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 (2022 in its 35th 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.