Nora Lustig
President 1998-1999

Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and the founding Director of the Commitment of 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 emphasis on Latin America. She has published sixteen books and more than 70 articles. Her recent publication "Commitment to Equity Handbook: Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty" is a step-by-step guide to assessing the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in developing countries. Prof. Lustig 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 serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Inequality, and is a member of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality's Executive Council. Prof. 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. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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