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

AGENDA

Thursday, October 17
Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A

9:00-9:30 The New Handbook (September 2013): Highlights of Revised Methodology: Nora Lustig (Tulane University)

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: Facundo Alvaredo (Oxford U.)
    Discussant: John Scott (CIDE)
10:45-12:15 Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress Session Chair: Joost Draaisma (World Bank)
  • Nicaragua: Manuel Deshon (Consultant)
  • Paraguay: Jose Manuel Gomez (CADEP)
  • Venezuela: Emiro Molina (Consultant)
    Discussant: Erwin Tiongson (World Bank)

1:30-3:00 Discussion Country Studies in-progress (continued in groups): Honduras, Ecuador/Llerena and Paraguay (Higgins and Tiongson); Ecuador/Alvaredo, Nicaragua and Venezuela (Ortiz-Juarez and Gray-Molina)

3:00-4:45 Topical Studies in-progress: Gender-aware Fiscal Incidence and Political Economy Session Chair: Luis F. Lopez-Calva (World Bank)

5:00-5:20 Welcome: Ludovico Feoli (Director, CIPR), Peter Hakim (President emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue), Louise Cord (Manager, Poverty Reduction and Gender Group, WB/LAC) and George Gray-Molina (Chief Economist, UNDP/RBLAC)

5:20-6:15 Latin America Chair: Humberto Lopez (Director, PREM, World Bank/LAC)

Friday, October 18
Goldring Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111

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_-_Redistributive_Impact_and_Efficiency_of_Mexicos_Fiscal_System-1385569236.pdf”:http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/uploads/John_Scott_-_Redistributive_Impact_and_Efficiency_of_Mexicos_Fiscal_System-1385569236.pdf: John Scott (CIDE)
  • Mexico, 1992-2010: Luis F. Lopez-Calva (WB)
    Comments: Led off by Louise Cord
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
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_2013_Tulane-1385569866.pdf”:http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/uploads/Marisa_Bucheli_2013_Tulane-1385569866.pdf: Marisa Bucheli (U. de la Republica)
  • Uruguay Top Incomes: Andrea Vigorito (U. de la Republica)
    Comments: Led off by Judy Morrison
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:http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/uploads/Margarita_Beneke_-_CEQ_El_Salvador__18_oct-1385570135.pdf: Margarita Beneke Sanfeliu (FUSADES)
  • Guatemala: Hilcias E. Moran (Banco de Guatemala)
    Comments: Led off by Erwin Tiongson
5:15-6:00 Tools for Monitoring Equity Outcomes: The Equity Lab, Top Incomes and CEQ Website Chair: Ludovico Feoli (Tulane University)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This conference was possible thanks to the generous support of CIPR,
UNDP/RBLAC and the World Bank/LAC/ Poverty Reduction and Gender Group

For the full conference agenda, please click here.
For news article on the conference, please click here.
For podcasts of the conference, please click here.

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