Paul Krugman to Join LIS Team
Dear LIS Colleagues and Friends,
It is with distinct pleasure that I am sharing exciting news from the LIS Center, our satellite office at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
Noted American economist Paul Krugman, 2008 winner of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and a keynote speaker at the 2010 LIS Conference on Inequality and the Middle Class, will be taking up a position as Distinguished Scholar in the LIS Center, effective July 2014.
In August 2015, Professor Krugman will leave his current post as professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and will join the faculty of the PhD Program in Economics at the Graduate Center. He will be nominated for the position of distinguished professor, CUNY’s highest honor.
Professor Krugman will be based in New York City and will continue both his biweekly opinion column in the New York Times, and his uncommonly popular New York Times-based blog, “The Conscience of a Liberal.” He announced his decision in a blog post today krugman.blogs.nytimes.com.
Paul Krugman’s appointment to the LIS Center underscores LIS’ and the Graduate Center’s engagement in the growing international public conversation about socio-economic inequality. Tony Atkinson applauded the news and invited me to share his excitement with you: “As President of LIS, I greatly welcome Paul Krugman’s attachment with the work of the LIS Center.” LIS founding director Timothy Smeeding was similarly pleased. “I know that Paul will make good use of the LIS data as he studies and writes about real world problems.”
Paul Krugman will join LIS’ growing roster of senior scholars, which now includes Professors Louis Chauvel and Conchita D’Ambrosio, at the University of Luxembourg, and Professor Branko Milanovic, based at the LIS Center in New York City. All of us at LIS are delighted to welcome him to the LIS team!
Mexico 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Two new datasets from Mexico, MX07 (Wave VII) and MX10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey and are provided by the National Statistical Institute.
In addition, MX94, MX96, MX98 MX00, MX02, and MX04 (Waves II – VI) have been revised for consistency.
Canada 2010 Added to LIS Database
One new dataset from Canada, CA10 (Wave VIII), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics and are provided by Statistics Canada.
In addition, CA07 (Wave VII) has been revised for consistency.
LIS Seeks Associate Director
Associate Director, LIS
LIS, the cross-national data center in Luxembourg (formerly known as the Luxembourg Income Study), seeks applications for an Associate Director.
The LIS Associate Director will collaborate with the LIS Director on a range of activities:
- establish LIS’ objectives/goals on ongoing basis
- lead and manage the organization
- oversee LIS’ senior onsite staff as they carry out core activities and responsibilities
- direct LIS’ research, teaching, and training activities
- raise and maintain funding
- build relations with LIS’ partners and sponsors in Luxembourg and internationally.
Candidates should have a strong record of research and scholarship, ideally related to income distribution, labor markets, demography, or related areas. Fluency in English is required.
The Associate Director is expected to spend at least 4 weeks/year in Luxembourg. The position is part-time, and a modest annual stipend is provided.
Send a letter of interest, CV, and names/contact information for three references to Professor Tony Atkinson, Chair of Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter of interest should describe the applicant’s experience in scholarship/research (including experience with LIS); data production/infrastructure; and administration, management, and fundraising.
Priority will be given to applications received by 31 March 2014, although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Position start date is 1 January 2015.
Icelandic Data In-house!
We are delighted to announce that we have acquired, for the first time, microdata from Iceland. We now have in-house three datasets based on Iceland’s SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions), corresponding to Waves VI (2004), VII (2007), and VIII (2010). We will announce their availability as soon as they are ready. We thank our friends and colleagues in Iceland for helping to make this happen.
Poland 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Two new datasets from Poland, PL07 (Wave VII) and PL10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Household Budget Survey and are provided by Central Statistical Office.
In addition, PL04 (Wave VI) and PL99 (Wave V) have been revised for consistency.
Estonia 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Two new datasets from Estonia, EE07 (Wave VII) and EE10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Estonian Social Survey (ESS) and are provided by Statistics Estonia.
In addition, EE04 (Wave VI) has been revised for consistency.
Conversation on inequality with LIS Director Janet Gornick and World Bank economist Branko Milanovic, moderated by CUNY Interim Chancellor William Kelly
LIS Director Janet Gornick and World Bank economist Branko Milanovic participated in a discussion on income inequality with William Kelly, the Interim Chancellor of CUNY. The event took place at the Roosevelt Center at Hunter College (CUNY).
Finland 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Two new datasets from the Finland, FI07 (Wave VII) and FI10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and are provided by Statistics Finland.
In addition, FI95 (Wave IV), FI00 (Wave V), and FI04 (Wave VI) have been revised for consistency.
Netherlands 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Two new datasets from the Netherlands, NL07 (Wave VII) and NL10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and are provided by Statistics Netherlands.
In addition, NL04 (Wave VI) has been revised for consistency.