2020 Summer Workshop held on 06-10 July cancelled

  Important:The workshop has been cancelled

Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the ensuing uncertainty regarding travel arrangements, the 2020 LIS Summer Workshop has been cancelled. The LIS team has worked on adapting the structure of the workshop in order to provide some material for distance learning. The material is available here.

Workshop Format

For 30 years, LIS has organized the LIS Introductory Summer Workshop, held in Luxembourg, in order to ease the access to data on inequality.

In 2020, for the second time, LIS, the University of Luxembourg and LISER will jointly organize and teach the LIS Summer workshop. This workshop, taught in English, is a one-week intensive course designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research on income and wealth distribution, employment and social policy, using the harmonised Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) and the Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Databases.

Attendees will be trained to use both databases independently and will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire advanced knowledge about methods used in inequality research
  • Gain skills related to the study of comparative inequality
  • Learn in detail about the LIS and LWS data and develop ties with LIS’ large international network


The programme of the workshop will closely follow the structure of the 2019 workshop, with the contribution of Professor Philippe Van Kerm (LISER, and University of Luxembourg), and Professor Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg). In addition, there will be external speaker(s) on different topics.

The 2019 programme is available here.


  • For European PhD Students in social sciences and economics, two ECTS will be granted, based on participants’ active attendance to the workshop. One additional ECTS is granted for a short paper/essay evaluated by the committee (including Professors Chauvel, van Kerm, and Checchi).
  • The lab sessions will be taught mainly using Stata , limited help could be provided for R. Each attendee is requested to bring his/her own laptop with Stata installed for the usage during the lab sessions.


Workshop tuition fees: 364€. Tuition fees cover all teaching materials, coffee breaks, and social event(s) during the workshop week.


To apply, kindly fill the online application form available: here.

Application deadline                    : April 15, 2020
Acceptance announcement                 : by April 22, 2020
Workshop fee payment                    : June 01, 2020



The Workshop will be held on 06-10 July 2020 at the University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

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Accommodation options provided by LIS
  • Single-room accommodation that includes breakfast at Hotel ibis Esch Belval costs 96€ per night. (located 5-minutes walking distance from the workshop venue)
  • Single-room accommodation that includes breakfast at Hotel Topaz costs 77€ per night (located one train station away from the workshop venue (4-minutes ride) ) .

Special code for reservation for both hotels will be provided following the acceptance, and the choice of the accommodation.

Deadline to reserve a room in the hotel  : July 05, 2020

Other accommodation options
  • Many hotels and youth hostels are located throughout Luxembourg, that are fairly accessible using public transportation.
Public Transportation

All public transportation in Luxembourg (including trains, trams and buses) are for free since 1 March 2020.

Train and bus information

Centrale de Mobilité
Call center : +352/2465-2465

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois
Call center : +352/2489-2489


If you have any inquiries concerning the workshop, please write to workshop@lisdatacenter.org.