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
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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fusco, A. & Van Kerm, P. (2022), 'Measuring Poverty Persistence', LISER Working Paper 2022-02, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, 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.

Sologon, D.M., Van Kerm, P., Li, J. & O'Donoghue, C. (2021), 'Accounting for differences in income inequality across countries: tax-benefit policy, labour market structure, returns and demographics', Journal of Economic Inequality, 19, 13-43.

Nolan, B., Palomino, J.C., Van Kerm, P. & Morelli, S. (2021), 'Intergenerational wealth transfers and wealth inequality in rich countries: What do we learn from Gini decomposition?', Economics Letters, 199, 10970.

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.

Todorovic, J., Van Kerm, P. & Peluso, E. (2021), 'Time use, childcare and home schooling', LISER-MEGA Series on Gender Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic 2, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Sauer, P. & Van Kerm, P. (2021), 'Higher Education Expansion and Inequality in Labour Incomes: The Importance of a Gendered Perspective', Inequality Matters 18, LIS Cross-National Data Center, Luxembourg.

Todorovic, J., Van Kerm, P. & Peluso, E. (2021), 'Unemployment and working hours of women and men during the pandemic', LISER-MEGA Series on Gender Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic 1, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Van Kerm, P. & Martin, L. (2021), 'Work and living conditions', in Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Collecting the Data, Les Rapports du LISER, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Ch.2, pp.9-16.

van Acker, V. & Van Kerm, P. (2021), 'Design and implementation of the Socio-Economic Impact Survey', in M. Dijst, Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Collecting the Data, Les Rapports du LISER, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Ch.3, pp.17-30.

Fusco, A., Gallo, G. & Van Kerm, P. (2021), 'Rotation Group Bias in the Estimation of EU Social Indicators', in A.-C. Guio, E. Marlier & B. Nolan, Improving the understanding of poverty and social exclusion in Europe, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Ch.17, pp.295-312.

Fusco, A., Sohst, R.R. & Van Kerm, P. (2021), 'Foreign-born households in the income distribution and their contribution to social indicators in European countries', in A.-C. Guio, E. Marlier & B. Nolan, Improving the understanding of poverty and social exclusion in Europe, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Ch.5, pp.87-102.

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