is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the and the . 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 ( ) and was a co-director of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2000, She is the editor of the Forum and a member of ’s Executive Council. Prof. Lustig has served on the , the and the She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Research interests: development economics, inequality and poverty