Below please find various memorabilia that Dr. Lustig has collected through her work, travels, and from her family.
Tulane students in celebrated economist Nora Lustig’s “Inequality and Poverty in Latin America” course were recently given the rare opportunity to engage with policy makers in the nation’s capital. Partnering with the Inter-American Dialogue and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), thirteen students traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the new “Bridges to Policy” program created by Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University.
Over the span of three intensive days, both graduate and undergraduate students met and engaged with analysts from leading think tanks and policy makers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Organization of American States (OAS). Topics ranged from Brazil under Bolsonaro, China and Latin America’s development, challenges of quality education, migration in the Americas, and shielding the poor from crisis in Argentina, among several other discussions.
“The ‘Bridges to Policy’ program uniquely exposes our students to the fascinating world of policy-in-the-making, the value of knowledge in policymaking, and the many career paths open to students interested in influencing policy,” explained Lustig.
Bethany Beachum, a graduate student in Latin American Studies, believes the experience was eye opening.”The ‘Bridges to Policy’ program has influenced my understanding of my career and research focus by putting names and faces with institutions that I only understood vaguely or in theory prior to this.”
After this program’s great success, the School of Liberal Arts looks forward to making the “Bridges to Policy” program part of the school’s regular curriculum.
T20 Argentina Summit
September 16 – 18, Buenos Aires
Since its creation, the primary goal of the Think 20 (T20) has been to develop concise, research-based policy recommendations to enable a broader vision in directing the G20 policy making process. As the world is experiencing some of the most impactful changes in history, the T20 seeks to demonstrate that technical knowledge is at the service of the world’s population and countries’ growth and development. It is our duty to think, produce evidence and actively look for new solutions in order to achieve an economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive future.
The Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) and the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) were mandated by the Argentine government to organize and co-chair the T20 process during Argentina’s G20 presidency.
The T20 Argentina is organized around ten Task Forces that have been working on concrete and relevant policy challenges. These Task Forces provided a platform for the free exchange of evidence-based views and opinions among experts from more than 150 think tanks and senior representatives of the private sector and international organizations from over 60 countries.
The T20 Argentina has been an intense, open and plural process with regular expert meetings, two official T20 Argentina events and more than 25 associated events. The process resulted in the elaboration of more than 80 Policy Briefs with evidence-based policy recommendations to address global challenges such as climate change, food security, multilateral trade and global inequality, among others. The Policy Briefs were reviewed by experts and are published on the T20 platform. A selection of T20 policy recommendations are presented in the T20 Communiqué.
Latin American Studies Association Barcelona Panel
“Labour income inequality in Mexico: Puzzles solved and unsolved,” by Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez and Nora Lustig. Presented at LASA Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. May 24, 2018.
Workshop On Harmonization Of Household Surveys, Fiscal Data And National Accounts: Comparing Approaches And Establishing Standards
May 17 and 18, 2018, Paris
The CEQ Institute’s Nora Lustig, Ludovico Feoli, and Sean Higgins participated in a workshop hosted by The World Inequality Lab at the Paris School of Economics in Paris. The workshop focused on methods to combine household surveys, fiscal data and national accounts in order to measure income and wealth inequality systematically across countries and over time. This workshop sought to review and debate different methodological approaches and establish data collection and production standards among different research groups.
Click here to view the workshop’s program.
“The Missing Rich in Household Surveys: A Survey of Causes and Correction Methods,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Paris School of Economics as part of Workshop on Harmonization of household surveys, fiscal data and national accounts: comparing approaches and establishing standards, Paris, France. May 17-18, 2018.
“Conclusions?,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Paris School of Economics as part of Workshop on Harmonization of household surveys, fiscal data and national accounts: comparing approaches and establishing standards, Paris, France. May 17-18, 2018.
LACEA honors Professor Lustig with the title of President Emerita
November 10, 2017
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA, Professor Lustig received the title of President Emerita in recognition of her role in the creation of the Association and her strong leadership and unwavering support. The award ceremony took place on November 10, 2017 in Lustig’s native city of Buenos Aires. Lustig concluded her reception speech by urging the audience, particularly women economists, to “Never receive a ‘No’ for an answer. Dream on.”
Read the official announcement here.
“Methodological Advances in Fiscal Incidence Analysis Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ),”
Presented at Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 7 and 8, 2017.