Cross-country Studies



WORKING PAPER 3
Lustig, Nora and George Gray Molina, Sean Higgins, Miguel Jaramillo, Wilson Jiménez, Veronica Paz, Claudiney Pereira, Carola Pessino, John Scott, and Ernesto Yañez. 2012. “The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru: A Synthesis of Results.” CEQ Working Paper 3, CEQ Institute, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue. August.

WORKING PAPER 13
Lustig, Nora, and Carola Pessino and John Scott. 2013. “The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay: An Overview.” CEQ Working Paper 13, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, REVISED August.
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WORKING PAPER 13 Español
Lustig, Nora, and Carola Pessino and John Scott. 2014. “El impacto del sistema tributario y del gasto social sobre la desigualdad y la pobreza en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, México, Perú y Uruguay: Un panorama general. CEQ Working Paper 13, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, October.
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WORKING PAPER 15
Tanzi, Vito. 2013.“Tax Reform in Latin America: A long term assessment.” CEQ Working Paper 15, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, April.

WORKING PAPER 16
Higgins, Sean, Nora Lustig, Whitney Ruble and Tim Smeeding. 2016. “Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States.” The Review of Income and Wealth 62 (S1): S22-S46.  

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Higgins, Sean, Nora Lustig, Whitney Ruble and Tim Smeeding. 2013. “Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States.” CEQ Working Paper 16, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, November.

WORKING PAPER 17 Español
López-Calva, Luis F., Nora Lustig, John Scott y Andrés Castañeda. 2014.  “Gasto social, redistribución del ingreso y reducción de la pobreza en México: evolución y comparación con Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay.” CEQ Working Paper 17, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, REVISED March.

WORKING PAPER 22
Lustig, Nora. 2015. “Fiscal policy and Ethno-racial Inequality in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Uruguay.” CEQ Working Paper 22, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, January.

WORKING PAPER 23
Lustig, Nora. 2017. “Fiscal Policy, Inequality and the Poor in the Developing World.” CEQ Working Paper 23, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, REVISED July.

WORKING PAPER 30
Lustig, Nora. 2015. “The Redistributive Impact of Government Spending on Education and Health: Evidence from Thirteen Developing Countries in the Commitment to Equity Project.” CEQ Working Paper 30, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, March.

WORKING PAPER 31
Lustig, Nora. 2016. “Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.” Journal of Globalization and Development 7(1): 17–60.

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Lustig, Nora. 2015. “Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.” CEQ Working Paper 31, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, July.

WORKING PAPER 32
Lustig, Nora and Rodrigo Aranda. 2015. “El impacto de los impuestos y las transferencias en la pobreza y la desigualdad rural-urbana en Bolivia, Brasil, Guatemala, México y Perú.” CEQ Working Paper 32, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue, September.

WORKING PAPER 37
Lustig, Nora 2017. “El impacto del sistema tributuario y el gasto social en la distribución del ingreso y la pobreza en América Latina:Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Perú Y Uruguay.” CEQ Working Paper 37, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, July.

WORKING PAPER 54
Lustig, Nora. 2017.  “Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Low and Middle Income Countries.” CEQ Working Paper 54, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, REVISED, June.

WORKING PAPER 55
Younger, Stephen. 2017. “The Impact of Reforming Energy Subsidies, Cash Transfers, and Taxes on Inequality and Poverty in Ghana and Tanzania.” CEQ Working Paper 55, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, REVISED, June.

WORKING PAPER 61
Lustig, Nora 2017.  “The Sustainable Development Goals, Domestic Resource Mobilization and the Poor.” CEQ Working Paper 61, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, REVISED July.

WORKING PAPER 62
Lustig, Nora. “El impacto del sistema tributario y el gasto social en la distribucion del ingreso y la pobreza en America Latina. Una aplicacion del marco metodologico del proyecto Compromiso con la Equidad (CEQ).” El Trimestre Económico 3(335): 493-568.

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Lustig, Nora 2018. “El impacto del sistema tributario y el gasto social en la distribucion del ingreso y la pobreza en America Latina. Una aplicacion del marco metodologico del proyecto Compromiso con la Equidad (CEQ).” CEQ Working Paper 62, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, REVISED May.

WORKING PAPER 72
Daude, Christian, Nora Lustig, Angel Melguizo, Jose Ramon Perea. 2017. “On the Middle 70%. The Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Emerging Middle Class in Latin America Using Commitment To Equity.” CEQ Working Paper 72, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, August.

WORKING PAPER 73
Lindert, Peter H. 2017. “The Rise and Future of Progressive Redistribution.” CEQ Working Paper 73. CEQ Institute, Tulane University, October.

WORKING PAPER 78
Phillips, David, Ross Warwick, Maya Goldman, Karolina Goraus, Gabriela Inchauste, Tom Harris, and Jon Jellema. 2018. “Redistribution via VAT and Cash Transfers: An Assessment in Four Low and Middle Income Countries.” CEQ Working Paper 78, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, Institute of Fiscal Studies and World Bank, March.

WORKING PAPER 85
Nora Lustig, Jon Jellema, and Valentina Martinez Pabon. 2019. “Leaving No One Behind: Can Tax-funded Transfer Programs Provide Income Floors in Sub-Saharan Africa?” CEQ Working Paper 85, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, June.

WORKING PAPER 87
Stefano Barbieri and Koray Caglayan. 2019. “On the Political Economy of Redistribution and Public Good Provision.” CEQ Working Paper 87, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, March.

WORKING PAPER 88
Sergio Urzua. 2019. “Redistribution Through Education: The Value of Public Education Spending.” CEQ Working Paper 88, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, June.

The Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers: Evidence from Eight Low & Middle Income Countries. Edited by Gabriela Inchauste and Nora Lustig, 2017, Washington DC: World Bank. 

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World Bank Video: How Tax and Spending Policies Can Reduce Poverty and Inequality
Blog Post: World Bank – Let’s Talk Development: “How do taxes and transfers impact poverty and inequality in developing countries?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Domestic Resource Mobilization and the Poor. 
Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales. Think 20 Argentina. 

2018
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Lustig, Nora, Judith Morrison, y Adam Ratzlaf. ¿Cómo dividimos la cuenta? Impuestos y gasto público para cerrar brechas étnicas y raciales en América Latina. Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, 2019. 
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