Lucas Chancel’s work focuses on global inequality and environmental policy. In 2023-24, he teaches at Harvard Kennedy School as a visiting Associate Professor and a Stone Program Scholar.

Lucas is an Associate Professor of Economics with tenure at Sciences Po, affiliated with the Center for Research on Social Inequalities and the Department of Economics. He is also Co-Director and Senior Economist at the World Inequality Lab at the Paris Scool of Economics (PSE).

He is a also a Senior advisor at the European Tax Observatory, an Associate researcher at the Insitute for Sustainable Development and International Relations and a Visiting senior scholar at the London School of Economics.

Lucas obtained his PhD in Economics from the School of Higher Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) – Paris School of Economics. He holds a Masters in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po, Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE as well as a Masters of Science in Sustainable Energy from Imperial College London. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Coverage of his work can be found in Science, Nature, the New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, El Pais and other international publications. His work also features in the IPCC 6th assessment report. More information here.