrshefte (2008): „Fünf Jahre Agenda 2010“ (Five Years Agenda 2010)
  • Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement (2008): “Globalization and Competition” (With Karl Brenke.)
  • International Journal of Manpower (2009): “Migration, Ethnicity and Identity in Host Labour Markets” (With Amelie Constant and Martin Kahanec.)
  • DIW-Vierteljahrshefte (2009): “Die Wirtschaft in Ostdeutschland – 20 Jahre nach dem Fall der Mauer“ (The economy in Eastern Germany – 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall) (With Karl Brenke.)
  • Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement (2009):Twenty Years of Economic Reconstruction in East Germany” (With Christian Wey.)
  • DIW-Vierteljahrshefte (2010): “Die Bundesrepublik: Unter Sanierungsängsten im Reformstau” (Federal Policy: Reform Bottleneck due to Fears of Restructuring) (With Alexander Kritikos and Dorothea Schäfer.)
  • Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement (2010): “The Economy, Crisis, and the Labor Market” (With Christian Wey.)
  • DIW-Vierteljahrshefte (1/2011): “Politikberatung hinter den Kulissen der Macht“ (Policy Advice Behind the Scenes of Power) (With Dorothea Schäfer.)
  • DIW-Vierteljahrshefte (2/2011): “Herausforderung ‚Sichere Rente’“ (The “Secure Pension” Challenge) (With Karl Brenke.)
  • International Journal of Manpower (2013): “Migration, the welfare state, and European labor markets”, part 1 and 2 (With Alan Barrett and Martin Kahanec.)
  • International Journal of Manpower (2015): “Using internet activity data to analyze human resources issues” (With N. Askitas.)
  • China Economic Review (2016): “Human Capital, Labor Markets, and Migration” (With M. Tani.)
  • International Journal of Manpower (2016): “Diaspora Economics” (With A. Constant.)
  • Special issue: International Journal of Manpower (2018): “The School to work transition: Cross-country differences, evolution and reforms” (with Francesco Pastore).

Book Series “Population Economics”

  • Springer-Verlag (since 1990).

 International Handbook on the Economics of Migration

  • Edward Elgar (2013; Paperback 2015), Editor with A. Constant.

IZA World of LaborFounding Editor-in-Chief

  • Bloomsbury Publishing (2012-2016), Editor-in-Chief and Subject Editor, Migration. With support of the World Bank.
    Signing contract 2012 with Nigel Newton (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc), the publisher of Harry Potter.

With the first output in hardcover.

Alexander S. Kritikos & Klaus F. Zimmermann (2015) directing together the
IZA World of Labor