The World Inequality Lab

WHO WE ARE

The World Inequality Lab is a research laboratory focusing on the study of income and wealth distribution worldwide, within and between countries. The WIL hosts the World Inequality Database, the most complete public database on global inequality dynamics. The lab's main missions are the extension of the World Inequality Database, the publication of working papers, reports and methodological handbooks and their dissemination in academic circles and public debates.

You can find our activity reports here:
2019
2020

OUR TEAM

The World Inequality Lab is hosted at the Paris School of Economics and the University of Berkeley. The Lab is composed of about twenty research fellows, assistants, a dozen regional and thematic coordinators and 5 co-directors. The World Inequality Lab works in close coordination with the large international WID.world network gathering over one hundred researchers covering nearly seventy countries and contributing to the database.

WORLD INEQUALITY REPORT

The World Inequality Lab publishes the World Inequality Report. Based on the data produced with the pioneering Distributional National Accounts (DINA) methodology and published in the World Inequality Database, this report entails the most recent analysis on the evolution of income and wealth inequality trends worldwide. The reports and data also aim at equipping all citizens for public debates grounded in facts. The World Inequality Report has become one of the references on global economic inequality trends. It generated an extensive coverage in the international media (see media section)

The World Inequality Report 2018 was released in December 2017, the second edition will be released in December 2021.

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Facundo Alvaredo
Co-director
Facundo Alvaredo
Paris School of Economics, Oxford University and Conicet
Co-director
Thomas Blanchet
National accounts and statistical methods coordinator
Thomas Blanchet
Paris School of Economics
National accounts and statistical methods coordinator
Florian Bonnet
Research fellow
Florian Bonnet
Paris School of Economics
Research fellow
Lucas Chancel
Co-director
Lucas Chancel
Paris School of Economics and Iddri Sciences Po
Co-director
Bertrand Garbinti
Research fellow
Bertrand Garbinti
Banque de France and Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST)
Research fellow
Santiago Garriga
Research fellow
Santiago Garriga
Paris School of Economics
Research fellow
Amory Gethin
Research fellow
Amory Gethin
Paris School of Economics
Research fellow
Jonathan Goupille-Lebret
Research fellow
Jonathan Goupille-Lebret
Paris School of Economics
Research fellow
Ben Grillet
Web developer
Ben Grillet
Web developer
Clara Martínez Toledano
Wealth distribution coordinator
Clara Martínez Toledano
Imperial College Business School
Wealth distribution coordinator
Marc Morgan
Western Europe coordinator
Marc Morgan
Paris School of Economics
Western Europe coordinator
Filip Novokmet
Filip Novokmet
Paris School of Economics
Thomas Piketty
Co-director
Thomas Piketty
Paris School of Economics and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Co-director
Florencia Pinto
Research fellow
Florencia Pinto
Paris School of Economics
Research fellow
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Tom Raster
Research fellow
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Tom Raster
EHESS/PSE
Research fellow
Sylvain Riffé Stern
Paris School of Economics Communication Manager
Sylvain Riffé Stern
Paris School of Economics Communication Manager
Olivia Ronsain Olivia Ronsain
Olivia Ronsain
Communication manager
Emmanuel Saez
Co-director
Emmanuel Saez
University of California at Berkeley
Co-director
Daniel Sánchez Ordóñez
Research Fellow
Daniel Sánchez Ordóñez
Research Fellow
Antonis Skandalis
Developer
Antonis Skandalis
Developer
Aurélie Sotura
Aurélie Sotura
Paris School of Economics
Fausto Spiga
Research Fellow
Fausto Spiga
Paris School of Economics
Research Fellow
Stefanie Stantcheva
Research fellow
Stefanie Stantcheva
Harvard University
Research fellow
Li Yang
Asia coordinator
Li Yang
World Bank
Asia coordinator
Gabriel Zucman
Co-director
Gabriel Zucman
University of California at Berkeley
Co-director