Philippe Van Kerm is Professor of Social Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Luxembourg since 2017 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 or research fellow at the London School of Economics, the University of Leuven, ZEW Mannheim, and is currently an affiliated scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex), at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (University of Oxford) and at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality (City University of New York).
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 and of the Stata Journal.
He is currently the national leader for Luxembourg in the NORFACE project 'The impact of childhood circumstances on individual outcomes over the life-course' (IMCHILD, 2018-2020).