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Nora Lustig

Georgetown Americas Institute

Nora Lustig is resident fellow with the Georgetown Americas Institute, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, and the founding director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, the Center for Global Development, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Paris School of Economics. Professor Lustig’s research is on economic development, inequality, and social policies with emphasis on Latin America. Her recent publication Commitment to Equity Handbook: Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty (2018) is a step-by-step guide to assessing the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in developing countries. Lustig is president emeritus of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA).  She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Inequality and is president of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ). In November 2021, she was recognized with the Tulane University Innovation Award. She received her doctorate in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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