Presentation of the World Inequality Lab

The World Inequality Lab (WIL) is a leading economics laboratory that conducts research on global inequality. It is based at the Paris School of Economics.


The World Inequality Lab is a friendly, dynamic and stimulating environment, made up of dedicated people from all over the world. The central team based in Paris is small and flexible (about 20 people including researchers, data, administration, communication, direction, who are using their skills to create a free, open, global statistical public good, The WIL publishes reports and working papers, including the World Inequality Report, which highlights and analyzes the findings and new insights that the World Inequality Database has gathered.


The WIL works with over 100 inequality researchers over the world. People who come work for us get to contribute to the project in a direct and palatable ways, and have the opportunity to gain responsibilities quickly. We are looking for a candidate with an interest in the project and who can work with a lot of autonomy.


Presentation of the internship

Level of studies: master student

Duration: As soon as possible

Contract: CDD full-time (12 to 18 months) – We also welcome applications from students who will be available on a full time basis by July 1st 2023 at the latest, and who are ready to start working with us on a part-time basis as soon as possible.

Location: 48 boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

Working languages: English and French

Remuneration: PSE’s standardized Research Assistant salary


You are an economics student interested in measuring and monitoring the evolution of global inequalities. You wish to integrate a research environment with a strong international orientation, which maintains close links with a large network of researchers around the world. You will work under the guidance of our Head of Data, who is responsible for managing and updating inequality data.



You will assist the different regional coordinators to produce and update data on inequalities around the world, combining in a coherent and systematic way the different existing sources (surveys, tax data, national accounts).



  • Good knowledge of Stata (mastery of other computer languages valued).
  • Organizational skills, particularly with regard to managing projects involving a large amount of code.
  • Good ability to collaborate on computer code.
  • Fluent English (spoken and written).
  • Interest in income and wealth measurement issues, both at the macro and micro level. Interest in the work of compiling and harmonizing these data on a large scale to inform public and academic debate.