Announcement – LIS New Director Appointed!

The LIS board is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Peter Lanjouw as the new LIS Director starting from September 2021. Peter will succeed Professor Daniele Checchi.

As Director, Peter will lead LIS to further expand its activities to enable, facilitate, promote, and conduct cross-national comparative research. With many years as the head of the research team on poverty and inequality at the World Bank, Peter has a vast experience on both research and data related to income, poverty and inequality. He is an internationally recognized researcher and currently holds the position of Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

Peter’s proven experience in research and policy monitoring in inequality and poverty, together with his long-standing knowledge of LIS, will undoubtedly help him advance LIS’ mission and achieve further growth in the future. LIS welcomes him warmly!

March 16, 2021 | News