Nora Lustig

Mexico  |  Non-Resident Senior Fellow & Project Director, Commitment to Equity

Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University

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Nora Lustig is the Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the CEQ Institute at Tulane University, a member and non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. At the Dialogue, she directs the Commitment to Equity Project, a joint initiative of the Dialogue and Tulane University’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics. Lustig’s current research focuses on assessing the incidence of taxation and social spending in low and middle income countries, and on the determinants of income distribution in Latin America. She has published more than seventy articles and fifteen edited volumes and books. Her most recent publications include “Declining Wages for College-Educated Workers in Mexico:  Are Younger or Older Cohorts Hurt the Most?” Revista de Economía MundialWorld Economic Journal, 2016;“Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States.” Review of Income and Wealth, 2016; “Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.” Journal of Globalization and Development, 2016; “Special Issue on Global Poverty Lines,” Journal of Economic Inequality, 2016;  “Can a poverty-reducing and progressive tax and transfer system hurt the poor?” Journal of Development Economics, 2016;“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and the Ethnic Divide in Guatemala.” World Development, 2015; and, Declining Inequality in Latin America. A Decade of Progress?, Brookings Institution, 2010 and Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2012. She is a founding member and past president of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and was a co-director of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2000/1, Attacking Poverty. She is the editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality Forum and a member of the Inter-American Dialogue, the Center of Global Development’s Advisory Board, ECINEQ’s Executive Council, PEP’s Board of Directors, and the World Economic Forum’s Economic Growth and Social Inclusion Stewardship Board. She served on the Atkinson Commission on Poverty and on the Stiglitz et al. Commission on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


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