The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

Professor Klaus Zimmermann

Prof. Klaus F. Zimmermann is

  • President of the 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.
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics.
  • Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and Fellow of the European Economic Association.
  • Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Labor;
  • Past-President, German Institute for Economic Research.
  • Previous Professorships and visits (among others) at Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Princeton University, Harvard University, Munich University, Dartmouth College, Kyoto University and University of Pennsylvania.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Policy Fellow 2017;
  • Eminent Research Scholar Award 2017, Australia.  

“Today, we are here primarily to discuss Integrate Africa, to bring down the tariff and non-tariff barriers that have marginalized and impoverished so many economies and prevented us from capitalizing on our physical and human capital resource base” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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