2023 LIS Introductory Workshop 21-26 May

Workshop Format

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

This year, for the fourth time, LIS, the University of Luxembourg and LISER will jointly organize and teach the LIS Summer Workshop on “Comparative Inequality Measurement using the LIS & LWS Databases”. 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 2022 workshop, with the contribution of Professor Philippe Van Kerm (LISER, and the University of Luxembourg), and Professor Louis Chauvel (The University of Luxembourg). For reference, the 2022 programme is available here.
This year, the workshop coincides with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the LIS creation. Therefore, all the workshop students will get the opportunity to attend the LIS 40th anniversary conference on the 26th of May. The conference will include a series of presentations around the topics of inequality trends around the world, and global poverty and inequality (with interventions by François Bourguignon, Timothy Smeeding, Janet Gornick, Markus Jäntti, Francisco Ferreira, Facundo Alvaredo, Andrea Brandolini, Stephen Jenkins, Philippe Van Kerm, OECD and World Bank colleagues). In addition, on the 25th of May, the workshop participants are invited to the Anniversary Lecture by Sir Richard Blundell, University College London on “The Measurement and the Modelling of Consumption: Progress and Prospects (in Economics and other Social Sciences)”.


  • For European PhD Students in social sciences and economics, 1.5 ECTS will be granted, participants are evaluated on active attendance to the workshop. One additional ECTS is granted for a short paper/essay evaluated by the committee (including Professors Chauvel, and van Kerm).
  • The lab sessions will be taught mainly using Stata package, in addition to few lab sessions in R. Each attendee is requested to bring his/her laptop. Having Stata installed on your laptop is recommended – but not required.


Workshop tuition fees: 400€. 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 : March 20, 2023
 Acceptance announcement : by March 29, 2023
 Workshop fee payment : April 20, 2023



The Workshop will be held at the University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

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Accommodation options provided by LIS
  • Residhome AppartHotel Esch Belval : Full equipped studio
    – For 1 to 4 nights : 130€ per night (breakfast included)
    – For > 4 nights : 110€ per night (breakfast included)
    (The hotel is located 5-minutes walking distance from the workshop venue)
  • Hotel ibis Esch Belval : Single-room accommodation (breakfast included) costs 110€ per night from Monday to Thursday, and 90€ per night on Sunday and Friday . (The hotel is located 5-minutes walking distance from the workshop venue)
  • Hotel Acacia :
    – Standard room (breakfast included) costs 98€ per night
    – Comfort room (breakfast included) costs 100€ per night
    (The hotel is located one train station away from the workshop venue (4-minutes train ride) )
  • Hotel Topaz: Single-room accommodation (breakfast included) costs 80€ per night (The hotel is located one train station away from the workshop venue (4-minutes train ride) ) .

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

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 free of charge.

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.

Funding Opportunities

LIS is offering two scholarships for selected applicants to attend the 2023 LIS Introductory workshop.
The applicants must be affiliated to institutions located in Low- or middle- income countries.

The scholarship includes waiving the workshop tuition fees (400€) and covers single-room accommodation (breakfast included) throughout the workshop week (21st -26th May) at one of the nearby hotels. The scholarship will not cover the travel cost nor the daily living expenses.

The selected applicants will be required to submit a LIS working paper/Inequality Matters newsletter article (To be agreed on) with the usage of the LIS data, within 12 months of attending the workshop.


To apply, kindly fill the online application form available: here.
Deadline: March 20, 2023.


All the applications will be evaluated by an internal selection committee. The evaluation will be based on the applicant’s academic achievement, motivation to attend the workshop, the expected use of the LIS data, and potential publications.
Selected applicants announcement: by March 24, 2023.


If you have any inquiries, please write to Heba Omar: omar@lisdatacenter.org or workshop@lisdatacenter.org .