2020 LIS Introductory Summer Workshop

We are happy to announce that our annual LIS Introductory Summer Workshop will be held on 06-10 July 2020 in Luxembourg.

Practical information is available here

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Lecture Series-Inequality And… ?

The EIB Institute is partnering with the University of Luxembourg, and others, among which LIS, in organising a series of lectures under the general theme of “Inequality and …?”

This month’s lecture is “Inequality and Justice” by Prof. Guillermina Jasso (New York University), and will take place on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 13h00 at the European Investment Bank.

The lecture is free of charge but requires registration at:

More information on the lecture can be found here.

Press release – Signing of an agreement between the Luxembourg Cooperation and LIS (11.12.2019)

Communicated by: Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs / Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action / STATEC / Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)

Paulette Lenert, Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action and François Bourguignon, President of LIS: Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg, have signed an agreement aimed at provision of unlimited access to LIS data to a large part of the United Nations agencies. As part of its overall strategy, the collection and dissemination of relevant data for sustainable development is a priority for the Luxembourg Cooperation.

LIS is a transnational data center located in Luxembourg serving a global community of researchers, educators and policymakers. It acquires data on the income, wealth, employment and demographics of many countries and harmonizes them to allow cross-country comparisons and make them publicly available through databases.

These data are useful for several UN agencies, and in particular for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 10 (SDGs) on poverty and inequality. In particular, they make it possible to study trends and results in these areas. LIS has already collaborated with UN agencies UNDP, UNICEF, UN-Women, UNRISD and UN DESA.

The contribution of the Luxembourg Cooperation amounts to € 150,000 over a period of 5 years (2020-24).

The announcement of UN access to the LIS Data, is available here .

2019 “Inequality Trends around the Mediterranean” Conference

On the 5th of December 2019, the first ERF-LIS Conference on “Inequality Trends around the Mediterranean” will be held in Cairo at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) Premises.

A call was launched early 2019 to exploit the richness of harmonized data offered by LIS and the Economic Research Forum (ERF), the two institutions have joined forces to offer access to the largest database available on harmonized income and expenditure/consumption data, to enable researchers to easily conduct socio-economic analysis of various dimensions of inequality using all datasets available from both of the institutions. 10 papers were accepted under this call. This conference is intended to provide a platform for discussing the findings of these 10 research papers, and bring insights from different stakeholders including researchers, policymakers and media.

More information about the conference can be found here.