Slovenia 2012 Added to the LIS Database
May 30, 2016 | Highlight

One new dataset from Slovenia, SI12 (Wave IX), has been added to the LIS Database The dataset is from the 2012 wave of Household Budget Survey (HBS), which is carried out by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. In addition to releasing the Wave IX dataset, the Slovenian datasets from the previous two […]

LIS Scholars Talking about Global Inequality
May 25, 2016 | News

Branko Milanovic and Paul Krugman on stage at CUNY

Lee Rainwater Memorial Lecture Series Launched
May 24, 2016 | News

We are pleased to announce the founding of the Lee Rainwater Memorial Lecture Series. We are launching this lecture series in honor of Lee Rainwater – our colleague, coauthor, mentor, and friend. The series will recognize Lee’s brilliant and creative academic career as well as his role as founding Research Director of the Luxembourg Income […]

NYT Database Updated, Complementary Database Added
May 24, 2016 | Highlight

We have updated the LIS / New York Times Income Distribution Database that we added to the LIS website in April 2014. This database, which contains detailed information on the distribution and growth of household income across countries, has been updated to include later microdata and to change from 2005 to 2011 PPPs. We have […]

New Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Database is launched
May 02, 2016 | Highlight

Today, LIS is taking an exciting step forward by introducing an expanded and updated version of the Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Database. Launched in 2007 as a pilot project, the LWS Database has provided opportunities for research on wealth and debt. In the intervening nine years, LIS has contributed to, and gained from, networks of […]

United Kingdom 2013 Added to the LIS Database
Mar 25, 2016 | Highlight

We are delighted to inform our users that we have added one new dataset from United Kingdom, UK13 (Wave IX), to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the 2013-14 wave of Family Resources Survey (FRS), which serves as input for the British component of the EU Survey of Income and Living Conditions – SILC. […]

Tim Smeeding named “Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics”
Mar 22, 2016 | News

Tim Smeeding, former LIS Director, has received a prestigious award from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The award granted Tim a named professorship, and invited him to select the name. Tim chose the title: Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. For over two decades, Lee was LIS’ Research Director; he was a […]

The Guardian launched a two-week series based on LIS data
Mar 07, 2016 | Highlight

Today, the Guardian launched a two-week series, on the worrisome economic status of “Generation Y” (those born between 1980 and the mid-1990s) in eight affluent countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and US. The main data source was our Luxembourg Income Study Database. We look forward to future collaborations with the Guardian – […]

India 2011 added to the LIS Database
Feb 19, 2016 | Highlight

We are delighted to inform our users that we have added one new dataset from India, IN11 (Wave VIII), to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the 2011 India Human Development Survey (IHDS), was jointly organized by researchers from the University of Maryland (in the US) and the National Council of Applied Economic Research […]

Professor Daniele Checchi to assume Directorship of Luxembourg LIS Office
Jan 11, 2016 | News

Dear LIS Community, As 2016 starts, I not only wish you a very happy New Year but also bring news of new developments in the organization of LIS. The LIS Executive Committee and Board have, at Janet’s instigation, been looking to the future in terms both of structure and personnel, and are very pleased that […]