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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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Publication of the Human Development Report!
December 9, 2019 |

The World Inequality Lab is glad to announce its contribution to the Human Development Report 2019 “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development ... Continue reading

“Ten facts about inequality in advanced economies”
November 26, 2019 |

Economic inequality is on the rise after a historic decline, and the trend is especially dramatic in the United States, as outlines the paper “Ten ... Continue reading

“How Much are the Poor Losing from Tax Competition?”
November 8, 2019 |

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

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