We are proud to welcome you to the World Inequality Conference 2021, running from Tuesday, December 7, through Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

In the current circumstances, the conference is hybrid, taking place both virtually in Zoom, as well as in-person at the Paris School of Economics.

The conference is locally organized by the World Inequality Lab/WID.world at the Paris School of Economics, together with Oxford University and the University of California at Berkeley in their role of partners of the ERC Synergy Grant Project “Towards a System of Distributional National Accounts.”

The conference will be structured along three axes:

  1.  Presentations of research on all dimensions of socioeconomic inequality.
  2. Presentations on progress made in the DINA-Distributional National Accounts agenda, in the context of the ERC Synergy Project.
  3. Four plenary sessions covering:
  • The presentation of the World Inequality Report 2022
  •  A discussion around “A 15% global minimum tax: a revolution?” organized with the European Tax Observatory
  • A discussion with the United Nations Development Program on new frontiers on inequality research
  •  A discussion on “Political Cleavages and Social Inequalities: A Study of 50 Democracies 1948-2020”



We would like to thank : 

  • The Scientific Committee

Chair: Facundo Alvaredo
Members: L. Azzollini, R. Carranza Navarrete, L. Chancel, L. Estévez Bauluz, I. Flores Beale, J. Goupille-Lebret, C. Martínez Toledano, B. Nolan, T. Piketty, A-S. Robilliard, E. Saez, L. Yang, G. Zucman

  • The EEA who helped us with the virtual arrangements, in particular Gemma Prunner-Thomas (EEA General Manager) whose assistance has been invaluable.
  • We would also like to extend our thanks to the students from the ERASMUS School of Economics who are helping us with the management of the virtual sessions.
  • The local team from the World Inequality Lab and the Paris School of Economics.