Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Nora Lustig presents on inequality measures at Center for Global Development conference

September 17th, 2013

Nora Lustig, Professor of Economics and CIPR Senior Research Associate, presented at the Center for Global Development conference, “Filling the Gap: Inequality Indicators for Post-2015,” on September 16, 2013.

The CGD conference brought together technical experts and policymakers to consider the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to measuring and understanding inequality—and the potential application of these measures in setting national and global policy targets, including within the United Nations post-2015 development goals. It was intended as a substantive, technical contribution to the ongoing debate about what measures of inequality are useful in what settings, and how to include these in national and international policy goals.

Lustig addressed “The Ins and Outs of Inequality Measures” during a panel including other scholars such as Nancy Birdsall (President, Center for Global Development), Alex Cobham (Research Fellow, Center for Global Development), James Foster (Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Director, Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University) and Martin Ravallion (Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics, Georgetown University and Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development). Lustig’s panel was moderated by Lawrence MacDonald, the Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach at the Center for Global Development.

For more information about this event, please find a summary and agenda here.