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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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Central America: People and the Environment Asynchronous Institute

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Register now for the ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE which opens up in July
Please note, the synchronous blended institute taking place June 14 – 25 is no longer accepting registrants.

This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE WHICH OPENS UP IN JULY

NOW REGISTERING FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS INSTITUTE For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.