We’ve moved!
Jun 30, 2015 | News

Last week, the LIS headquarters moved to the brand new offices located in Esch Belval, in southern Luxembourg. The new building, called Maison des Sciences Humaines, will be entirely dedicated to innovative activities in the field of social sciences, as well as to public-private collaboration. The move allows LIS to be strategically located close to […]

Announcement: LIS is moving
Jun 24, 2015 | News

LIS is moving to a new location next week and so is our IT infrastructure. As a consequence, we have scheduled to shut down LISSY, and the Web Tabulator, from Thursday 25 June 2015 at noon to Friday 26 June 2015, 08:00PM (Luxembourg time). We are sorry for the inconvenience. Our new address, as of […]

Upcoming ECINEQ meeting
Jun 19, 2015 | News

The 6th meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) will be held in Luxembourg, from July 13th to July 15th 2015, at the University of Luxembourg’s Kirchberg Campus. The conference will promote academic debates and exchanges of opinions on inequality, poverty, and other topics of common interest, and contribute to the […]

Inequality Workshop completed
Jun 08, 2015 | News

The LIS Center at the CUNY Graduate Center hosted a one-week workshop on socio-economic inequalities. On Monday through Friday (June 1-5, 2015), the 50 participants, mostly PhD students and faculty from several NYC-based universities, attended lectures presented by 15 experts on inequality. The lecturers’ bios, and their assigned readings, are on the workshop website; the […]

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’ […]

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 […]

[Update] Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern in Conversation
Apr 03, 2015 | News

On April 22, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two of the world’s leading experts on economics and the environment, join in conversation about the interaction of climate change and inequality. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia, and won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. His book The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We […]

InGRID newsletter presents LIS
Mar 20, 2015 | News

InGRID, the Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion project, presents LIS in the 4th issue of its bi-annual newsletter. A key activity of InGRID is providing transnational access to research infrastructures with data and expertise within the fields of poverty and living conditions, social policy analysis, and statistical quality management. The project involves 17 European partners, […]

We mourn the loss of our colleague, supporter, and friend, Germain Dondelinger.
Mar 19, 2015 | News

At LIS, we mourn the death of Germain Dondelinger, who passed away on 15 March 2015. For a decade, Germain oversaw the Ministry of Higher Education and Research’s support for LIS. During those years, our many meetings with him were always a singular pleasure. Without fail, he offered wise advice, spoke with us frankly, and […]

LIS in 2014 & what’s next in 2015
Mar 09, 2015 | News

We have had a busy year behind us with many events and achievements. In a nutshell: 28 Working Papers 63 uploaded and released datasets 1200 new user registrations YEAR MONTH ACCOMPLISHMENT 2014 January Branko Milanovic left his position as lead economist at the World Bank to take the dual positions of Visiting Presidential Professor and […]