Presidential Professor - The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Currently, presidential professor at the Graduate Center City University of  New York and senior  fellow at Luxembourg Income Study; was lead economist in World Bank Research Department for almost 20 years and senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.

Milanovic’s main area of work is income inequality, in individual countries and globally, as well as historically, among pre-industrial societies.

His forthcoming book Global inequality: a new approach for the age of globalization deals with economic and politial issues of globalization, including the redefinition of  the “Kuznets waves”, and is to be published in April 2016.



  • Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. [830=698+73+59]
  • The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality, Basic Books, New York, 2011.


  • “True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculations Based on Household Surveys Alone”, The Economic Journal, vol. 112, No. 476, January 2002, pp. 51-92.
  • (with Peter Lindert and Jeffrey Williamson), “Measuring ancient inequality”, The Economic Journal,  vol. 121(1), 2011, pp. 255-272.
  • (with Christoph Lakner),  “Global income distribution:  from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession”, World Bank Economic Review, published 12 August 2015.

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