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Nora Lustig | Director

NoraLustigPHDPhotoNora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. Professor Lustig’s research focuses on economic development, poverty and inequality, and social policies in developing countries. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. She has published more than seventy articles and fifteen edited volumes and books. Her current research is centered on assessing the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in low and middle income countries, and on the determinants of income distribution in Latin America. Prof. Lustig is a founding member and past president of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and was a co-director of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2000, Attacking Poverty. She is the editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality Forum and a member of Society for the Study of Economic Inequality’s Executive Council. Prof. Lustig has served on the Atkinson Commission on Poverty and on the High-level Group on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress. Prof. Lustig serves on the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. In July 2021, the General Assembly of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) appointed Nora Lustig as President-elect of the organization. Professor Lustig is the first woman President-elect. Her term is for the period 2023-2025. In November 2021, she was recognized with the Tulane University Innovation Award. 
She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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