Nora Lustig

last updated 7/28/2017

Nora Claudia Lustig

Professor of Latin American Economics and Director at Tulane University

Location:
6823 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
HQ Phone:
(504) 865-5000

General Information

Experience

Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs - George Washington University

Shapiro Visiting Professor - The Elliott School of International Affairs

Director of the Poverty Group - United Nations Development Programme

Co-Editor - Microeconomics

Editor - Journal of Economic Inequality's Forumand

President - Mexico's

Past-President - LACEA

President - Mexican Academy of Sciences

Visiting Professor - Berkeley

Visiting Professor - University of California , Berkeley

Education

B.A. - economics , University of California , Berkeley

Bachelor - economics , University of California at Berkeley

Ph.D. - Economics , University of California at Berkeley

doctorate - Economics , University of California , Berkeley

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member - The Growth Dialogue

Board Member - PEP Schools

Board Member - Institute of Development Studies

Non-Resident Senior Fellow - Inter-American Dialogue

Board of Trustees Member - Info Dept Strategy

Board Member - IDS PLC

Senior Advisor and Chief of the Poverty and Inequality Unit - Inter-American Development Bank

Senior Fellow In the Foreign Policy Studies Program - Brookings Institution

Member of the Advisory Boards - Columbia University

Board Member - World Institute

Members - Dialogue Associates Ltd

Senior Fellow In Brookings' Foreign Policy Studies Program and the Editor - Coping

ADVISORY BOARD Member - Presidente ANSI Ltda

Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors - Global Development Network

Moderator - Roundtable

Fellow - Senior Associated

Member - Institute for Global Health

Board Member - WTE

Task Force Member - The Millennium Project

Member of WTE Advisory Board - WorldTrade Executive , Inc.

Board Member - Development Gateway Foundation Inc

Member - Scientific and Technological Council of the Ministry of Social Development

Board Member - Center for Global Development

Board Member - International Food Policy Research Institute

Founder - Study Center on Globalization and Development

Committee - Organizing Committee

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Tax havens 'serve no useful economic purpose': 300 economists tell world leaders | Oxfam Canada

Experts including Thomas Piketty, Jeff Sachs, Nora Lustig and Angus Deaton call for more tax transparency
Signatories include Thomas Piketty, author of best-selling 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'; Angus Deaton, the current Nobel Prize-winner for Economics and Nora Lustig, professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University, as well as influential experts with experience of advising governments and policymakers, such as Jeff Sachs, director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and an adviser to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and Olivier Blanchard, former IMF chief economist.

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Nora Lustig past president

Nora Lustig
President 1998-1999 Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University (New Orleans, USA) where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. She is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue (Washington, DC) and an associate research fellow of Tulane's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). Prior to joining Tulane she was Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University; Director of the Poverty Group at UNDP; Senior Advisor and Chief of the Poverty and Inequality Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank; Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Studies Program of the Brookings Institution; and, Professor at the Center of Economic Studies of the Colegio de Mexico. She was a founding member and President of LACEA, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association ; co-director of the 2000/1 World Development Report Attacking Poverty ; and, chair of the Mexican Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. Dr. Lustig's research and teaching have focused on economic development, poverty and inequality, social policies and social protection with particular emphasis on Latin America. She has published sixteen books and more than 70 articles. Her classic Mexico: the Remaking of an Economy (Brookings Institution) was selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book. A sample of her recent publications includes: Declining Inequality in Latin America. A Decade of Progress?; Thought for Food: the Challenges of Coping with Soaring Food Prices; The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics; Shielding the Poor: Social Protection in the Developing World. Currently, Dr. Lustig is the director of the Commitment to Equity project (CEQ), a research initiative focused on assessing the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Latin America. She is also the editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality 's Forum and a member of the boards of directors of the Institute of Development Studies and the Global Development Network as well as a member of the advisory boards of the Center for Global Development and Columbia University's Earth Institute. She is a member of the advisory committee for the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report 2012-2013. Dr. Lustig was one of the authors of the World Committee on Food Security's report Social Protection for Food Security. Dr. Lustig received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in Mexico and the United States. Nora Lustig (President Emeritus)

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Nora Lustig past president

Nora Lustig
President 1998-1999 Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University (New Orleans, USA) where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. She is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue (Washington, DC) and an associate research fellow of Tulane's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). Prior to joining Tulane she was Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University; Director of the Poverty Group at UNDP; Senior Advisor and Chief of the Poverty and Inequality Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank; Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Studies Program of the Brookings Institution; and, Professor at the Center of Economic Studies of the Colegio de Mexico. She was a founding member and President of LACEA, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association ; co-director of the 2000/1 World Development Report Attacking Poverty ; and, chair of the Mexican Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. Dr. Lustig's research and teaching have focused on economic development, poverty and inequality, social policies and social protection with particular emphasis on Latin America. She has published sixteen books and more than 70 articles. Her classic Mexico: the Remaking of an Economy (Brookings Institution) was selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book. A sample of her recent publications includes: Declining Inequality in Latin America. A Decade of Progress?; Thought for Food: the Challenges of Coping with Soaring Food Prices; The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics; Shielding the Poor: Social Protection in the Developing World. Currently, Dr. Lustig is the director of the Commitment to Equity project (CEQ), a research initiative focused on assessing the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Latin America. She is also the editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality 's Forum and a member of the boards of directors of the Institute of Development Studies and the Global Development Network as well as a member of the advisory boards of the Center for Global Development and Columbia University's Earth Institute. She is a member of the advisory committee for the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report 2012-2013. Dr. Lustig was one of the authors of the World Committee on Food Security's report Social Protection for Food Security. Dr. Lustig received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in Mexico and the United States. Nora Lustig

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