Even as perceptions of rising inequality undermine the foundations of democracy, data on wealth and income trends remain woefully inadequate.
Facundo Alvaredo, Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman
Facundo Alvaredo is a co-director of the World Inequality Database, as are his colleagues. Lucas Chancel is a lecturer at Sciences Po and a research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations. Thomas Piketty is professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics; his latest book is Capital and Ideology. Emmanuel Saez is director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California at Berkeley, where Gabriel Zucman is professor of economics; they are co-authors of The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.