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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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Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Latin American Writers Series: Martín Fernández (Casa Editorial HUM/Estuario Editora)

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Martín Fernández, editorial director of Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay, presents the houses’ histories, missions, and ongoing projects. His presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by an informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Speaker

Martin Fernández is the Editorial director of the publishing houses Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay. He founded HUM in 2007 after leaving his previous project, the underground publishing house ArteFato, which he co-directed between 2004 and 2007. HUM and Estuario publish contemporary Uruguayan literature in high-quality, aesthetically distinct editions. They have collectively released more than 400 titles.

Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Arroz doce de maracujá.

CIPR Fall Speaker Series

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Please join us Mondays at noon for our Fall speaker Series
Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America
October 14, October 21, November 11, and November 18.

In the 2019 fall series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss emerging issues that have surfaced as the result of the opportunities and challenges to democratic governance that markets have brought to the region. Latin America experienced a major influx of investment, particularly in the resource sector, over the past several decades. While this foreign investment helped hasten economic development, it also brought a backlash of resource nationalism and increased calls for redistribution. Moreover, Latin America is now a model in its own right, with other countries in the Global South adopting its state-sponsored development strategies in the resource sector. These presentations will also explore how Latin America is navigating a sea change in geopolitics, with China emerging as a challenger to the United States as the region’s main trade partner and ally.

For more information, check out our Fall Series Poster

Refugee Crises Now: A closer look at the Americas, Syria, and the Rohingya

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The Tulane History department, Jewish Studies program, CELT, and the Altman Program are sponsoring a talk by Jana Mason from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Mason will be addressing the refugee crises from various parts of the globe, including Venezuela and Central America.

Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.