Philipp Kircher is a distinguished expert in labor economics, with a focus both on the firm level dynamics at play between workers and their employers and on the macroeconomic realities that affect wages and the job search process. This process is the focus of Kircher’s latest published paper, which establishes a game-theoretic framework within which to analyze search markets. Other recent and ongoing work further develops a notion of competition for labor and examines two-sided heterogeneity between workers and firms.
Kircher received the European Economic Association’s Young Economist Award in 2007. Since then, he has won two grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as a European Research Council Starting Grant.
After spending a year on leave at the University of Edinburgh, Kircher returned in September 2013 to the London School of Economics (LSE), where he has been a professor since 2012. He began his career as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 before becoming lecturer at the University of Oxford. He first joined the LSE faculty in 2010, as a reader.
Since 2011, Kircher has been a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies. His most recently wrought affiliation is with the European Economic Association, where he has been a council member since 2012.
Kircher earned his PhD in economics at the University of Bonn in 2006, in his native Germany. He also received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and , in 1999 and 2001, respectively.