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Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution: Podcasts from the CEQ Conference October 17 and 18, 2013

The Commitment to Equity Conference was held on Tulane’s campus October 17-18, 2013. The conference convened researchers from across the Western Hemisphere, as well as representatives from multilateral organizations including, the World Bank, the Gates Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The conference was co-organized by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Department of Economics at Tulane University, and the Inter-American Dialogue and had 50 participants in attendance.

For more information see the agenda, the news article and the powerpoint presentations.

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Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress: Honduras and Ecuador

October 17, 2013
9:30-10:30 Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress
Session Chair: George Gray-Molina (UNDP)

  • Honduras: Renato Vargas (ICEFI)
  • Ecuador: Cristina Llerena (Economica, CIC)
  • Ecuador (Top Incomes): Facundo Alvaredo (Oxford U.)
    Discussant: John Scott (CIDE)




Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress: Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela

October 17, 2013
10:45-12:15 Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress
Session Chair: Joost Draaisma (World Bank)

  • Nicaragua: Manuel Deshon (Consultant)
  • Paraguay (second round): Jose Manuel Gomez (CADEP)
  • Venezuela: Emiro Molina (Consultant)
    Discussant: Erwin Tiongson (World Bank)




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and United States

October 18, 2013
8:30 -10:30 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and United States
Chair: Louise Cord (World Bank/LAC)

  • Argentina: Carola Pessino (CEMA)
  • Brazil: Claudiney Pereira (Tulane University)
  • Brazil vs. the United States: Sean Higgins (Tulane University)
  • Mexico: John Scott (CIDE)
  • Mexico (1992-2010): Luis F. Lopez-Calva (WB)
    Comments: Led off by Louise Cord




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in the Andean Region

October 18, 2013
10:45-12:15 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in the Andean Region
Chair: Jim Alm (Dept. of Economics, Tulane University)

  • Bolivia: George Gray Molina (UNDP)
  • Colombia: Marcela Melendez (Econ Estudio)
  • Colombia Top Incomes: Facundo Alvaredo (Oxford University)
  • Peru: Miguel Jaramillo (GRADE)
    Comments: Led off by Jim Alm




Lunch Roundtable: Promoting Inclusive Societies: the Role of Development Agencies

October 18, 2013
12:30-1:45 Lunch Roundtable: Promoting Inclusive Societies: the Role of Development Agencies
Chair: Peter Hakim (President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue)

  • Gargee Ghosh (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • George Gray-Molina (Chief Economist, UNDP/RBLAC)
  • Humberto Lopez (Director, PREM, World Bank/LAC)
  • Judy Morrison (Senior Advisor, Gender and Diversity Division, IDB)




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

October 18, 2013
2:00-3:45 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay
Chair: Judy Morrison (Inter-American Development Bank)

  • Chile: Dante Contreras/Jaime Ruiz-Tagle (U. de Chile)
  • Paraguay: Jose Manuel Gomez (CADEP)
  • Uruguay: Marisa Bucheli (U. de la Republica)
  • Uruguay Top Incomes: Andrea Vigorito (U. de la Republica)
    Comments: Led off by Judy Morrison




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Central America

October 18,2013
3:45-5:15 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Central America
Chair: Erwin Tiongson (World Bank)

  • Costa Rica: Pablo Sauma (U. de Costa Rica)
  • El Salvador: Margarita Beneke Sanfeliu (FUSADES)
  • Guatemala: Hilcias E. Moran (Banco de Guatemala)
    Comments: Led off by Erwin Tiongson




Tools for Monitoring Equity Outcomes: The Equity Lab, Top Incomes and CEQ Website

October 18, 2013
5:15-6:00 Tools for Monitoring Equity Outcomes: The Equity Lab, Top Incomes and CEQ Website
Chair: Ludovico Feoli (Tulane University)

  • The LAC Equity Lab: Carlos Rodriguez (World Bank)
  • Top Incomes Website: Facundo Alvaredo (Oxford University)
  • CEQ Website: Nora Lustig (Tulane University)

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: canjica

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Bate Papo! We’re getting close! Celebrate this last bate-papo of the semester with some steaming canjica to warm your heart and get you through the last few days of classes.

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans Presents: SIN TITULO

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery invite you to the following events of the groundbreaking Contemporary Mexican Art exhibition: SIN TITULO. This exhibit is curated by Dan Cameron, and combines the work of contemporary Mexican artists who have come together to explore the ties between New Orleans and Mexico. The exhibit will be presented at two locations:

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400A Julia Street

Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico
901 Convention Center Boulevard #119

For more information, please contact, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery at 504.522.5471 or info@jonathanferraragallery.com.

Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management
In conjunction with the AAPLAC Conference, Hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop.

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
For registration and more info click here.

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018. The workshop will focus on a basic introduction to the archaeology and culture of the Maya for the K-12 classroom.

This year’s Maya Symposium is titled The Blood Pooled, the Heads Piled Up: How the Maya Waged War. Since 2002, the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner. This year, the

Registration for K – 12 educators is now open.

For more information, visit the Tulane Maya Symposium homepage.