Ulrich Zierahn is a Researcher at the ZEW Research Deparment "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy" in the Reseach Area “Changing Labour Markets” since October 2012. He became Senior Researcher in October 2014. His research currently focuses on the consequences of technological change, international trade and offshoring for both, the dynamics of individual labour market careers and for the economic performance of regional labour markets. Moreover, he investigates the effects of agglomeration of economic activities on the disparities between regional labour markets.
Ulrich Zierahn studied economics at the University of Kassel. After his graduation in 2010 he worked as a research assistant based on a cooperation between the University of Kassel and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI). In November 2012, he gained his doctoral degree from the University of Kassel by a doctoral thesis on "Regional Labor Market Disparities – A New Economic Geography Perspective".