Archives for May 2015

Solow and Krugman discuss Tony Atkinson’s new book
May 24, 2015 | News

On May 1, 2015, two Nobel Laureates, Robert Solow, Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at The Graduate Center as of Fall 2015, discussed Anthony B. Atkinson’s new book, “Inequality: What Can Be Done?”. LIS Director Janet Gornick moderated the conversation. Tony Atkinson has served as LIS’ […]

New data from Peru
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

LIS is thrilled to announce another major addition to the LIS Database: three new datasets from Peru – PE07 (Wave VII), PE10 (Wave VIII) and PE13 (Wave IX). The datasets are respectively from the 2007, 2010 and 2013 waves of the National Household Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Hogares – ENAHO) from the National Institute of […]

Uruguay 2007, 2010 and 2013 added to LIS Database
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that three new datasets from Uruguay have been added to the LIS Database: UY07 (Wave VII), UY10 (Wave VIII) and UY13 (Wave IX). The datasets are respectively from the 2007, 2010 and 2013 waves of the Continuous Household Survey (Encuesta Contínua de Hogares – ECH) from the National Statistical Office […]

United States 2013 revised
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

The US13 dataset (Wave IX) was re-harmonised on the basis of the recently re-released original data; the US Census Bureau corrected the 2014 ASEC data files, which are based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS), to accommodate an additional tax bracket into 2014 tax model. This impacted […]

A series of minor revisions
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

Several datasets underwent minor revisions: CA97 / PL86: variable RELATION contained a mixed code (in the 4000 category) which included also children that could not be reported separately. For clarity these observations were set to missing. AU81: code 90/9 of variables OCCB1/OCCA1 has been added to separate indistinguishable cases from true missings. PL95: variable STATUS1 […]

Stiglitz and Stern discussed inequality and climate change
May 04, 2015 | News

On Earth Day, 22 April, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two leading experts on economics and the environment, talked about the interactions of inequality and climate change. Stiglitz, a University Professor at Columbia, and Stern, a professor at the London School of Economics, argued that our changing planet may be the ultimate social issue, considering […]