Inequality research at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences

SCHEME: INTER Mobility

CALL: 2013

DOMAIN: SC - Social and Economic Cohesion

FIRST NAME: Philippe

LAST NAME: Van Kerm

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP / PPP: No

INDUSTRY / PPP PARTNER:

HOST INSTITUTION: LISER

KEYWORDS: Growth, mobility and income distribution change; Great Recession impacts; distribution models with sample selection; inference on income and wealth distributions

START: 2013-09-01

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WEBSITE: https://www.liser.lu/

Submitted Abstract

The project ‘Inequality research at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences’ is a visiting research proposal aiming at the secondment of one of CEPS/INSTEAD’s senior researchers, Philippe Van Kerm, at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) within the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), one of the world’s most famous research university in the social sciences. The objectives of this visiting research initiative are three-fold. They comprise (i) research actions, (ii) capacity building and (iii) institutional networking. Research actions are the primary focus of the intended visit. Three projects will be pursued during the 10 months foreseen for the visit. They build upon and develop Philippe Van Kerm’s research agenda, taking advantage of the expertise of and collaboration with resident LSE researchers. The main project will be on “the Great Recession and individual income growth: measurement, modelling issues and empirical evidence” to study how the unprecedented economic crisis recently experienced by industrialized countries has impacted individual incomes, identifying the groups most adversely affected and the patterns of income change from different sources. The other two projects will be on “modelling wage distributions under endogenous sample selection: A comparison of new approaches” and “wealth distribution models with noisy data.” Integration of the seconded fellow in the vivid, broader academic community in London and foreseen participation in the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice series of training sessions will contribute to enhancing the future research capacity of seconded fellow in research areas of key priority for CEPS/INSTEAD.Finally, the secondment will be an opportunity to establish long-term partnership between CEPS/INSTEAD and key partners in London, in particular with respect to the training and supervision of PhD students.

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