Hereby we would like to inform you about some current events

Current issue: the Special Issue "Comparative wealth and income research" edited by Daniele Checchi and Janet Gornick is now available online (Vol 26, No 2 (2018)). The articles included in this special issue of the Journal of Income Distribution are a selection of papers originally presented at the first LIS-LWS Users Conference (, hosted by LIS, the cross-national data center in Luxembourg. Taken as a whole, these articles constitute an interesting overview of the ways in which the research community uses the LIS-LWS Databases, which provide researchers access to microdata on income and wealth, respectively.

Forthcoming issues: There will be a special issue from the 2nd LIS User conference ( ) dedicated to the legacy of Tony Atkinson, edited by Andrea Brandolini, Daniele Checchi and Timothy Smeeding. The special issue will include papers that have applied or further elaborated one of Tony Atkinson’s many ideas about inequality analysis on topics such as: welfare state analysis, inequality and poverty, the redistributive effect of taxation and other related subjects. A selection of the papers will be published in Spring 2019.

There will also be a special issue from the forthcoming 13th International Conference of the Agence Française de Développement on "Inequality and Social Cohesion" in December. The 6th of December will be dedicated to a scientific day with papers investigating the issue of inequality and social cohesion in developing and emerging countries, focusing on fiscal redistribution, sustainability, and the link between social inclusion, social cohesion and economic inequality. A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published in the Journal of Income Distribution. Complete papers submission deadline is August 20th, 2018. For more information on the conference and the submission guidelines, please visit conference’s web site, and you can download the Call for Papers from here.

System Migration: In the next few month, the Journal of Income Distribution will migrate to a new system, which will help us keep up to date with the latest security protocols and be more user friendly. We will provide more information to our users as the migration date approaches.
Posted: 2018-08-13

Special Issue: Determinants of Resource Distribution: Methods and Policy

Call for papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Income Distribution

We invite submission to a special issue of the Journal of Income Distribution (JID) Determinants of Resource Distribution: Methods and Policy

We are particularly interested in papers dealing with measurement and methodological issues in the field of interest covered by JID, which includes distributional aspects of living standards, economic inequality, mobility, and opportunity; income and wealth distribution and the interplay with demographics (age, gender, race, etc.); the redistributive effects of public policies related to taxation and/or social reallocation systems (savings, education, medical care, pensions, etc.); methodological contributions dealing with statistical methods and data issues used in the analysis of economic distribution and redistribution; working with administrative data and “big data”.

Papers submitted by June 30, 2018 will be considered for the Spring 2019 issue. Authors interested in submitting for this call are encouraged to contact one of the managing editors or submit directly via the journal website and selecting SI 2019 during submission. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed, following standard journal procedures. All communications on manuscript submission and reviews will be managed within the JID Online System ( This system will be used to facilitate review and revision of manuscripts. Upon manuscript submission, please indicate that your manuscript is prepared for this special issue. For further information on submitting papers visit the journal website

On behalf of the Managing Editors of the JID,
Christos Koulovatianos (,
Carsten Schroeder (,
Eva Sierminska (
Posted: 2018-02-26

Special Issue: Comparative wealth and income research

Call for papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Income Distribution

LIS has been providing data on income and wealth for comparative research since 1983. Over the years, Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) or Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) databases have made possible hundreds of publications, including many articles in top journals.

In this special of the Journal of Income Distribution scholars are offered the opportunity to publish their LIS/LWS research in one volume in a swift manner in order to broaden the discussion and enhance our knowledge from inequality and poverty to labor market participation, from saving patterns to class composition. Papers with cross-comparative perspective or an overview over time are particularly welcomed. All submissions will undergo the standard -refereeing procedure. Priority will be given to papers presented at the 2017 LIS/LWS Users Conference.

Submissions on the following and related topics will be considered:
- the distributions of living standards, inequality, poverty, and mobility
- micro and macro models on the (causal) relationships between inequality and economic development / crisis and empirical tests of such models
- policy lessons: the role of public policies for economic growth and inequality
- cross-country comparisons, e.g. between rich and poor countries, and comparisons across different societal groups

Please submit your paper online with the subject line “LIS” to

Guest editors of the Special Issue
Daniele Checchi
Janet Gornick

Managing Editors:
Christos Koulovatianos
Carsten Schroeder
Eva Sierminska
Posted: 2017-07-25
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