Volker Grossmann is a Professor of Economics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is also a Research Fellow at CESifo, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). Before moving to Fribourg in 2005, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich. His recent research focusses on the process of long run economic growth and wealth accumulation, the interaction between the health policy, health R&D and health inequality, human capital formation as well as the effects and determinants of international migration. He has published in many leading journals, including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, European Economic Review as well as the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.