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Blog and Dissemination Articles

Blog and Dissemination Articles (since 2009):  

The Impact of the Tax System and Social Expenditure on the Distribution of Income and Poverty in Latin America.” Working Paper 450. Center for Global Development, Washington, DC, March 22, 2017.

“The SDGs, Domestic Resource Mobilisation and the Poor,” OECD Development Matters, March 13, 2017.

“Elections in America: It Is Also About Rising Equality,” VOXEU, November 29, 2016. Also appeared in CIPR and Foco Economico (in Spanish).

“Does Trade Incentivize Educational Achievement?” AulaBlog, November 7, 2016. (With Raymundo Campos and Luis F. Lopez-Calva)

“Most Unequal on Earth,” Finance & Development, September 2015.

“A Missing Target in The SDGs: Tax Systems Should Not Reduce the Income of the Poor,” International Growth Center Blogs. June 23, 2015.

“How Middle Class Are Middle-Income Households in Latin America?” VoxLACEA Blog. (Co-author with Ángel Melguizo) May 20, 2015.

“The Sustainable Development Goals- Reject Tax Targeting” Blog contribution on The Institute of Development Studies Opinion Blog. (Co-author with Mick Moore, Richard Bird, Nancy Birdsall, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Richard Manning, and Wilson Pritchard) April 15, 2015.

“What Is the State of Poverty and Inequality in Latin America?” Featured Q&A in Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, January 14, 2014.

¿Por qué los retornos a la educación se han reducido en América Latina?” Guest Blogger on Factor trabajo: Mejores empleos para el desarrollo, Inter-American Development Bank, November 26, 2013., accompanying video available here

“Is Argentina’s Cash Transfer Program for the Poor Working?” Featured Q&A in Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, June 14, 2013.

“¿Es Argentina un modelo de políticas redistributivas?”, Foco Económico, May 6, 2013. (Coauthor with Carola Pessino)

“Online Forum: The Redistributive Impact of Fiscal Policies,” VoxLACEA, April 2013.

“How much Redistribution does Uruguay Accomplish Through Social Spending and Taxes?,” Online Forum: The Redistributive Impact of Fiscal Policies, VoxLACEA, April 17, 2013. (Coauthor with Marisa Bucheli, Máximo Rossi, and Florencia Amábile)

“Is Argentina a Model of Redistributive Policies?” Online Forum: The Redistributive Impact of Fiscal Policies, VoxLACEA, April 4, 2013. (Coauthor with Carola Pessino) Online Accompanying Video Interview

“How Committed to Equity are Latin American Governments: The Impact of Social Spending and Taxes on Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay,” Online Forum: The Redistributive Impact of Fiscal Policies, VoxLACEA, April 1, 2013. Online Accompanying Video Interview

“What is Behind the Rise of the Middle Class in Latin America?,” Featured Q&A in Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, November 27, 2012.

“The Decline in Inequality in Latin America: The Role of Markets and the State,” LASA Forum, XLIII, Issue 3, Summer 2012. (Coauthor with Luis F. López-Calva)

“Taxes, Transfers, and Income Redistribution in Latin America,” in “Inequality in Focus,” Poverty Reduction and Equity Department, The World Bank, Volume 1, Number 2, July 2012.

“Taxes, Transfers and Income Redistribution in Latin America,” prepared for Sol Linowitz Forum of Inter-American Dialogue, June 7-9, 2012, Washington, DC, June 2012.

“Cash Transfers and Poverty in Latin America,” G.R.E.A.T. Insights, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre and European Centre for Development Policy Management (ecdpm), May 2012.

“A Matter of Transparency: The Top One Percent in the Americas,” Americas Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 2012.

“’Basta Ya’, Chilean Students Say ‘Enough’,” Chapter in Janet Byrne, ed., The Occupy Handbook, Little, Brown and Company, New York, April 17, 2012. (Coauthor with Alejandra Mizala and Eduardo Silva)

“El mercado laboral, el estado y la dinámica de la desigualdad en América Latina: la Argentina, Brasil y México,” Boletín Informativo Techint, No. 337, January-April 2012. (Coauthor with Luis F. López-Calva)

“Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare,” Social and Economic Policy Working Briefs, UNICEF Policy and Practice, February 2012.

“Politics, Policies or Luck?,” Americas Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 4 Fall 2011.

Commentary on “Colombia’s new index to measure poverty merits a cautious welcome: The Colombian government’s adoption of a new poverty index may be politically advantageous, but it will address inequality,” Jonathan Glennie, posted August 30, 2011, opened for comments from Nora Lustig and her Fall 2011 Inequality & Poverty course on October 18, 2011.

“Los Ricos: Invisibles en las Encuestas de Hogares de América Latina,” Wikiprogress América Latina: Por el Progreso de las Sociedades (WPAL), October 2, 2011.

“Poverty, Inequality and the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean,” and “Pobreza, desigualdad y Objetivos de Milenio en América Latina y el Caribe,” Prepared for la Cumbre de las Américas, in Cartangena de Indias, Colombia, Inter-American Dialogue, October 1, 2011.

“How Should the Level of Poverty in Colombia Be Measured?,” Featured Q&A in Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, September 15, 2011.

“América Latina: ¿Menos Desigual?,” Nexos, July 1, 2011.

“Five Questions for Candidates to Head the IMF,” Blog contribution in Global Development: Views from the Center, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC, June 1, 2011.

“How Can ‘Mexico Cluster’ Countries Foster Economic Growth?, Featured Q&A in Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, May 5, 2011.

“The Decline in Inequality in Latin America: How Much, Since When and Why,” drawn from UNDP-sponsored project “Markets, the State and the Dynamics of Inequality in Latin America” coordinated by Luis Felipe López-Calva and Nora Lustig, April 24, 2011. (Coauthor with Luis Felipe López-Calva and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez)

“Inequality may have declined, but Latin America continues to be the most unequal region in the world,” The Final World in Emerging Markets, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Edition, Washington, DC, March 28, 2011.

“Declining Inequality in Latin America,” Recovery Network Blog, UNICEF, March 2011.

“Does Pent-Up Consumer Demand Affect Crime in the Region?” Featured Q&A in Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, September 10, 2010.

“Declining Latin American inequality: Market forces or state action?,” VOX, June 6, 2010. (Coauthor with Luis Felipe López-Calva)

“Protecting Latin America’s Poor during Economic Crises,” Policy Brief No. 2, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, February 2010.

“Poverty, Inequality and the New Left in Latin America,” Woodrow Wilson Center Update on the Americas No. 5, Washington, DC, October 2009. (Available in Spanish)

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