Lucas Chancel is Co-Director of the World Inequality Lab and World Inequality Database ( at the Paris School of Economics, which he joined in 2015. He lectures at Sciences Po in the Master of Public Policy on the economics of inequality and sustainable development. He has been Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations since 2011, where he conducts research on the social dimension of sustainable development.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris Sciences Lettres Research University, an MS in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po and Ecole Polytechnique, an MS in Energy Science from Imperial College London, and a BS in Physics and Social Sciences from Paris VI and Sciences Po. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.