Prof Philipp Kircher

Professor in Economics


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. Aside from these focus areas he has also worked on returns to status, on experiments on social preferences, on disease transmission, and recently on heterogeneity and search in international trade.

In recent work he analyzes the efficiency in search markets when workers apply for multiple jobs simultaneously. With two-sided heterogeneity his recent work shows how complementarities in production interact with matching frictions. And he considers how workers change the occupations in which they work.

Philipp studied economics at the University of Bonn and received his Ph.D. there in 2006. He previously held appointments at the London School of Economics, Oxford University and the University of Pennsylvania, was managing editor at the Review of Economic Studies, and is member of the board of the Review of Economic Studies and the council of the European Economic Association.

Research summary

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

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