Rainer Winkelmann
Research Fellow

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too h Winkelmann Rainer Winkelmann studied economics at the Universities of Konstanz, Paris, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Munich. Since 2001, he is Professor of Statistics and Empirical Economic Research at the University of Zurich, and, since 2015, Chairman of the Economics Department. He also taught at Dartmouth College, USA, and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and was visiting professor at Harvard University, Syracuse University and UCLA. He has acted as an advisor to the German and New Zealand governments, on issues such as immigration policy, the international mobility of highly skilled workers, trade liberalization, and income inequality. He is chairman of the advisory boards of the DIW/SOEP Survey committee and the KOF Swiss Economic Institute.

His research interests include empirical labor economics, in particular unemployment, migration, and income distribution; and econometric models for count and panel data. He has published a book "Econometric Analysis of Count Data", and numerous papers in edited books and national and international journals such as American Economic Journal, Economica, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Population Economics.
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IZA World of Labor articles: Counting on count data models
  Unemployment and happiness
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11182  Johannes S. Kunz
Kevin E. Staub
Rainer Winkelmann
Estimating Fixed Effects: Perfect Prediction and Bias in Binary Response Panel Models, with an Application to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
5443  Gregori Baetschmann
Kevin E. Staub
Rainer Winkelmann
Consistent Estimation of the Fixed Effects Ordered Logit Model
(published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 2015, 178, 685–703.)
2346  Rainer Winkelmann
Unemployment, Social Capital, and Subjective Well-Being
(published in: Journal of Happiness Studies, 2009, 10 (4), 421-430)
2019  Simon Luechinger
Alois Stutzer
Rainer Winkelmann
The Happiness Gains from Sorting and Matching in the Labor Market
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2010, 30, 233–251)
1487  Johannes Schwarze
Rainer Winkelmann
What Can Happiness Research Tell Us About Altruism? Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (3), 1033-1051)
1391  Philippe Mahler
Rainer Winkelmann
Single Motherhood and (Un)Equal Educational Opportunities: Evidence for Germany
(published in: Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik, 2006, 313, 39-54.)
1175  Stefan Boes
Rainer Winkelmann
Income and Happiness: New Results from Generalized Threshold and Sequential Models
(published in: Social Indicators Research, 2010, 95 (1), 111-128)
1016  Rainer Winkelmann
Subjective Well-Being and the Family: Results from an Ordered Probit Model with Multiple Random Effects
(published in: Empirical Economics, 2005, 30 (3), 749-761)
894  Rainer Winkelmann
Parental Separation and Well-Being of Youths
(published in: Journal of Socio-Economics, 2006, 35 (2), 197-208)
331  Rainer Winkelmann
Why Do Firms Recruit Internationally? Results from the IZA International Employer Survey 2000
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2002, 122 (2), 155-178)
319  Rob Euwals
Rainer Winkelmann
Why Do Firms Train? Empirical Evidence on the First Labour Market Outcomes of Graduated Apprentices
(published as 'Training intensity and first labor market outcomes of apprenticeship graduates' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2004, 25 (5), 447-462)
317  Rainer Winkelmann
Health Care Reform and the Number of Doctor Visits - An Econometric Analysis
(published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2004, 19 (4), 455-472)
208  Joop Hartog
Rainer Winkelmann
Dutch Migrants in New Zealand: Did they Fare Well?
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 683-705)
169  Rainer Winkelmann
Immigration Policies and their Impact: The Case of New Zealand and Australia
(published in: Djajic, Slobodan (ed.), International Migration: Trends, Policies and Economic Impact, Routledge, 2001, 1-20; see IZA Reprints 93/01)
61  Rainer Winkelmann
Immigration: The New Zealand Experience
(published in: K.F. Zimmermann (ed.), European Migration - What Do We Know? Oxford University Press, 2005)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Kerry L. Papps
Rainer Winkelmann
Unemployment and Crime: New Answers to an Old Question
(published in: New Zealand Economic Papers, 2000, 34 (2), 53-72)
Rainer Winkelmann
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Is Job Stability Declining in Germany? Evidences from Count Data Models
(published in: Applied Economics, 1998, 30 (11), 1413-1420;
see IZA Reprints 5/99)
IZA Research Reports:
Rainer Winkelmann
Astrid Kunze
Lilo Locher
Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger
Report No. 4: Die Nachfrage nach internationalen hochqualifizierten Beschäftigten
Gutachten im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, Bonn 2001 (126 Seiten)