Contact details

Philippe Van Kerm

Professor of Social Inequality and Social Policy
Joint appointment at Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research and University of Luxembourg

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

philippe.vankerm /at/ - philippe.vankerm /at/

Research interests

Empirics of income distribution and social welfare

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

Selected publications (as of 2018...needs some updating!)

Bargain, O., Doorley, K. & Van Kerm, P. (2019), 'Minimum Wages and the Gender Gap in Pay: New Evidence from the United Kingdom and Ireland', Review of Income and Wealth, 65(3), 514-539.

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.

Carpantier, J.-F., Olivera, J. & Van Kerm, P. (2018), 'Macroprudential policy and household wealth inequality', Journal of International Money and Finance, 85(C), 262-277.

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

Selezneva, E. & Van Kerm, P. (2016), 'A distribution-sensitive examination of the gender wage gap in Germany', Journal of Economic Inequality, 14(1), 21-40.

Van Kerm, P., Choe, C. & Yu, S. (2016), 'Decomposing quantile wage gaps: a conditional likelihood approach', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series C: Applied Statistics), 65(4), 507-527.

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

Van Kerm, P. (2013), 'Generalized measures of wage differentials', Empirical Economics, 45(1), 465-482.

Hildebrand, V.A. & Van Kerm, P. (2009), 'Income inequality and self-reported health status: Evidence from the European Community Household Panel survey', Demography, 46(4), 805-825.

Jenkins, S.P. & Van Kerm, P. (2009), 'The measurement of economic inequality', in W. Salverda, B. Nolan & T.M. Smeeding, Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality, Oxford University Press, Ch.3, pp.40-67.

Jenkins, S.P. & Van Kerm, P. (2006), 'Trends in income inequality, pro-poor income growth and income mobility', Oxford Economic Papers, 58(3), 531-548.

Van Kerm, P. (2004), 'What lies behind income mobility? Reranking and distributional change in Belgium, Western Germany and the USA', Economica, 71(281), 223-239.


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