Economics serving society
Lucas Chancel

Lucas Chancel

PSE Affiliate Researcher

Codirector World Inequality Lab

Professor Sciences Po

Campus Jourdan – 48 boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

5th floor, office 03

Phone +33(0)1 80 52 16 83

Personal website
  • Income and Wealth inequality
  • Wealth, income, redistribution and tax policy

Lucas Chancel is codirector of the World Inequality Lab and of the World Inequality Database ( at the Paris School of Economics, which he joined in 2015. He lectures at Sciences Po in the Master of Public Policy on the economics of inequality and sustainable development. He is also senior research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations since 2011, where he conducts research on the social dimension of sustainable development. 

He holds a PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales / Paris Sciences Lettres Research University, an MSc in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po and Ecole Polytechnique, an MSc in Energy science from Imperial College London and a BSc in Physics and social sciences from Paris VI and Sciences Po. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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