Ive Marx

Professor, University of Antwerp
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As of latest THP publication:

Ive Marx is Professor at the University of Antwerp and Director of the Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck. He served as Chair of the Department of Sociology from 2012 until 2018. He is chair of the interdisciplinary Bachelor and Master Programme in Socio-Economic Sciences.

Ive Marx took degrees in Political and Social Sciences and in Economics. He directs research on minimum income protection and poverty, especially in relation to labour market change and migration at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor IZA in Bonn.

He was involved in the European Low Wage Research Network (LoWER), the EQUALSOC Network of Excellence, FP7 projects GINI and IMPROVE, in the last two in coordinating capacities.

His main research interest is labour market and welfare state change in relation to the distribution of income, with a particular focus on poverty. He has published extensively on the issue of in-work poverty and minimum income protection with Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Routledge, Edward Elgar and other international publishers. Journal articles have appeared in International Labour Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Social Policy, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Ethical Perspectives, European Journal of Social Security, Journal of European Social Policy, Social Forces, European Sociological Review, etc.

He sits on the editorial boards of Social ForcesJournal of Social PolicySocial Inclusion and European Policy Analysis.

He is also a member of the board of Espanet, Europe’s leading network of social policy researchers.

He is a columnist for Belgium’s main broadsheet De Standaard.