I am an economist specialized in inequality and in environmental policy. My work focuses on the measurement of economic inequality, its interactions with sustainable development and on the implementation of social and ecological policies.
I am a tenured Associate Professor at Sciences Po where I’m affiliated with the Center for Research on Social Inequalities and the Department of Economics. I am also Co-Director of the World Inequality Lab at the Paris School of Economics and Senior advisor at the European Tax Observatory. In 2023-2024, I am a Visiting scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Lucas Chancel, Philipp. Bothe, Tancrèe Voituriez. Climate Inequality Report 2023. World Inequality Lab.
Synthesis of recent studies on global climate inequalities and proposal to finance climate investments in the global South. Report written b Key findings covered by the Financial Times, the Guardian, Time, Le Monde, El Pais…
The World Inequality Report 2022 provides the most up-to-date data on global income and wealth inequalities and presents new findings on global gender and climate change inequalities.
“Read this report, shout out its messages, find ways to act upon them.” Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee
Published in English by Harvard University Press, in French by Le Seuil. Available open access online.
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Selection of best books in economics – Financial Times
Selection of best science books – Nature magazine
“Essential” – Science magazine
“An original perspective on the two greatest challenges of our times” – Martin Wolf, Financial Times
“An absolute must read” – Thomas Piketty
DIGCLASS conference on inequalities and climate change at the European Commission Joint Research Center.
Presentation of the Climate Inequality Report 2023 and discussion at the Norad Annual Conference “Human & Nature”.
Watch the keynote replay as well as the discussion. Link to conference website.
The Norad is the Norwegian Development Agency.
GEM conference organized by the Center for International Development and the Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard University. More information.
Interviewed by Time magazine on climate finance. Read the article.
Article on the Climate Inequality Report 2023. Read the article.
Coverage of the “Climate Inequality Report 2023” in the Financial Times. Read the article.