Senior Scholars

Conchita D’Ambrosio

Conchita D’Ambrosio

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email conchita.dambrosio@uni.lu

Conchita D’Ambrosio is Professor of Economics at the University of Luxembourg. She is an economist, with a Ph.D. from New York University (2000). Her research interests have revolved around the study of individual and social well-being. She has published in Economica, International Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Social Choice and Welfare, the Review of Income and Wealth among other academic journals.

Louis Chauvel

Louis Chauvel

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email louis.chauvel@uni.lu

Louis Chauvel is a French sociologist, Professor at the University of Luxembourg and winner of the Chair PEARL “Programme Excellence for Award of Research in Luxembourg” on social welfare, income and wealth and social change in a comparative perspective. He is the author of Le destin des générations, structure sociale et cohortes en France du XXe siècle aux années 2010, and various articles that have appeared in journals such as Social Forces, and Review of Income and Wealth.

Daniele Checchi

Daniele Checchi

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email checchi@lisdatacenter.org

Daniele Checchi is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan in Italy, currently on leave from university duties, working at Italian National agency for the Evaluation of the University system and serves as Director of the Luxembourg Office of LIS. His research interests, published in journals like Economic Policy, Journal of Public Economics, European Sociological Review etc., span from inequalities in educational attainments to educational policies, from wage inequalities to the role of labour market institutions in shaping inequalities of opportunities.

Frank Cowell

Frank Cowell

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email f.cowell@lse.ac.uk

Frank Cowell is Professor of Economics at Suntory & Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, at London School of Economics. His research interests focus on the underlying principles of inequality measurement and its relation to welfare economics, as well as distributional analysis, and information theory. He has published several books at Cambridge University Press, and various research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Economic Surveys, Social Choice and Welfare, and Research on Economic Inequality.

Janet C. Gornick

Janet C. Gornick

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email jgornick@gc.cuny.edu

Janet Gornick is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) in the United States. She has held various positions at LIS for over twenty-five years, and has served as Director from 2006 to 2016. She is currently the director of the Stone Center and of the US Office of LIS at The Graduate Center of CUNY. Her numerous articles have been published in several journals, including American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, Journal of European Social Policy, Feminist Economics, and Monthly Labor Review.

Markus Jäntti

Markus Jäntti

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email markus.jantti@sofi.su.se

Markus Jäntti is Professor of Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University in Sweden. He holds a PhD in Economics from Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. He was LIS’ Research Director from 2005 to 2014. His current research centers on income and wealth inequality, and poverty and socio-economic mobility, with a focus on cross-national comparisons. He is especially interested in the importance of family background in the distribution of economic resources.

Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email pkrugman@gc.cuny.edu

Paul Krugman is a Distinguished Scholar at the Stone Center. Before joining the Graduate Center in New York, Krugman was professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. In 2008, he was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory. In 2011, his blog, “The Conscience of a Liberal”, was ranked number one of The 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time magazine.

Leslie McCall

Leslie McCall

Senior Scholar, LIS

Leslie McCall has joined the Graduate Center faculty in January 2017. She has also become the Associate Director of the Stone Center.

Branko Milanovic

Branko Milanovic

Senior Scholar, LIS

Email bmilanovic@gc.cuny.edu

Branko Milanovic is a leading scholar on income inequality who joined The Graduate Center as Visiting Presidential Professor and Senior Scholar in the Stone Center. Before coming to the LIS Center, he was Lead Economist in the World Bank’s research department. He is the author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality and numerous articles on the global income distribution.