LIS Summer Lecture Series

In 2009, LIS launched an annual lecture series. The lectures are co-sponsored by LIS and local institutions in Luxembourg and are designed for public audiences.

Past Lectures

Richard Blundell

Sir Richard Blundell, Professor at the University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies, presented the 2023 LIS 40th Anniversary Lecture:
Connecting Income and Consumption Measurements of Inequality and Poverty: New Ideas and New Empirics

May 30, 2023 | Ignore on home | read more »

Cecilia García-Peñalosa

Cecilia García-Peñalosa Professor of Economics at Aix Marseille School of Economics, presented the 2022 LIS Summer Lecture:
The geography of income mobility

September 14, 2022 | Ignore on home | read more »

Peter Lanjouw

LIS Director and a Professor in development economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam presented the 2021 LIS Summer Lecture:
High Frequency Poverty Monitoring in the Face of Data Deprivation

November 3, 2021 | Ignore on home | read more »

Gero Carletto

Gero Carletto the Manager of the Data Production and Methods Unit in the Development Data Group (DECDG) at the World Bank presented the 2019 LIS Summer Lecture:
A Thing of the Past? Household Surveys in the New Global Data Landscape

August 14, 2019 | Ignore on home | read more »

François Bourguignon

Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and LIS President presented the 2018 LIS Summer Lecture:
Inequality and globalisation, a brief review of facts and arguments.

July 9, 2018 | Lecture Series | read more »

Louis Chauvel

Professor of Sociology at the University of Luxembourg, presented the 2017 LIS Summer Lecture:
On the way to extreme inequalities: how income and wealth research highlights the challenges for the 21st century?

July 20, 2017 | Lecture Series | read more »

Francisco Ferreira

Senior Adviser in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, where he oversees the Bank’s research programs on poverty, inequality and agriculture, presented the 2016 LIS Summer Lecture:
Measuring Global Poverty: Past, Present and Future.

July 18, 2016 | Lecture Series | read more »

Stephen 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, presented the 2015 LIS Summer Lecture:
To what extent has income inequality increased? Some data issues.

July 28, 2015 | Lecture Series | read more »

Branko Milanovic

LIS Senior Scholar and Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center – CUNY, presented the 2014 LIS Summer Lecture:
Global Income Inequality: Current Trends, Issues of Justice and Politics.

July 7, 2014 | Lecture Series | read more »

Holly Sutherland

Research Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and Director of EUROMOD, presented the 2013 LIS Summer Lecture:
Who Pays for Austerity? The Design and Distributional Effects of Fiscal Consolidation in the European Union.

July 9, 2013 | Lecture Series | read more »

Thomas Piketty

Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty presented the 2012 Summer Lecture:
Wealth and Inheritance in the Long Run.

October 1, 2012 | Lecture Series | read more »

Paul Krugman

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?

April 29, 2011 | Lecture Series | read more »

Lawrence Mishel

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

April 29, 2011 | Lecture Series | read more »