LIS is Hiring
Apr 02, 2012 | News and Events

LIS is seeking a permanent Microdata Expert. See job posting for more information.

Five Countries Acquired for LIS Database: Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay, Serbia, Egypt
Jan 06, 2012 | News

LIS has acquired datasets from five new countries. Our acquisition of datasets from the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Paraguay will expand LIS’ collection of Latin American datasets to ten. We are also pleased to announce that we have acquired datasets from Serbia and Egypt. These five datasets will be added to Wave VII of the […]

We mourn the loss of our Executive Committee member, Joachim Frick.
Dec 21, 2011 | News

The Board, Directors, and staff of LIS mourn the untimely death of Joachim Frick, on 16 December  2011. Joachim was our longtime friend, colleague, and supporter, and a member of our Executive Committee. We cherished his commitment to data sharing, research, teaching, mentoring, project building, and international collaboration. We will forever miss his wise advice, […]

LIS and LWS Database Registration Renewal for 2012
Dec 21, 2011 | News

Registration for access to the LIS and LWS Databases corresponds to the calendar year, and is renewable on an annual basis. You may renew for 2012, starting on 1 January 2012. To renew your access, please complete the brief renewal process . Your renewal will be effective the same day. If you are subject to […]

New LIS Data Template
Oct 31, 2011 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce the redesign of the entire LIS Database using a unique standard template to increase both the user-friendliness of the microdata and the comparability across datasets. For more information, see New LIS Data Template. We will continue to make available the earlier versions of these datasets for those users who wish […]

LIS Board President: Tony Atkinson to Succeed Robert Erikson
Aug 11, 2011 | News

The LIS Board, Directors, and staff welcome Sir Tony Atkinson as the next President of LIS’ Board of Directors. Professor Atkinson, an economist at Oxford University, was officially voted in on July 1, 2011, at LIS’ biennial Board Meeting in Luxembourg. He will take office on January 1, 2012. Professor Atkinson succeeds Professor Robert Erikson, […]

Expansion into Latin America Continues: Chilean Dataset Acquired
May 27, 2011 | News

LIS is delighted to have gained access to a dataset from Chile.  This expands LIS’ collection of datasets from Latin America to reach a total of seven: Mexico (which was added in Wave II); Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay (added as of Wave VI); and now Chile (to be added to Wave VII).

LIS Completes Block of BRIC Countries – and Adds South Africa
May 24, 2011 | News

LIS is proud to announce that, soon, the full block of BRIC countries will be included in the LIS Database. A dataset from Brazil was added in 2009. After a 5-year hiatus, we have regained access to data from Russia. Harmonization on a dataset from India is now underway. LIS staff will begin harmonizing a […]

Paul Krugman
Apr 29, 2011 | Lecture Series

Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008 and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University presented the 2010 LIS Summer lecture:
“Inequality and Crises: Coincidence or Causality?

Lawrence Mishel
Apr 29, 2011 | Lecture Series

President of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI – Washington D.C.), Lawrence Mishel presented the 2009 LIS Summer Lecture:
Waging Inequality in America