Inequality of Opportunity: Measurement, Evolution and Mechanisms

  • Fusco, Alessio (PI)
  • van der Weide, Roy (Host Institution)
  • Ferreira, Francisco h.g. (CoI)

Project Details


This project is a visiting research proposal aiming at the secondment of one of LISER’s senior researcher, Alessio Fusco, at the World Bank Development Research Group in Washington D.C. during the academic year 2020/2021. Part of the research visit will also be carried out at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The objectives of this scientific stay initiative are three-fold: (i) research actions, (ii) capacity building and (iii) institutional networking.
Research actions are the primary focus of the planned scientific stay. They build upon Alessio Fusco’s research agenda on inequality of opportunity and contribute to its development by taking advantage of the expertise of and collaboration with researchers from the host institutions, in particular on the topic of intergenerational transmission of education. These topics are at the intersect of the ‘poverty and inequality’ research groups’ agenda of both LISER and the World Bank and part of the newly defined Luxembourg National Research Priorities.
Integration of the seconded fellow in the vivid, broader academic community in Washington D.C., planned participation in the World Bank and Georgetown Center of Econometric Practice training programmes, will contribute to enhancing the future research capacity of the seconded fellow in research areas of key priority for LISER.
Finally, the secondment will be an opportunity to enhance partnership between LISER and the World Bank.
Effective start/end date1/06/2231/05/25


  • Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
  • Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)


  • Inequality of opportunity
  • Intergenerational transmission of income and education
  • Well-being measurement
  • GDIM
  • Poverty