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Nora Lustig
Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics
204 Tilton Hall


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. 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, the High-level Group on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress, and the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance.  She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


Research interests: development economics, inequality and poverty