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The source for global inequality data

Leading methodology to track inequality

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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More than 100 top-level researchers involved, covering 70 countries over 5 continents. Entirely funded by public and non-profit actors.

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“How Much are the Poor Losing from Tax Competition?”
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How much are European citizens losing from tax competition? Would they be better-off if European countries were able to have a common fiscal tool? In ... Continue reading

Compare your income to that of African citizens
October 28, 2019 |

The income comparator has been extended to all African countries based on the work done by Lucas Chancel, Denis Cogneau, Amory Gethin and Alix ... Continue reading

Top income shares for New Zealand extended to 2017
October 22, 2019 |

The series of top shares of fiscal income for New Zealand have been extended to 2017. The series have also been updated for 2016, due ... Continue reading

ERC Synergy Grant awarded to the project “Towards a System of Distributional National Accounts”
October 11, 2019 |

The World Inequality Lab is glad to announce that the project “Towards a System of Distributional National Accounts” has been awarded the ERC Synergy Grant ... Continue reading

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