Archives for May 2016

New Country: Data from Paraguay Now Available in the LIS Database
May 30, 2016 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired, for the first time, microdata from Paraguay. As of today, two datasets, PY10 (Wave VIII) and PY13 (Wave IX), are available in the LIS Database. The datasets are respectively from the 2010 and 2013 waves of the Continuous Household Survey (EPH), which are carried out by […]

Luxembourg 2013 Added to the LIS Database
May 30, 2016 | Highlight

One new dataset from Luxembourg, LU13, (Wave IX), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the 2014 wave of Socio-Economic Panel “Living in Luxembourg” / Panel socio-économique “Liewen zu Letzebuerg” (PSELL III), carried out by the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). In addition to releasing the Wave IX dataset, the […]

Slovenia 2012 Added to the LIS Database
May 30, 2016 | Highlight

One new dataset from Slovenia, SI12 (Wave IX), has been added to the LIS Database The dataset is from the 2012 wave of Household Budget Survey (HBS), which is carried out by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. In addition to releasing the Wave IX dataset, the Slovenian datasets from the previous two […]

Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
May 25, 2016 | Books

Read abstract One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals […]

LIS Scholars Talking about Global Inequality
May 25, 2016 | News

Branko Milanovic and Paul Krugman on stage at CUNY

Lee Rainwater Memorial Lecture Series Launched
May 24, 2016 | News

We are pleased to announce the founding of the Lee Rainwater Memorial Lecture Series. We are launching this lecture series in honor of Lee Rainwater – our colleague, coauthor, mentor, and friend. The series will recognize Lee’s brilliant and creative academic career as well as his role as founding Research Director of the Luxembourg Income […]

NYT Database Updated, Complementary Database Added
May 24, 2016 | Highlight

We have updated the LIS / New York Times Income Distribution Database that we added to the LIS website in April 2014. This database, which contains detailed information on the distribution and growth of household income across countries, has been updated to include later microdata and to change from 2005 to 2011 PPPs. We have […]

New Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Database is launched
May 02, 2016 | Highlight

Today, LIS is taking an exciting step forward by introducing an expanded and updated version of the Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Database. Launched in 2007 as a pilot project, the LWS Database has provided opportunities for research on wealth and debt. In the intervening nine years, LIS has contributed to, and gained from, networks of […]