2019 LIS Summer Workshop 08-12 July

In 2019, for the first time,LIS, the University of Luxembourg and LISER will jointly organize and teach the workshop, which has been newly named the Summer Workshop on Inequality and Poverty Measurement. This workshop, taught in English, is a one-week intensive course designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research on income and wealth distribution, employment and social policy, using the harmonised Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) and the Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Databases.

Attendees will be trained to use both databases independently and will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire advanced knowledge about methods used in inequality research
  • Gain skills related to the study of comparative inequality
  • Learn in detail about the LIS and LWS data and develop ties with LIS’ large international network


Monday 08- Jul: Introduction (LIS staff + directors) and LIS Summer Lecture (TBD)

 (Daniele Checchi with LIS Staff)

Tuesday 09- Jul: Introduction to existing datasets (LIS/LWS)

  • Introduction to LIS and LWS databases; harmonisation principles and methods; socio-demographics, labour market, income, consumption and wealth concepts and variables;
  • Introduction to the remote-execution system LISSY in Stata and R; LIS/LWS documentation on METIS; Aldi Award presentation.
    (Daniele Checchi with LIS Staff)

Wednesday 10-Jul: Measuring inequality and poverty: principles, methods, indicators, and graphs;
Inference and bootstrap approaches to inequality and poverty with Stata and R;
LAB: case study with graphics and re-estimation of LIS Key Figures.
(Philippe van Kerm with LIS staff)

Thursday 11-Jul: Oaxaca–Blinder decomposition, quantile regressions, RIF regressions, reweighting method, and distribution regression: 
Hands-on implementation in LIS and LWS datasets.
(Philippe van Kerm with LIS staff)

Friday 12-Jul: Multilevel models, pooled OLS estimation and pseudo-panel methods using LIS and LWS database;
Combining external macro-indicators with LIS and LWS data (e.g. public expenditure data).
(Louis Chauvel and his team with LIS staff)

Important: For European PhD Students in social sciences and economics,Two ECTS participants are evaluated on active attendance to the workshop. One additional ECTS is granted for a short paper/essay evaluated by the committee (including Professors Chauvel, van Kerm, and Checchi).


Workshop tuition fees: 350€. Tuition fees cover all teaching materials and use of lab facilities during the workshop week.


To apply, kindly fill the online application form available: here

More logistical and practical information, available here

If you have any inquiries concerning the workshop, please write to workshop@lisdatacenter.org

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Regular fees: 350 EUR


Maison des Sciences Humaines – 5e étage 11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-Belval, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Alzette , Luxembourg

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