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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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Bate Papo! Primavera 2020--NOW ONLINE!

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Bate Papo will now be held virtually! Join the conversation!

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 9:30 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, May 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. Date TBD