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Reference data to track economic inequality at the global level, within countries and over time. Based on the systematic combination of national accounts, survey and fiscal data.

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Open access data, easy-to-use visualization tools and transparent methodology for researchers, civil society, business and political communities.

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October 2017 Newsletter
October 12, 2017 | & The World Inequality Lab Newsletter  Welcome to the third and World Inequality Lab newsletter, which covers our main developments over the last ... Continue reading

New paper on inequality in the Middle East
October 3, 2017 |

This new paper by F. Alvaredo, L. Assouad and T. Piketty, “Measuring Inequality in the Middle East, 1990-2016: The World’s Most Unequal Region?”, Working ... Continue reading

New paper on inequality in Lebanon
October 3, 2017 |

This new paper by Lydia Assouad, “Rethinking the Lebanese economic miracle: The extreme concentration of income and wealth in Lebanon 2005-2014”, Working Paper 2017/13, combines ... Continue reading

First Conference: preliminary program available
September 20, 2017 |

The preliminary program of the First Conference, which will be hosted by the Paris School of Economics on December 14th and 15th, 2017, is ... Continue reading

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