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
Income dynamics, social mobility, wage differentials, wealth inequality, health inequalities
Survey statistics, statistical computing, data visualisation

Selected publications

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.


Recently added material

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.