About the Editors
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Global Labor Organization (GLO), UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlandsklaus.email@example.com
President, Global Labor Organization (GLO); Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT; Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University (em.); Honorary Professor, Maastricht University, Free University of Berlin and Renmin University of China, Beijing;Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Regional Science Academy, and 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 (CEPR) and Fellow of the European Economic Association (EEA).Previous positions: Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Past-President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). University affiliations: Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Princeton University, Harvard University, Munich University, Dartmouth College, Kyoto University, University of Pennsylvania and CORE/Louvain-la-Neuve.Honors: Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award 1998 of the Canada Council for the Arts; Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank. Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow 2017; Eminent Research Scholar Award 2017, Australia; EBES Fellow Award 2018 of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society.
Dr. Michaella Vanore is a research fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, where she has worked for the past eight years as a researcher and lecturer on migration and development. In the course of her work at the School of Governance, Michaella has worked on projects commissioned and funded by the European Commission, IOM, ICMPD, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OxfamNovib, UNICEF (Iran, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Viet Nam), and UNDEF. Within these projects, Michaella has addressed topics such as defining and analyzing multidimensional poverty among migrant children, assessing the consequences of family-member migration for children and the elderly who remain in the home country, diaspora engagement and contributions in conflict and post-conflict settings, and remittances.
Madeline Zavodny is a Professor of Economics at the University of North Florida. Her research concentrates on economic issues related to immigration and the economic and demographic effects of immigration policies. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Migration Review and has served as co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal and a board member of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Alessandro Cigno is a Professor of Economics at the University of Florence, and an Editor of the Journal of Population Economics. Before joining the University of Florence, he held permanent or visiting appointments at several universities in different parts of the world, including, as a full professor, Wisconsin at Madison, Hull and Pisa. He was also a consultant for Cooperazione Italiana, the European Commission, the World Bank and UNICEF. His research concentrates on the economics of the family (in particular transfers, fertility, infant mortality, child labour and the optimal fiscal treatment of families), aspects of education and labour, and pension system design. His publications include six books and numerous articles in international journals such as the Economic Journal, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a former President of ESPE (European Society of Population Economics) and of CHILD (Centre for Household, Income Labour and Demographic economics).
Shuaizhang Feng is a Professor of Economics, the Dean of the Institute of Economic and Social Research at the Jinan University, and Editor of the Journal of Population Economics. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. Previously, he was a Professor at the School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. His research interest is focused on labor economics and the Chinese economy, including issues related to human capital, income inequality, migration and the labor market. He has frequently published in journals like the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Population Economics.
Oded Galor is the founder of Unified Growth Theory. He has contributed to the understanding of process of development over the entire course of human history and the role of deep-rooted factors in the transition from stagnation to growth and in the emergence of the vast inequality across the globe. Moreover, he has pioneered the exploration of the impact of human evolution, human genetic diversity, and inequality on the process of development over most of human existence. His interdisciplinary research has redirected research in the field of economic growth to the exploration of the long shadow of history and to the role of biogeographical forces in comparative economic development. It has spawned the influential literatures studying the impact of inequality on the process of development, the interaction between human evolution and economic development, the transition from stagnation to growth, and the impact of human diversity on comparative economic development. Oded Galor has led the NBER research group on Income Distribution and Macroeconomics and he is a Research Fellow of the CEPR and IZA, a Research Associate of the NBER and CESifo, a Sackler Fellow at Tel-Aviv University, and a Fellow of the Economics Department at the Hebrew University. Furtheromre, he is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Growth, Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, Co-Editor of Macroeconomic Dynamics, a member of the editorial board of several journals, including Economics and Human Biology, the Journal of Economic Inequality.
Terra McKinnish is a Professor of Economics and Faculty Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also the Director of the Center to Advance Research and Training in the Social Sciences (CARTSS). Her research focuses on topics in population economics and labor economics, with particular interest in marital sorting, marital quality and women’s labor market outcomes.