LIS Summer Lecture Series

In 2009, LIS launched an annual lecture series. The lectures are co-sponsored by LIS and local institutions in Luxembourg and are designed for public audiences.

Past Lectures

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Francisco Ferreira

Senior Adviser in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, where he oversees the Bank’s research programs on poverty, inequality and agriculture, presented the 2016 LIS Summer Lecture:
Measuring Global Poverty: Past, Present and Future.

July 18, 2016 | Lecture Series | read more »

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Stephen Jenkins

Professor of Economic and Social Policy at the London School of Economics, Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, and a Research Fellow at IZA, presented the 2015 LIS Summer Lecture:
To what extent has income inequality increased? Some data issues.

July 28, 2015 | Lecture Series | read more »

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Branko Milanovic

LIS Senior Scholar and Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center – CUNY, presented the 2014 LIS Summer Lecture:
Global Income Inequality: Current Trends, Issues of Justice and Politics.

July 7, 2014 | Lecture Series | read more »

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Holly Sutherland

Research Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and Director of EUROMOD, presented the 2013 LIS Summer Lecture:
Who Pays for Austerity? The Design and Distributional Effects of Fiscal Consolidation in the European Union.

July 9, 2013 | Lecture Series | read more »

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Thomas Piketty

Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty presented the 2012 Summer Lecture:
Wealth and Inheritance in the Long Run.

October 1, 2012 | Lecture Series | read more »

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Paul Krugman

Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008 and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University presented the 2010 LIS Summer lecture:
“Inequality and Crises: Coincidence or Causality?

April 29, 2011 | Lecture Series | read more »

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Lawrence Mishel

President of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI – Washington D.C.), Lawrence Mishel presented the 2009 LIS Summer Lecture:
Waging Inequality in America

April 29, 2011 | Lecture Series | read more »