LIS is hiring!
Sep 30, 2015 | News

LIS seeks applications for 2 positions (2-year contracts) #1. Microdata Expert supporting STATEC Your mission The position involves supporting the National Statistical Office of Luxembourg (STATEC) in producing the national EU-SILC data and using the EU-SILC data for research on diverse socio-economic outcomes. Opportunities for carrying out research projects using the LIS data are available […]

Summer Workshop
Sep 13, 2015 | News

Now that LIS has moved, we are considering new opportunities on-site for conference venues, accommodations and class rooms, to organize future workshops. We’ll update this section as soon as we have further information, so stay tuned!

Carsten Schröder succeeds Gert Wagner as board member
Aug 06, 2015 | News

Carsten Schröder, deputy head of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin and Professor at the Free University of Berlin, was elected at the last meeting of the LIS Board in Luxembourg to succeed Gert G. Wagner as board member. Tony Atkinson continues to serve as President of the Board. German data from SOEP […]

Tony Atkinson honoured for inequality and economic growth research
Aug 05, 2015 | News

LIS is proud to share the news that our Board President, Tony Atkinson, has been awarded the 2015 EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research. Tony has worked on inequality and poverty issues for more than forty years. His latest book Inequality: What can be done? was published in May 2015. Werner Hoyer, […]

New data from Brazil
Aug 03, 2015 | Highlight

The LIS Database continues to grow: one new dataset from Brazil, BR13 (Wave IX), has been added. The dataset is from the 2013 Wave of the National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), carried out by the Brazilian Geographical and Statistical Institute / Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). In addition, the previous two waves of […]

South Africa 2012 added
Aug 03, 2015 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that a new dataset from South Africa, ZA12 (Wave IX), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the Wave 3 of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), carried out by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), at the University of Cape Town. In […]

Stephen Jenkins
Jul 28, 2015 | Lecture Series

Professor of Economic and Social Policy at the London School of Economics, Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, and a Research Fellow at IZA, presented the 2015 LIS Summer Lecture:
To what extent has income inequality increased? Some data issues.

Stephen P. Jenkins to give 2015 LIS Summer lecture
Jul 13, 2015 | News

Stephen P. Jenkins, Professor of Economic and Social Policy at the London School of Economics, Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, and a Research Fellow at IZA, will give the 2015 LIS Summer Lecture: “To what extent has income inequality increased? Some data issues”. The public lecture takes place on July 13, at the […]

Markus Jäntti
Jul 12, 2015 | News

Markus Jäntti stepped down as LIS Research Director, at the end of 2014. In July 2015, the LIS Board unanimously passed this resolution: “The LIS board thanks Markus Jäntti for ten years of exemplary service to LIS, and wishes him well in all future endeavors.” We know that Markus will remain involved with LIS in […]

We mourn the loss of Lee Rainwater
Jul 07, 2015 | News

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Lee Rainwater, on July 4, 2015. Lee co-founded LIS in 1983 and – with his beloved friend and colleague Tim Smeeding – advised and guided LIS for over two decades, until his retirement in 2005. Lee was a courageous and innovative sociologist, and a […]