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World Development publication: Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s: The Cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico

The World Development Journal has published Nora Lustig’s, Luis Lopez-Calva’s, and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez’s paper “Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s: The Cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico” (September 2012). Summary: During 2000–10, the Gini coefficient declined in 13 of 17 Latin American countries. The decline was statistically significant and robust to changes in the … Continue reading »

Review of “Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty” by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Please click here to read Nora Lustig’s review of Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s recent book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Working Paper 1216: “The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru: A Synthesis of Results”

Please click here to link to the most recent working paper from Tulane University’s Economics department. Published this month and coauthored with George Gray Molina, Sean Higgins, Wilson Jimenez, Veronica Paz, Claudiney Pereira, Carola Pessino, John Scott, and Ernesto Yanez, Working Paper 1216 estimates the impact direct taxes, indirect takes and subsidies, and social spending … Continue reading »

World Bank’s “Inequality in Focus”

Please click here to access the World Bank’s Inequality in Focus article by Nora Lustig, “Taxes, Transfers, and Income Redistribution in Latin America,” which was published by the Poverty Reduction and Equity Department.

Americas Quarterly: “How much does the 1% earn in Latin America? We don’t know.”

Please click here to access the Spring 2010 Americas Quarterly article by Nora Lustig, “A Matter of Transparency: The Top One Percent in the Americas.”    

Report “Social Protection for Food Security” gets published in July 2012

As part of the reform of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS), the High-level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) was established in 2010, for providing credible science and knowledge based advice to underpin policy formulation. Nora Lustig was a member of the team who wrote the report on “Social Protection … Continue reading »

LASA San Francisco May 26, 2012

On May 26, 2012 I presented a paper at LASA 2012 held in San Francisco: “The Rise and Fall of Income Inequality in Mexico: 1989-2010.” Abstract: Inequality in Mexico rose between 1989 and 1994 and declined between 1994 and 2010. We examine the role of market forces (demand and supply of labour by skill), institutional … Continue reading »

Winning the War on Inequality and Poverty in Latin America

On May 15th, Nora Lustig Participated in the “Winning the War on Inequality and Poverty in Latin America” co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and Tulane University. The conference honored Enrique V. Iglesias for his contributions to economic and social advancements in Latin America and the Caribbean. Click here for more information on this conference. Nora … Continue reading »