COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 in Latin America

Coordinated by Nora Lustig from Tulane University, CEQ-COVID: Monitoring the Impact of Economic Measures and Social Protection in Latin America is a repository of public policies implemented by Latin American governments in response to COVID’s health, economic and social effects. The content is based on periodic reports from economists in each country.

The country coverage includes: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

The Economics of the Pandemic and Social Protection in Latin America

“The Economics of the Pandemic and Social Protection in Latin America” ​​is a group of experts that aims to exchange ideas and knowledge about the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in the countries of the region. The group’s work supports governments in designing of responses that protect people’s health and livelihoods, and promote greater equity.

Featured Publications

Younger, Stephen D., Albert Musisi, Wilson Asiimwe, Nicole Ntungire, Jakob Rauschendorfer and Priya Manwaring. 2020. “Estimating Income Losses and Consequences of The Covid-19 Crisis In Uganda.” CEQ Working Paper 110, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, November.

Blofield, Merike, Nora Lustig and Mart Trasberg. 2021. “Social Protection During the Pandemic: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.” CEQ Working Paper 104, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, January.

Guido Neidhöfer, Nora Lustig, and Mariano Tommasi. 2020. “Intergenerational Transmission of Lockdown Consequences: Prognosis of the Longer-run Persistence of COVID-19 in Latin America.” CEQ Working Paper 99, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, December.

Gonzalo Gómez Bengoechea. 2020. “The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Income Distribution Under Different Protection Schemes: the Case of Spain.” CEQ Working Paper 102, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, December.

Lustig, Nora, Guido Neidhöfer and Mariano Tommasi. 2020. “Short and long-run distributional impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America.” CEQ Working Paper 96, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, October.

Lustig, Nora and Valentina Martinez Pabon. “The Impact of COVID-19 Economic Shock on Inequality and Poverty in Mexico.” CEQ Working Paper 98, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, October.

Lustig, Nora, Valentina Martinez Pabon, Federico Sanz and Stephen D. Younger. 2020. “The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdowns and Expanded Social Assistance on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.” CEQ Working Paper 92, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, August.

Nora Lustig and Jorge Mariscal. “Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America: Time to be bold.”  OECD’s Development Matters. May 12, 2020.

Arachu Castro. “Respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19 en poblaciones urbano-marginales y rurales en América Latina.” PNUD América Latina y el Caribe. April 15, 2020.

English Version: “Response to the COVID-19 pandemic in urban slums and rural populations in Latin America.”

Nora Lustig and Jorge Mariscal. “La pandemia en América Latina: una crisis económica sin culpables.” El País. March 19, 2020.

Country Assessments


WORKING PAPER 104
Blofield, Merike, Nora Lustig and Mart Trasberg. 2021.“Social Protection During the Pandemic: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.”CEQ Working Paper 104, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, January.

WORKING PAPER 99
Guido Neidhöfer, Nora Lustig, and Mariano Tommasi. 2020.“Intergenerational Transmission of Lockdown Consequences: Prognosis of the Longer-run Persistence of COVID-19 in Latin America.” CEQ Working Paper 99, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, December.

WORKING PAPER 102
Gonzalo Gómez Bengoechea. 2020.“The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Income Distribution Under Different Protection Schemes: the Case of Spain.”CEQ Working Paper 102, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, December.

WORKING PAPER 96
Lustig, Nora, Guido Neidhöfer and Mariano Tommasi. 2020. “Short and long-run distributional impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America.” CEQ Working Paper 96, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, October.

WORKING PAPER 98
Lustig, Nora and Valentina Martinez Pabon.“The Impact of COVID-19 Economic Shock on Inequality and Poverty in Mexico.”CEQ Working Paper 98, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, October.

WORKING PAPER 92
Lustig, Nora, Valentina Martinez Pabon, Federico Sanz and Stephen D. Younger. 2020. “The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdowns and Expanded Social Assistance on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.” CEQ Working Paper 92, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, August.