Philippe Van Kerm is Professor of Social Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Luxembourg 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 at the London School of Economics and is currently a fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex), the Institute for New Economic Thinking (University of Oxford), the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality (City University of New York) and ZEW Mannheim.
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.