Prof. Dr. Philippe van Kerm

Philippe van Kerm

Full professor in social inequality and social policy analysis

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E04 35-150
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9041
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39041

Philippe Van Kerm is Professor of Social Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Luxembourg since 2017 on a joint appointment with the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). He holds an MA degree in Economics and Social Sciences and a PhD in Economics from the University of Namur (Belgium). Before joining the University of Luxembourg, he was head of the Living Conditions department at LISER where has also been scientific director (ad interim) and head of the Graduate Studies Programme. He has been a visiting researcher or research fellow at the London School of Economics, the University of Leuven, ZEW Mannheim, and is currently a fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (University of Oxford).

His research interests are in applied micro-econometrics, welfare and labour with particular reference to poverty and income distribution dynamics, wealth inequality, social mobility, wage, tax, social protection and social policy.

He is an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality since 2017.

He was country team leader for Luxembourg in the EU FP7 project‘Growing Inequalities' Impacts’(GINI) and principal investigator on CORE and VIVRE research grants from the Luxembourg's Fonds National de la Recherche for‘Advances in the measurement of discrimination, inequality and economic mobility’(2007-2009),‘Information and wage inequality’(2010-2013),‘Tax-benefit systems, employment structures and cross-country differences in income inequality in Europe’(2013-2017), and is currently the national leader for Luxembourg in the NORFACE project‘The impact of childhood circumstances on individual outcomes over the life-course’(IMCHILD, 2018-2020).

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See detailMinimum Wages and the Gender Gap in Pay: New Evidence from the United Kingdom and Ireland
Bargain, Olivier; Doorley, Karina; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Review of Income and Wealth (2019), 65(3), 514-539

See detailIncome and Wealth Above the Median: New Measurements and Results for Europe and the United States
Chauvel, Louis; Hartung, Anne; Bar-Haim, Eyal; van Kerm, Philippe

in Decancq, Koen; van Kerm, Philippe (Eds.) What Drives Inequality (2019)

See detailWhat Drives Inequality
Decancq, Koen; van Kerm, Philippe

Book published by Emerald Publishing Ltd (2019)

See detailDistributional change: Assessing the contribution of household income sources
Kyzyma, Iryna; Fusco; van Kerm, Philippe

E-print/Working paper (2019)

See detailAccounting for the distributional effects of the 2007-2008 crisis and the Economic Adjustment Program in Portugal
Sologon, Denisa; Almeida, Vanda; van Kerm, Philippe

E-print/Working paper (2019)

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See detailDo Children Carry the Weight of Divorce?
van Kerm, Philippe; Goisis, Alice; Ozcan, Berkay

in Demography (2019), 56(3), 785-811

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See detailMacroprudential policy and household wealth inequality
Carpantier, Jean-Francois; Olivera, Javier; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Journal of International Money & Finance (2018), 85(C), 262-277

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See detailIncreasing Inequality in Joint Income and Wealth Distributions in the United States, 1995 to 2013
Chauvel, Louis; Bar-Haim, Eyal; Hartung, Anne; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Conference Online Programme & Papers (2018, May)

See detailLogitrank Based Measures of Joint Income and Wealth Distributions: Inequality in the U.S. and Europe
Chauvel, Louis; Bar-Haim, Eyal; Van Kerm, Philippe; Hartung, Anne

Poster (2018, June)

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See detailForeign Workers and the Wage Distribution: What Does the Influence Function Reveal?
Choe, Chung; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Econometrics (2018), 6(3),

See detailWealth Inequality
Nolan, Brian; Morelli, Salvatore; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Nolan, Brian (Ed.) Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries (2018)

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See detailModelling earnings dynamics and inequality: foreign workers and inequality trends in Luxembourg, 1988--2009
Sologon, Denisa M.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A Statistics in Society (2018), 181(2), 409-440

See detailAccounting for Differences in Income Inequality across Countries: Ireland and the United Kingdom
Sologon, Denisa M.; Van Kerm, Philippe; Li, Jinjing; O'Donoghue, Cathal

E-print/Working paper (2018)

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See detailWealth, Top Incomes, and Inequality
Cowell, Frank A.; Nolan, Brian; Olivera, Javier; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Hamilton, Kirk; Hepburn, Cameron (Eds.) National Wealth: What is Missing, Why it Matters (2017)

See detailMeasuring and accounting for the deprivation gap of Portuguese immigrants in Luxembourg
Hildebrand, Vincent A.; Pi Alperin, Maria Noel; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Review of Income and Wealth (2017), 63(2), 288-309

See detailHow does attrition affect estimates of persistent poverty rates? The case of EU-SILC
Jenkins, Stephen P.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Atkinson, Anthony B.; Guio, Anne-Catherine; Marlier, Eric (Eds.) Monitoring Social Inclusion in Europe (2017)

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See detailAssessing Individual Income Growth
Jenkins, Stephen P.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Economica (2016), 83(332), 679-703

See detailA distribution-sensitive examination of the gender wage gap in Germany
Selezneva, Ekaterina; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Journal of Economic Inequality (2016), 14(1), 21-40

See detailDecomposing quantile wage gaps: a conditional likelihood approach
Van Kerm, Philippe; Choe, Chung; Yu, Seunghee

in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C Applied Statistics (2016), 65(4), 507-527

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See detailWealth Inequality: A Survey
Cowell, Frank A.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Journal of Economic Surveys (2015), 29(4), 671-710

See detailModeling the Joint Distribution of Income and Wealth
Jäntti, Markus; Sierminska, Eva M.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Garner, Thesia; Short, Kathleen (Eds.) Measurement of Poverty, Deprivation, and Economic Mobility (2015)

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See detailSpace-filling location selection
Bia, Michela; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Stata Journal (2014), 14(3), 605-622

See detailLes inégalités de salaire
Brosius, Jacques; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Marlier, Eric; Brosius, Jacques; Dautel, Vincent; Decoville, Antoine; Durand, Frédéric; Gerber, Philippe; Guio, Anne-Catherine (Eds.) Cohésion sociale et territoriale au Luxembourg, Regards croisés (2014)

See detailLuxembourg: Has inequality grown enough to matter?
Fusco, Alessio; Van Kerm, Philippe; Alieva, Aigul; Bellani, Luna; Etienne-Robert, Fanny; Guio, Anne-Catherine; Kyzyma, Iryna; Leduc, Kristell; Liégeois, Philippe; Pi Alperin, Maria Noel; Reinstadler, Anne; Sierminska, Eva M.; Sologon, Denisa M.; Thill, Patrick; Valentova, Marie; Voicu, Bogdan

in Nolan, Brian; Salverda, Wiemer; Checchi, Daniele; Marx, Ive; McKnight, Abigail; Tòth, Istvan; van de Werfhorst, Herman (Eds.) Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences (2014)

See detailThe Relationship between EU Indicators of Persistent and Current Poverty
Jenkins, Stephen P.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Social Indicators Research (2014), 116(2), 611-638

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See detailThe joint distribution of income and wealth
Jäntti, Markus; Sierminska, Eva M.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Gornick, Janet; Jäntti, Markus (Eds.) Economic Inequality in Cross-National Perspective (2013)

See detailGeneralized measures of wage differentials
van Kerm, Philippe

in Empirical Economics (2013), 45(1), 465-482

See detailInequality, growth and mobility: The intertemporal distribution of income in European countries 2003--2007
Van Kerm, Philippe; Pi Alperin, Maria Noel

in Economic Modelling (2013), 35(C), 931-939

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See detailKernel-smoothed cumulative distribution function estimation with akdensity
Van Kerm, Philippe

in Stata Journal (2012), 12(3), 543-548

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See detailIncome inequality and self-reported health status: Evidence from the European Community Household Panel survey
Hildebrand, Vincent A.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Demography (2009), 46(4), 805-825

See detailThe measurement of economic inequality
Jenkins, Stephen P.; Van Kerm, Philippe

in Salverda, Wiemer; Nolan, Brian; Smeeding, Timothy M. (Eds.) Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality (2009)

See detailIncome mobility profiles
Van Kerm, Philippe

in Economics Letters (2009), 102(2), 93-95

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