London School of Economics and Political Science

International Inequalities Institute

Understanding the complex causes, nature and consequences of rising inequalities is a pressing global challenge. The risks to social cohesion, democratic systems and economic prosperity demand evidence-based interventions.

Project summary

The International Inequalities Institute aims to become the world’s premier centre for interdisciplinary research on inequalities. It will pool and facilitate research, creating a generation of scholars with the complex social science tools necessary to understand current and future inequalities.

Purpose-built research facilities will:

  • spark new ideas and innovative solutions
  • involve research users in conception, design and delivery
  • implement research ideas.

implement research ideas.