School of Economics

Philipp Kircher awarded IZA Young Labour Economist Award

The School of Economics is delighted to announce that Professor Philipp Kircher has been awarded the 2019 IZA Young Labour Economist Award.


Prof Kircher

Professor Kircher, who shares the honour with Leah Platt Boustan (Princeton University), was awarded the prize for his work on search, sorting and matching in labour markets. Professor Kircher’s recent work analyses the efficiency in search markets where workers apply for multiple jobs simultaneously.

Professor Kircher joined the School of Economics in 2012, despite a move to the European University Institute in 2017, he retains his affiliation with the School of Economics through his work on the MacCaLM project, where he leads a project on providing advice to job seekers.  

The School is delighted to congratulate Professor Kircher on this fantastic achievement.