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Phillipp Kircher
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Philipp Kircher

Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations


Philipp Kircher is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations in the Department of Economics who works mostly on how firms and workers meet and stay together: How wages attract workers of different talent, how this affects the productivity of firms with different production technologies, and how technological change and automation affect this. Since the meeting process in the labor market is somewhat similar to the meeting process underlying the spread of diseases, he has also worked on the spread of infectious diseases, how individuals protect themselves, and how this affects policy efficacy. He has explored this in the context of HIV/AIDS and of Covid-19.

In his research he uses a mixture of theoretical modelling, computational simulations, and statistical methods. His work has been published in the major journals of economics such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. He also acted as managing editor and chairman of the latter.


Journal Articles

  • Philipp Kircher, J Greenwood, C Santos, M Tertilt. 2019. An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Econometrica . 87(4):1081-1113.
  • Philipp Kircher, Michele Belot, Paul Muller. 2019. Providing Advice to Job Seekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on Online Advice, Review of Economic Studies . 86(4):1411-1447.
  • Philipp Kircher, Jan Eeckhout. 2018. Assortative Matching with Large Firms, Econometrica . 86(1):85-132.
  • Philipp Kircher, G Grossman, E Helpman. 2017. Matching, Sorting and the Distributional Impact of International Trade, Journal of Political Economy . 124(1):224-264.
  • Philipp Kircher, J Greenwood, C Santos, M Tertlit. 2017. The Role of Marriage in Fighting HIV: A Quantitative Illustration for Malawi, American Economic Review . 107(5):158–162.
  • Philipp Kircher, Kyungmin Kim. 2015. Efficient Competition through Cheap Talk: The Case of Competing Auctions, Econometrica . 83(5):1849-1875.
  • Philipp Kircher, Leo Kaas. 2015. Efficient Firm Dynamics in a Frictional Labor Market, American Economic Review . 105(10):3030-3060.
  • Philipp Kircher, F Groes, I Manovskii. 2015. The U-Shapes of Occupational Mobility, Review of Economic Studies . 82(2):659-692.
  • Philipp Kircher, Manolis Galenianos. 2012. On the Game-theoretic Foundations of Competitive Search Equilibrium, International Economic Review . 53:1-21.
  • Philipp Kircher, Jan Jan Eeckhout. 2011. Identifying Sorting – In Theory, Review of Economic Studies . 78:872-906.
  • Philipp Kircher, Manolis Galenianos, Gabor Virag. 2011. Market Power and Efficiency in a Search Model, International Economic Review . 52:85-104.
  • Philipp Kircher, Jan Eeckhout. 2010. Sorting and Decentralized Price Competition, Econometrica . 78:539–574.
  • Philipp Kircher, Jan Eeckhout. 2010. Sorting vs Screening – Search Frictions and Competing Mechanisms, Journal of Economic Theory . 145:1354-1385.
  • Philipp Kircher, Manolis Galenianos. 2009. Directed Search with Multiple Job Applications, Journal of Economic Theory . 114:445-471.
  • Philipp Kircher. 2009. Efficiency of Simultaneous Search, Journal of Political Economy . 117:861- 913.
  • Philipp Kircher, Manolis Galenianos. 2008. A Model of Money with Multilateral Matching, Journal of Monetary Economics . 55:1054-1066.
  • Philipp Kircher, Andrew Postlewaite. 2008. Strategic Firms and Endogenous Consumer Emulation, Quarterly Journal of Economics . 123:621-661.