The World Inequality Lab

The World Inequality Lab aims to promote research on global inequality dynamics. Its core mission is to maintain and expand the World Wealth and Income Database. It also produces inequality reports and working papers addressing substantive and methodological issues. It is located at the Paris School of Economics , and comprises a small team of about ten permanent staff members and research assistants. The World Inequality Lab works in close coordination with the large international network (over one hundred researchers covering nearly seventy countries) contributing to the database and is supervised and coordinated by the same executive committee and coordination team as the WID.world project.

In addition to the year-round updates to the database and working papers, the World Inequality Lab publishes a biannual World Inequality Report. The objective is to highlight new findings and research analysis emanating from the database, and to draw implications for the global inequality debate. The World Inequality Report aims to become the reference global report on inequality and to attract extensive coverage in the international media. The first report will be published in december 2017.

Facundo Alvaredo
Paris School of Economics, Oxford University and Conicet
Facundo Alvaredo
Paris School of Economics, Oxford University and Conicet
Tony Atkinson
Nuffield College, INET at Oxford, and London School of Economics
Tony Atkinson
Nuffield College, INET at Oxford, and London School of Economics
Thomas Piketty
Paris School of Economics and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Thomas Piketty
Paris School of Economics and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Emmanuel Saez
University of California at Berkeley
Emmanuel Saez
University of California at Berkeley
Gabriel Zucman
University of California at Berkeley
Gabriel Zucman
University of California at Berkeley