Professor Facundo Alvaredo is Co-Director of the World Inequality Database and the World Inequality Lab. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics/École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires. His research is centered in the fields of public economics, the inequality of income and wealth, and the economic history of capitalism. Besides his current work on income inequality in Latin America, and wealth inequality in the developed world from a historical perspective, another part of his research seeks to show that only the continuation of the living yet dormant Political Economy project, i.e. the discipline embracing capitalism and its history as subject matter, offers the keys to understand the challenges of the historical present -including inequalities- where the main conflict is who plans whom.