Philipp Kircher

Professor of Economics at the European University Institute and the University of Edinburgh

Philipp Kircher is a Professor of Economics at the European University Institute and the University of Edinburgh, where he studies allocations in markets where traders cannot costlessly interact with all other market traders, usually captured by search frictions. Such markets span from labor to competing auctions to partner search (and related questions such as the spread of sexually transmitted diseases). He is also interested and in questions of inequality and sorting pattern when both workers and firms are heterogeneous. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 2006 and held intermediate positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University and LSE. He is Chairman of the Review of Economic Studies where he previously served as managing editor. He is a member of CEPR and fellow of the European Economic Association.

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