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What is CEQ?

The Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Institute, founded by Nora Lustig in 2015, works to reduce inequality and poverty through comprehensive and rigorous tax and benefit incidence analysis, and active engagement with the policy community. Click here for a primer. 
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Access the Commitment to Equity Handbook Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty for free online or order a hardcopy.
“This book is a very much needed and welcome effort in the systematization of techniques and an enormous contribution to the existing body of evidence and knowledge on fiscal incidence.” – Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Director, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

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Citing the CEQ Institute

The information on this website is the property of the Tulane Educational Fund and may be used under the proper citation:

  • For Terms of Use on CEQ Institute materials, including the CEQ name, click here.
  • For publications, follow the usual citation procedure.
  • For indicators, follow the directions in the “Cite As” sheet.
  • For presentations, cite the references as specified on the presentations.


Requests to translate and/or to publish materials from the CEQ Institute website should be submitted to Please include your name and contact information along with details about the requested use.CEQ typically requires credit and citation and reciprocal permission to re-post any translations of materials. Permission to reproduce CEQ materials may be denied at the direction of CEQ Director.