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Population Economics

Population Economics

Editor-in-chief: Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Series Editors: Cigno, Alessandro, Galor, Oded, Zhang, Junsen
Vanore, Michaella (Ed.)

ISSN: 1431-6978


Klaus F. Zimmermann

Klaus F. Zimmermann
UNU-Merit, The Netherlands
E-Mail: klaus.f.zimmermann@gmail.com
Visiting Professor, Harvard University. Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT. Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University (currently on leave). Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin, and Honorary Professor at the Renmin University of China (since 2006). Member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences, and of Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences, and Chair of its Section for Economics, Business and Management Sciences.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IZA Journals and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IZA World of Labor. Founder, former Secretary, and former President of the European Society for Population Economics. Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of LIEPP (Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d’évaluation des politiques publiques), Sciences Po Paris, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and of the Advisory Committee of the China Institute of Income Distribution Studies at Beijing Normal University. Among his various fellowships are positions as Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, Associate Research Fellow of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (since 2001), and Fellow of the European Economic Association (EEA).
Has received a large number of awards and prizes, including the Distinguished John G. Diefenbaker Award of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Harris German-Dartmouth Distinguished Visiting Professorship, and the Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank (EIB). The prestigious EIB Prize is awarded for excellence in social and economic research and its implementation and diffusion.
Has published numerous books, papers in refereed research journals and chapters in collected volumes. Committed to the diffusion of research to policy and society. Regularly writes in leading international media and advises governments, the European Commission and the World Bank on labor market and migration issues.

Managing Editor 

Michaella Vanore

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.


Alessandro Cigno

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).

Oded Galor

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.

Junsen Zhang

Junsen Zhang
Junsen Zhang is currently Wei Lun Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and an Editor of the Journal of Population Economics . His research (both theoretical and empirical) has focused on the economics of family behaviour, including crime, fertility, marriage, and old-age support (pensions). He also works on family-related macro issues, such as aging, social security, and economic growth. Using quantitative methods and many data sets from different countries (regions), either micro or macro, he has studied economic issues in Canada, USA, The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as mainland China. Professor Zhang received a B.Sc. in Engineering from Zhejiang University in 1983, and an M.A. and Ph.D. both in Economics from McMaster University in 1986 and 1990 respectively.

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