Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Founding Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ), Tulane University
Nora Lustig is a Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and the Founding Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. Professor Lustig’s research is on economic development, inequality and social policies with an emphasis on Latin America. Among her recent publications is the Commitment to Equity Handbook: Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty, which is a step-by-step guide to assessing the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty, in developing countries. In addition, she is a founding member and President Emeritus 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 President-elect of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Inequality. Professor Lustig 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. In November 2021, she was recognized with the Tulane University Innovation Award. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.