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Inequality is one of the defining issues of our time: with the gaps between the haves and the have-nots growing steadily in many domains of life.


This interest group seeks to bring together scholars and scholarship on the topic of data and inequality. We do this in two ways. First, by asking how we might best employ new data streams to better understand economic, social, and political inequalities around the world. Second, by asking how digital data may actually serve to amplify or reduce existing inequalities or create new ones.

The group holds a schedule of activities, including bi-weekly reading group meetings and seminar series featuring leading scholars, policy makers and development practitioners.

How to get involved

To join us, please email [email protected]



Contact info

[email protected]

External researchers

Bingyu Zhao, University of Cambridge
Sebastian Bobadilla-Suarez, UCL

Data and Inequality Seminar Series

This seminar series features leading scholars and development industry practitioners working in the nexus of data and inequality. They reflect on the influence of the ever-increasing presence of data on processes of data and inequality. The speaker presentations will be followed by a discussion amongst the seminar participants and conclude with informal networking.

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