2024 LIS Summer Introductory Workshop 01-05 July

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 income and wealth.

This year, for the fifth 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 Workshop will start at 9:00 on Monday 01/07/2024 and will end with a closing banquet at 18:00 on Friday 5/7/2024 in the south of Luxembourg (Remich by the Moselle river). Applicants are kindly requested to plan their travels accordingly.

The programme of the workshop will be available soon, it will closely follow the structure of the 2022 and 2023 workshop, with the contribution of Professor Philippe Van Kerm (The University of Luxembourg), Professor Louis Chauvel (The University of Luxembourg), and Professor Eugenio Peluso (LISER). For reference, the 2022 programme is available here and the 2023 programme (coinciding with the LIS 40th anniversary) is available here.

The LIS Summer Lecture will be presented by Professor Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University on “Predistribution versus Redistribution”.


  • For European PhD Students in social sciences and economics, 2 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: 410€. 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 12, 2024
 Acceptance announcement : by April 25, 2024
 Workshop fee payment : May 20, 2024



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 with negotiated prices for our workshop participants
  • Residhome AppartHotel Esch Belval : Fully equipped studio
    – For 1 to 4 nights : 130€ per night (without breakfast)
    – For > 4 nights : 115€ per night (without breakfast)
    (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.
    (The hotel is located 5-minutes walking distance from the workshop venue)
  • Hotel Acacia: Single standard room (breakfast and city taxes included) costs 97€ per night.
    (The hotel is located one train station away from the workshop venue (4-minutes train ride) )
  • Hotel Topaz: Single-room accommodation (breakfast and city taxes included) costs 85€ 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


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, Stata level, and potential publications.
Selected applicants announcement: by April 25, 2024.


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