Ive Marx took degrees in Economics and in Political and Social Sciences.
He is professor at the University of Antwerp and Chair of the Department of Sociology there. At the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy at Antwerp University, he directs research on minimum income protection and poverty, especially in relation to labour market change and migration.
His main research interest is labour market 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.
He has published books and book chapters with Amsterdam University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Edward Elgar and other 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, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, Social Forces among others.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2011.