Launch event of the UK LIS Satellite Office at the International Inequalities Institute (III) – LSE

LIS Cross-national Data Center is happy to announce the launch event of its UK Satellite Office at the International Inequalities Institute (III) – LSE. The event titled “Inequality, from regional to global: insights from LIS and LWS data” will take place virtually on Monday 06 December 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm [Luxembourg Time] and is hosted by the International Inequalities Institute.

This new cooperation aims to promote the use of the LIS Databases in the UK and elsewhere and to serve as the point of liaison between LIS and the community of LIS data users in the UK. A part of this collaboration foresees the pilot set-up of a LIS Virtual Desktop to enable researchers at LSE to carry out analysis directly on the LIS Databases. The event will introduce the new Office, how to access the data from LSE premises, and presents overviews of what analysis can be done with LIS, LWS, and more.


  • Frank Cowell is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His work includes important contributions to the fields of income and wealth distribution, inequality, poverty and taxation.
  • Peter Lanjouw is professor of Development Economics at VU University is professor in development economics. Prior to joining the VU Economics department in January 2015 he had spent more than two decades in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank, most recently as Manager of the Poverty and Inequality team He received his PhD from LSE.
  • Branko Milanović is an economist specialising in income inequality and author of Global Inequality: a new approach for the age of globalization. He visiting presidential professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and Centennial Professor at LSE’s International Inequalities Institute.
  • Nora Waitkus is a sociologist interested in socio-economic stratification in contemporary capitalist societies. In her research she focuses on exploring and explaining cross-national variation and the institutional drivers of wealth inequality and concentration. Her work further deals with class, elites, and wealth accumulation using quantitative approaches and longitudinal data.


Janet Gornick is Professor of Political Science & Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Director of Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, Home to the US Office of LIS.


Francisco Ferreira is the Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies and Director of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE.

How to attend?

This online public event is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required.

Register for this event on Zoom from here

November 29, 2021 | News