WORLD INEQUALITY CONFERENCE 2021: Platform published on-line

November 27, 2021 |

The Platform and Program of the World Inequality Conference 2021 are now live through the following link: Please, check this page regularly for updates.



November 1, 2021 |

The program of the Second World Inequality Conference (version 3, 02.11.2021) is available. Please, check this page regularly for updates. The conference, hosted by the


Climate change & the global inequality of carbon emissions

October 21, 2021 |

Climate change & the global inequality of carbon emissions, 1990-2020 In this study, Lucas Chancel estimates global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inequality between 1990 and


Can Redistribution Keep Up with Inequality?

September 20, 2021 |

Can Redistribution Keep Up with Inequality? Evidence from South Africa, 1993-2019 In this paper, Aroop Chatterjee, Léo Czajka and Amory Gethin shed new light on


Discover our new website:

September 8, 2021 |

    We are thrilled to announce that the World Inequality Lab has launched a new website: The aim of this website is to


Article by Facundo Alvaredo, Denis Cogneau and Thomas Piketty published in the Journal of Development Economics

September 7, 2021 |

    The article “Income inequality under colonial rule. Evidence from French Algeria, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Vietnam and comparisons with British colonies 1920–1960”, by Facundo


New book: “Brève histoire de l’égalité”, by Thomas Piketty (French)

August 26, 2021 |

« Les questions économiques sont trop importantes pour être laissées à une petite classe de spécialistes et de dirigeants. La réappropriation citoyenne de ce savoir


Newsletter | July 2021

July 22, 2021 |

  📚 Book: “Political Cleavages and Social Inequalities” Who votes for whom and why? Why has growing inequality in many parts of the world not


Global Income Inequality, 1820-2020

July 20, 2021 |

Global Income Inequality, 1820-2020: The Persistence and Mutation of Extreme Inequality   In this paper, Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty mobilize newly available historical series from


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Website created in 2021 by the agency Adrenaline, with the collaboration of:

Project management and web design: Pauline Bouaud, Mathieu Vicard and Anthony Wieczorek

Development and integration: Aurélien Binauld, Thibaut Watteau and Benjamin Grillet (AliquidStudio)

Coordination: Lucas Chancel and Olivia Ronsain