Photo of Denisa Sologon

Denisa Sologon


  • 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval



Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research summary


Dr. Denisa M. Sologon received her PhD in Economics in 2010 from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Her PhD project was financed by a Marie Curie PhD Fellowship and an AFR PhD Fellowship from the National Research Fund in Luxembourg.  During her PhD, Dr. Sologon had a Visiting Research Fellowship at  Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School of Government, The Wiener Center for Social Policy.

In 2010-2012, she was awarded the Marie Curie Post-Doc Fellowship, co-funded by the National Research Fund, Luxembourg for the project “Earnings dynamics and microsimulation”.  She worked at Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT as an affiliated Assistant Professor from 2012 until 2016. She joined the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) as a Research Economist in 2013. She was appointed the Head of  the "Income, Wealth, and Poverty" Unit in the Living Conditions Department in 2017 and the Interim Director of the Living Conditions Department between October 2018 and February 2019.

Dr. Sologon has expertise in welfare and labor economics, public policy analysis, social protection policy and applied econometrics. The particulars of her research are income inequality, mobility, income distribution dynamics, income volatility, policy modeling, microsimulation techniques and policy evaluation. She held several talks at the General Inspectorate of Social Security in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Economy, Luxembourg, the OECD and Bank of Lithuania. She is regularly teaching PhD and Master level courses on public policy analysis, econometrics and social protection at Maastricht University and University of Mauritius.

She was elected as member of the Board of the International Microsimulation Association in 2017 and became Treasurer of IMA in 2019. 

She was granted "Full Authorization" to supervise/promote PhD projects at University of Luxembourg1 (“ADR” Autorisation à diriger des Recherches) in 2017.

Since 2013, she has developed 12-ongoing inter-linked projects involving 16 collaborators from 9 countries (Australia, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain and Tunisia). The projects cover topics from drivers of income inequality, income volatility, economic insecurity, expenditure inequality, polarization, health inequality and poverty, with a special focus on the role of labour market factors, economic returns, demographics and the mediating role of tax-benefit systems. 

PhD Supervision at University of Ireland Galway, Maastricht University and Tilburg University:


  • A. Muttaqien, “Differences in income/expenditure distributions inequality and polarization: theory and
    empirical analysis in developing countries in Asia”, Maastricht University (2014-2019 defended with success); co-supervision with Prof. Cathal O’Donoghue. 


  • J. Linden “Assessing the Impact of Environmental Policy on Consumption Behaviour, Greehouse Gas Emissions and Income Distribution” (2021-  ); co-supervision with Prof. Cathal O’Donoghue.
  • C. Gong, "Technologiocal change, labour market and inequality: evidence from China and Germany" (2019-present); co-supervision with Prof. Pierre Mohnen and Dr. Zina Nimeh (Maastricht University)
  • G. Mazeikaite, “Drivers of health inequality: evidence from European countries”, Maastricht University (2014-present); co-supervision with Prof. Cathal O’Donoghue.
  • N. Ramful, “Multidimensional Poverty in Developing Countries: a Gender perspective”, Tilburg University (2018-present); co-supervision with Prof. Chris de Neubourg.
  • J. Karpati “Demystifying Children's Deprivations: Manifestations, Origins and Cures”, Tilburg University (2018-present); co-supervision with Prof. Chris de Neubourg.

Currently, she is working on nowcasting the distributional impact of the Covid crisis on the distribution of disposable incomes across a selection of European countries and how its impact compares to the 2008 Financial Crisis.



Education/Academic qualification



Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or
Your message has successfully been sent.
Your message was not sent due to an error.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.