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 […]

American Sociological Association Session Features Presentation About LIS
Sep 04, 2013 | News

LIS Director Janet Gornick gave a presentation at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in August. Her presentation highlighted LIS’ harmonisation process, access to the LIS databases, and examples of research using LIS and LWS data. The session, organized by Patricia White of the US National Science Foundation (NSF), presented four prominent data sources that […]

Read Tony Atkinson’s Foreword to Our New Book
Jul 15, 2013 | News

Sir Tony Atkinson, President of the LIS Board, is a professor of economics at Oxford University and one of the world’s leading scholars on economic inequality. We are delighted that he was able to contribute to our new book, “Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries.” In addition to contributing a […]

2013 LIS Summer Workshop Completed
Jul 09, 2013 | News

This past Saturday marked the end of the 2013 LIS Summer Workshop. The workshop, which has been held annually since 1988, features a mix of lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions. This year, lectures were given by LIS Director Janet Gornick, Research Director Markus Jäntti, and members of the LIS staff. The week-long workshop introduced attendees to […]

Publication of New LIS Book, Edited by Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti
Jun 21, 2013 | News

Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries Edited by Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti Stanford University Press This state-of-the-art volume presents comparative, empirical research on a topic that has long preoccupied scholars, politicians, and everyday citizens: economic inequality. While income and wealth inequality across all populations is the primary focus, […]