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. 

Click here to access Nora Lustig personal web page.

JSTOR ACCESS FOR MEMBERS

LACEA now offers JSTOR Access for all LACEA members! Please access here, to be entitled to access the Business Collection of JSTOR.

LACEA WPS


LACEA has decided to create its own Working Paper Series (LACEA.WPS) and publish high quality (but not yet peer-reviewed) research produced by a selected group of academics. To browse recent Working Papers by topic, author or year, please click here.

2015-2017 Officers

President

Santiago Levy  

Vice-President

Raquel Fernandez

Executive Committee

Laura Alfaro

Maria Laura Alzua

Gustavo Canavire

Pedro Dal Bó 

Marcela Eslava

Francisco Ferreira

Francisco Gallego

Adriana Kugler

Hugo Ñopo

Verónica Rappaport

Eric Verhoogen

Sergio Urzua


Past-Presidents

Eduardo Lora
2016-2017

Eduardo Engel
2014-2015

Roberto Rigobón
2012-2013

Ricardo Hausmann
2010-2011

Mauricio Cárdenas
2008-2009

Andrés Velasco
2006-2007

Mariano Tommasi
2004-2005

Sebastián Edwards
2002-2003

Guillermo Calvo
2000-2001

Nora Lustig (President Emeritus)
1998-1999

Albert Fishlow (President Emeritus)
1996-1997
 

Secretariat

Fedesarrollo

Secretary

Ana María Diaz

Treasurer

Sergio Schmukler

 

» LACEA Honorary Members

 

 

LACEA has established itself as the leading association of economists interested in the problems of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 25 years we have contributed to strengthening ties between the research community and economic decision makers in the region and we have fostered debate and dissemination of better economic and social policies based on economic research. On the occasion of our 25th Anniversary we ask you to donate to make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate and join in the celebration of this milestone. Thank you!

WHAT'S NEW AND UPCOMING!

Newsletter


LACEA's Diaz-Alejandro Prize is designed to honor the memory and contribution of Carlos Diaz-Alejandro, and to encourage high quality research on economic issues relevant to Latin America. Any active member of LACEA can submit up to three nominations. Please nominate up to three (3) persons including name, institutional affiliation and one sentence explaining why you are nominating that person here.


Economia, the journal of LACEA
 is happy to announce that it started to accept submissions at any time. Submissions should be done electronically in the following link: https://editorialexpress.com/economia. For more information, please click here


OnlineColleges.net
 features resources for prospective and current students to cover all topics from applying to college to staying healthy to landing a job after graduation. Recently, the site added a resource guide that provides students with an overview of what open online courses are and how they can be useful for those interested in additional learning opportunities. For more information, you can find the resource here.

 

VISIT ALSO:

 mini-logo.jpg

   

Access for Members

Please, access here to update your personal profile or renew your membership.