The CEQ Institute Entered Into A Fiscal Analysis Partnership With The Millennium Challenge Corporation

We are pleased to announce that the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Institute entered into a Fiscal Analysis Partnership with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on September 30, 2020. The MCC, an independent U.S. Government foreign aid agency, is guided by its founding principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom … Continue reading »

CEQ Institute Data Center Receives NSF Grant

Tulane University has been awarded a two-year grant by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $241,814 to support the CEQ Institute Data Center on Fiscal Policy, Poverty, and Inequality. With Nora Lustig as the Principal Investigator and Sean Higgins as a co-PI, the project will develop a state of the art visualization tool as well as … Continue reading »

Elections in America: It is also about rising equality by Nora Lustig

In a recent Washington Post article, President Obama was quoted saying “When we see people, global elites, wealthy corporations seemingly living by a different set of rules, avoiding taxes, manipulating loopholes … this feeds a profound sense of injustice.”[2] So, why did so many of the victims of such injustice vote for one of the … Continue reading »

Nora Lustig receives the Schloss Prize for Economics

“The prize is awarded to professors or students who show outstanding work in the Department of Economics. This year the department’s selection committee voted unanimously for Lustig. ‘The Schloss Prize is allowing me to spend time in Argentina to complete a study on fiscal policy and income redistribution, and will allow me to spend time … Continue reading »

Gates Foundation awards $4.9 million to the CEQ Institute at Tulane University

The CEQ Institute at Tulane University has been awarded a $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study ways to reduce inequality and poverty through taxes and social spending in developing countries. Directed by Nora Lustig, the Institute was established in May 2015 to analyze the impact of taxation and social … Continue reading »