Philippe Van Kerm



Professor of Social Inequality and Social Policy
University of Luxembourg

Campus Belval
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11 Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Luxembourg

philippe.vankerm /at/ liser.lu - philippe.vankerm /at/ uni.lu

Research interests

Empirics of income distribution and social welfare

Applied labour, welfare, public economics
Inequality and social welfare: Measurement, modelling, inference
Income dynamics, social mobility, wage differentials, wealth inequality, health inequalities
Survey statistics, statistical computing, data visualisation

Selected publications

Montorsi, C., Fusco, A., Van Kerm, P. & Bordas, S.A. (2024), 'Predicting depression in old age: Combining life course data with machine learning', Economics and Human Biology, 52, 101331.

Doorley, K., Gromadzki, J., Lewandowski, P., Tuda, D. & Van Kerm, P. (2023), 'Automation and income inequality in Europe', IZA Discussion Paper 16499, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany.

Olivera, J. & Van Kerm, P. (2022), 'Public Support for Tax Policies in COVID-19 Times: Evidence from Luxembourg', International Tax and Public Finance, 29, 1395-1418.

Kyzyma, I., Fusco, A. & Van Kerm, P. (2022), 'Distributional Change: Assessing the Contribution of Household Income Sources', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 84(1), 158-184.

Morelli, S., Nolan, B., Palomino, J.C. & Van Kerm, P. (2021), 'Inheritance, gifts and the accumulation of wealth for low-income households', Journal of European Social Policy, 31(5), 533-548.

Ozcan, B., Goisis, A. & Van Kerm, P. (2019), 'Do Children Carry the Weight of Divorce?', Demography, 56(3), 785-811.

Choe, C. & Van Kerm, P. (2018), 'Foreign Workers and the Wage Distribution: What Does the Influence Function Reveal?', Econometrics, 6(3), 1-26.

Sologon, D.M. & Van Kerm, P. (2018), 'Modelling earnings dynamics and inequality: foreign workers and inequality trends in Luxembourg, 1988--2009', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A: Statistics in Society), 181(2), 409-440.

Jenkins, S.P. & Van Kerm, P. (2016), 'Assessing Individual Income Growth', Economica, 83(332), 679-703.

Cowell, F.A. & Van Kerm, P. (2015), 'Wealth Inequality: A Survey', Journal of Economic Surveys, 29(4), 671-710.

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Recently added material

Cristelo, D., Fallucchi, F., Jiang-Wang, A., Tenikue, M., Van Kerm, P. & Verheyden, B. (2024), 'Driving Behavioral Change for an Economic and Social Transition towards more Resilience and Sustainability in Luxembourg (SOC2050)', Report, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg.

Montorsi, C., Fusco, A., Van Kerm, P. & Bordas, S.A. (2024), 'Predicting depression in old age: Combining life course data with machine learning', Economics and Human Biology, 52, 101331.

Doorley, K., Gromadzki, J., Lewandowski, P., Tuda, D. & Van Kerm, P. (2023), 'Automation and income inequality in Europe', IZA Discussion Paper 16499, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany.

Doorley, K., Gromadzki, J., Lewandowski, P., Tuda, D. & Van Kerm, P. (2023), 'Automation and income inequality in Europe', Stone Center Working Paper Series 72, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Doorley, K., Gromadzki, J., Lewandowski, P., Tuda, D. & Van Kerm, P. (2023), 'Automation and income inequality in Europe', LISER Working Paper 2023-11, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Mertens, A. & Van Kerm, P. (2023), 'Commuting time and absenteeism: Evidence from a natural experiment', LISER Working Paper 2023-08, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Fusco, A. & Van Kerm, P. (2023), 'Measuring Poverty Persistence', in J. Silber, Research Handbook on Measuring Poverty and Deprivation, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham Glos , UK.

Nolan, B., Palomino, J.C., Van Kerm, P. & Morelli, S. (2022), 'The wealth (disadvantage) of single-parent households', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 702(1), 188-204.

Olivera, J. & Van Kerm, P. (2022), 'Public Support for Tax Policies in COVID-19 Times: Evidence from Luxembourg', International Tax and Public Finance, 29, 1395-1418.

Lisina, A. & Van Kerm, P. (2022), 'Understanding Twenty Years of Inequality and Poverty Trends in Russia', Review of Income and Wealth, 68(S1), 108-130.

Nolan, B., Palomino, J.C., Van Kerm, P. & Morelli, S. (2022), 'Intergenerational wealth transfers in Great Britain from the Wealth and Assets Survey in comparative perspective', Fiscal Studies, 43(2), 179-199.

Kyzyma, I., Fusco, A. & Van Kerm, P. (2022), 'Distributional Change: Assessing the Contribution of Household Income Sources', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 84(1), 158-184.

Sauer, P., Van Kerm, P. & Checchi, D. (2022), 'Higher Education Expansion and Labour Income Inequality in High-income Countries: A Gender-specific Perspective', Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper 837, LIS Cross-National Data Center, Luxembourg.

Van Kerm, P., Salagean, I.C & Ametepe, F.S. (2022), 'La COVID-19 au Luxembourg: Le gradient social de l'épidémie', Rapport ``Santé pour Tous'' #1, Ministère de la Santé, Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.

Peluso, E., Ametepe, F.S., Andreoli, F., Genevois, A.-S., Menta, G., Salagean, I.C, Van Kerm, P. & Verheyden, B. (2022), 'COVID-19 and Gender Equality in Luxembourg', Report to Ministère de l'Egalité entre les Hommes et les Femmes, Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.

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