Josef Zweimüller is Professor of Macroeconomics and Labour Markets at the University of Zurich.
He studied Economics at the University of Linz, Austria, and held post-doc positions at Berkeley and Stanford in 1991-1993. Before moving to Zurich in 1997, he was employed at the University of Linz and the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna. He was a visiting scholar in Berkeley in spring 2015. Between 2009 and 2015 he was co-director of the Labour Economics Programme, CEPR London.
His research interests include the labour market effects of social insurance programs (UI, DI, family policies, pensions), unemployment research and migration. His work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Labor Economics, among others.