Archives for April 2014

New York Times launches new site, The Upshot, with study based on LIS data
Apr 22, 2014 | Highlight

All of us at LIS are delighted that the New York Times (NYT) chose to launch their exciting new venture — The Upshot — with an extensive report, Losing the Lead, based on the LIS data. The Upshot, led by Pulitzer Prize winning economics journalist David Leonhardt, premiered today. The NYT report includes additional information […]

[UPDATE] Video: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Apr 11, 2014 | News

16 April 2014 The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) will present a lecture on his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir […]

Spain 1985 Added to LIS Database
Apr 03, 2014 | Highlight

A new dataset from Spain, ES85 (Wave II), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the Household Budget Continuous Survey and is provided by the National Statistical Institute. In addition, ES80 (Wave I) and ES90 (Wave III) have been revised for consistency.

Taiwan 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Apr 03, 2014 | Highlight

Two new datasets from Taiwan, TW07 (Wave VII) and TW10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Survey of Family Income and Expenditure (Taiwan area) and are provided by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics. In addition, TW97, TW00, and TW05 (Waves IV – VI) have been […]