Prof Philipp Kircher

Honorary Professorial Fellow


Philipp Kircher's research is on the interface between macro, micro and labor economics. The two areas which interest him the most are: (1) how the job search process affects the labor market in terms of efficiency, unemployment, and wages; and (2) how two-sided heterogeneity of both workers and firms affects their interaction. He also has an interest in epidemiology, combining models of individual protection with existing models of disease transmission in the context of HIV/AIDS and Covid-19.

Philipp studied economics at the University of Bonn and received his Ph.D. there in 2006. He is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell and Researcher at UC Louvain, and previously held appointments at the London School of Economics, Oxford University and the University of Pennsylvania. He was managing editor and later chairman at the Review of Economic Studies, and is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association.

Research summary

  • Macroeconomics labour
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Resource Allocation in Markets with Search Frictions

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