Branko Milanovic gave the 2014 Summer Lecture
Jul 10, 2014 | News

Branko Milanovic, Senior Scholar in the LIS Center and Visiting Presidential Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, presented the 2014 LIS Summer Lecture: “Global Income Inequality: Current Trends, Issues of Justice and Politics.” The presentation touched on issues regarding between- and within- country inequality, as well as the political implications of current trends in income […]

New York Times launches new site, The Upshot, with study based on LIS data
Apr 22, 2014 | Highlight

All of us at LIS are delighted that the New York Times (NYT) chose to launch their exciting new venture — The Upshot — with an extensive report, Losing the Lead, based on the LIS data. The Upshot, led by Pulitzer Prize winning economics journalist David Leonhardt, premiered today. The NYT report includes additional information […]

[UPDATE] Video: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Apr 11, 2014 | News

16 April 2014 The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) will present a lecture on his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir […]

Review of Income and Wealth, Co-Edited by Markus Jäntti
Mar 27, 2014 | News

The most recent issue of the Review of Income and Wealth is a special issue focusing on poverty, development, and behavioural economics. This issue was guest edited by Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University), Jukka Pirttilä (University of Tampere), and LIS Research Director, Markus Jäntti. The issue features the published version of “Income Inequality, Redistribution and Poverty: […]

Paul Krugman to Join LIS Team
Feb 28, 2014 | News

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 […]

LIS Seeks Associate Director
Feb 13, 2014 | News

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 […]

2014 LIS Introductory Summer Workshop
Jan 31, 2014 | News

The next LIS Introductory Summer Workshop will be held 29 June – 5 July 2014, at the University of Luxembourg campus. The winner of the 2014 Aldi Hagenaars Award will be invited to present his or her paper. Our annual Summer Lecture will also be taking place that week. 2014 Workshop Application – deadline is […]

Conversation on inequality with LIS Director Janet Gornick and World Bank economist Branko Milanovic, moderated by CUNY Interim Chancellor William Kelly
Dec 04, 2013 | News

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).

Watch Video From Income Inequality Book Launch, Moderated by Branko Milanovic
Nov 04, 2013 | News

Watch the video of the panel and discussion from the November 4th book launch. The discussion and Q&A ran about one and a half hours. Editors Janet Gornick and Markus Jäntti present  Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries with contributing authors. Moderated by Branko Milanovic, expert on global income inequality.

The LIS Center in New York welcomes Hicham Ait Mansour.
Oct 23, 2013 | News

LIS is pleased to welcome the arrival of Hicham Ait Mansour, a Fulbright Scholar. Hicham is a Sociology PhD Candidate at Mohamed V University in Rabat, Morocco. During his time with LIS, Hicham will be working on his PhD dissertation on child poverty in Morocco; his study uses a multidimensional approach. In partnership with the […]