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CEQ Institute

What is the CEQ Institute?

Under the leadership of Nora Lustig (director), the CEQ Institute at Tulane University works to reduce inequality and poverty through comprehensive and rigorous tax and benefit incidence analysis, and active engagement with the policy community. Building on the achievements of the CEQ project in place since 2008, the Institute was founded in May 2015.

The Institute has four main areas of work: development of research methods and policy tools, a data center, advisory and training services, and bridges to policy. These goals are: to evaluate the consistency and effectiveness of revenue collection and spending practices with global equity goals; to monitor progress in fiscal redistributive efforts to achieve equity goals; to mainstream the use of CEQ Assessments; and, to actively and broadly disseminate findings.

Tax and benefit incidence studies using the CEQ methodology have been completed in a wide array of low and middle income countries in all regions of the world. The Institute’s studies have been published in the CEQ Working Paper series and in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Public Finance Review, the Review of Income and Wealth, and World Development.

The CEQ Institute at Tulane University works to reduce inequality and poverty through comprehensive and rigorous tax and benefit incidence analysis, and active engagement with the policy community. Building on the achievements of the CEQ project, the Institute was founded in May 2015. The Institute has four main areas of work: development of research methods and policy tools, a data center, advisory and training services and bridges to policy.

In October 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $4.9 million dollars to support the Institute achieve its goals.

Click here to be directed to the CEQ website, where country-specific working papers are available to download

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