Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Nora Lustig

Professor - Economics, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Latin American Economics

Contact Info
nlustig@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
Economics

Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the “Brookings Institution:“https://www.brookings.edu/program/global-economy-and-development/ the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. Professor Lustig’s research is on economic development, inequality and social policies with emphasis on Latin America. Her most recent publication Commitment to Equity Handbook: Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty, (Brookings 2018) is a step-by-step guide to assessing the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in developing countries. Prof. Lustig is a founding member and President Emeritus of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and was a co-director of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2000, Attacking Poverty. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Inequality and is a member of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality’s Executive Council. Prof. Lustig served on the Atkinson Commission on Poverty, the High-level Group on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress, and the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Degrees
  • B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Economics, 1972
  • M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Economics, 1974
  • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1979
Academic Experience
  • Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Non-resident Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington DC, 2009-
  • Visiting Professor (sabbatical), Universidad Torcuato DiTella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016
  • J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University, 2008
  • Professor, Universidad de las Américas, 2001-2005
  • Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, 1989-1997
Related Experience
  • Director, Commitment to Equity (CEQ), 2009-
  • Member of the Jury, Fundacion Vidanta Prize, 2013-
  • Coordinator, Latin American Economics Roundtable, Washington, DC, 2008-
  • Director, The Poverty Group, UNDP, New York, 2006-2007
  • President, Universidad de las Américas, 2001-2005
Distinctions
  • Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Research Award, May 2012
  • Founding member and President, LACEA (Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Association), 1999-2000
Languages
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico

Research & Teaching Specializations: Development Economics, Poverty and Income Distribution, Social Policies and Protection, Globalization, Mexico

Selected Publications
  • 2017. “Fiscal Redistribution and Ethno-racial Inequality in Bolivia, Brazil and Guatemala,” Latin American Research Review. Special Issue: Enduring and/or New Forms of Inequality in a Globalizing World. Edited by Philip Oxhorn and José R. Jouve-Martin, editors. 52(2): X.
  • 2016. “Declining Wages for College-Educated Workers in Mexico: Are Younger or Older Cohorts Hurt the Most?” With Raymundo Campos-Vazquez and Luis F. Lopez-Calva Revista de Economía Mundial/World Economic Journal. No. 43.
  • 2016. “Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States.” With Sean Higgins, Whitney Ruble and Tim Smeeding Review of Income and Wealth, 62, S22-46.
  • 2016. “Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.” In Contemporary Issues in Development Economics, edited by Timothy Besley, 11-18. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  • 2014. “Social Spending and Income Redistribution in Argentina in the 2000s: the Rising Role of Noncontributory Pensions.” In Public Finance Review 42(3).

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in Last 2 years: ECON 4600: Inequality and Poverty in Latin America

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2

Full CV or Website
Curriculum Vitae
Commitment to Equity Institute
@noralustig (Twitter)
RePEc
Wikipedia
People in Economics
Academia.edu

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