Lucas Chancel is an economist, specialized in inequality and in environmental policy. His work focuses on the measurement of economic inequality, its interactions with sustainable development and on the implementation of social and ecological policies.

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).

In 2023-24 he is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Senior Scholar at the London School of Economics.

He also serves as Senior advisor at the European Tax Observatory and is Associate researcher at the Insitute for Sustainable Development and International Relations.

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.