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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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First Conference: Program available
December 1, 2017 |

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

New Paper on inequality in Poland 1983-2015
November 29, 2017 |

The new paper by Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet “Inequality in Poland: Estimating the Whole Distribution by g-percentile 1983-2015” combines national accounts, survey and tax data in ... Continue reading

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

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