Markus Zimmermann studied economics and history at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany, and at the University of Göteborg, Sweden. He graduated as Diplom-Volkswirt (equivalent to M.A.) in 2012 with a thesis on the effects of offshoring on the German labour market. Currently, he is doctoral student in economics at the Chair of Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, Ph.D., Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. He works in the project 'Education and Vocational Training, Transitions and Labor Market Outcomes'.