Events



7/17/2017
“Commitment to Equity (CEQ): Introduction, Recent Innovations, and the CEQ Stata Package ,” by Sean Higgins. Presented at The World Bank as part of Poverty Global Practice Summer School, Washington, D.C. July 17, 2017.

Video recordings of the training are available below:

CEQ 2.0 – New Approaches and Methodologies – Jul 17, 2017 PART 1
CEQ 2.0 – New Approaches and Methodologies – Jul 17, 2017 PART 2

6/28/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Iran: Assessing the Impact and Effectiveness of Taxes and Transfers,” by Ali Enami and Nora Lustig. Presented at The World Bank as part of the MENA Chief Economist Office Seminar Series, Washington, D.C., June 28, 2017.
Video

6/27/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty: A Primer on the CEQ Methods & Results,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at MCD Guest Seminar, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., USA, June 27, 2017.

“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Iran: Assessing the Impact and Effectiveness of Taxes and Transfers,” by Ali Enami. Presented at MCD Guest Seminar, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., USA, June 27, 2017. 

6/26/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty A Primer on the CEQ Methods & Results,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at CEQ-IDB Workshop on Equity of Public Expenditure, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., June 26, 2017.

“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Iran: Assessing the Impact and Effectiveness of Taxes and Transfers,” Presented by Ali Enami at CEQ-IDB Workshop on Equity of Public Expenditure, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., June 26, 2017. 

5/31/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty A Primer on the CEQ Methods & Results,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at World Equality Lab, Paris School of Economics, Paris, France, May 31, 2017

5/27/2017
“The Dynamics of Inequality in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at 1st Catalan Economic Society Conference. Barcelona, Spain. May 27, 2017.
 
4/27/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Inequality Working Group (IWG) and Young Scholars Initiative at the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET), Webinar, April 27, 2017.  

4/26/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Research in progress (RIP) Series, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C., USA, April 26, 2017.

4/3/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2017.

3/23/2017

Incidencia fiscal de los impuestos y transferencias en América Latina, by Maynor Cabrera. Presented at XXIX Seminario de Política Fiscal, CEPAL, Santiago de Chile, Chile, March 23, 2017.

3/17/2017
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at CAF, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 17, 2017.

12/14/2016
“Política fiscal, desigualdad y pobreza en países de ingreso bajo y medio (Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries),” by Nora Lustig. Presented at University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 14, 2016. 

12/5/2016
“Política fiscal, desigualdad y pobreza en países de ingreso bajo y medio (Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries),” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Central Bank of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 5, 2016. (Video)

11/10 -11/12/2017
“Taxes, Expenditures, Poverty and Income Distribution in Argentina,” by Darío Rossignolo. Presented at, LACEA-LAMES Annual Meetings, EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia, November 10-12, 2016.

11/7/2016
“Política fiscal, desigualdad y pobreza en países de ingreso bajo y medio (Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries),” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Economics Department Seminar Series, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 7, 2016.


11/7/2016
“Inequality, Poverty, and Good (Social) Financial Governance,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Good Financial Governance Sector, GIZ Expert Talk, Eschborn, Germany, November 7, 2016.

10/27/2016
“Financial Governance from a Social Perspective and the SDGs,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at the Inequalities and the SDGs, Luxembourg University & European Investment Bank, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, October 27, 2016.

10/25-10/26/2016
“La desigualdad: tendencias, causas y alcances de la política redistributiva,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Seminario internacional la agenda social y las relaciones exteriores de México, El Colegio de México y Fundación Vidanta, Mexico City, Mexico, October 25-26, 2016.

10/21/16
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and the Poor in the Developing World,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at WDR2006 Anniversary Conference, Equity and Development: Ten Years On World Bank, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, October 21, 2016.

10/14/16
“Net Social Protection,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Experts’ Meeting on Social Protection Assessment Tools and Methodologies, OECD, Session 3, Paris, France, October 14, 2016.

10/10/16
“Fiscal Redistribution in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Dev Talks, OECD, Paris, France, October 10, 2016.

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9/30/2016
“El impacto distributivo de la política fiscal y las reformas de subsidios y transferencias en Argentina,” by Nora Lustig and Darío Rossignolo. Presented at Mesa de coordinación de información y análisis económico y social, Jefatura de Gabinete, Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 30, 2016.

9/26-9/30/2016
“Social Protection from the Fiscal Perspective,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Seminar on Social Protection –from Strategies to Concrete Approaches-, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, September 26-30, 2016.

“Issues in Fiscal Incidence and Redistribution (Part A),” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Seminar on Social Protection –from Strategies to Concrete Approaches-, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, September 26-30, 2016.

“Issues in Fiscal Incidence and Redistribution (Part B),” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Seminar on Social Protection –from Strategies to Concrete Approaches-, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, September 26-30, 2016.

“Fiscal Incidence in South Africa,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Seminar on Social Protection –from Strategies to Concrete Approaches-, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, September 26-30, 2016.

“The Impact of Fiscal Policy and its Components on Poverty and Inequality in Ethiopia,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Seminar on Social Protection –from Strategies to Concrete Approaches-, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, September 26-30, 2016.

9/12/2016
“How Do We Determine the Drivers & Constraints to Development in Multidimensional Terms?”
by Nora Lustig. Presented at the First Meeting of the Global Expert Panel on Multidimensionality, OECD, Paris, France, September 12, 2016.

9/5 – 9/6/2016 
“Bridging the Gap: Approaches and Policies for Reducing Inequalities,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Workshop III: Good Financial Governance, GIZ/BMZ International Expert Workshop, Berlin, Germany, September 5-6, 2016.

8/31/2016
“Direct Taxes,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Learning Event: Commitment to Equity Methodology, Day 2, Session 2, World Bank, Dakar, Senegal, August 31, 2016.

8/30/2016
“Introduction to CEQ,” by Jon Jellema. Presented at Learning Event: Commitment to Equity Methodology, Day 1, Session 1, World Bank, Dakar, Senegal, August 30, 2016.

8/19/2016
“Equidad fiscal en Paraguay” by Lea Giménez, Humberto Colman, and Juan José Galeano. Presented at the Seminar Charla Debate sobre Equidad Fiscal – CEQ. Ministerio de Hacieda, Asunción, Paraguay, August 19, 2016.

8/10 – 8/11/2016
“The Impact of Taxes, Transfers, and Subsidies on Inequality and Poverty in Uganda,” Jon Jellema, Nora Lustig, Astrid Haas, and Sebastian Wolf, by Jon Jellema. Presented at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Kampala, Uganda. August 10-11, 2016.

7/22/2016
“Brief Remarks on HLEG & the Commitment to Equity Project,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Workshop on Distributional National Accounts, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Washington, D.C., USA, July 22, 2016

7/13 – 7/14/2016
“La desigualdad y la pobreza en América Latina. Política fiscal y redistribución del ingreso,” by Estuardo Morán. Presented at Organization of American States’ Third Meeting of Ministers of Social Development, OAS, Asunción, Paraguay, July 13-14, 2016.

6/23/2016
“Fiscal Redistribution in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at IX Encuentro SEGIB-CAF de Economistas, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain, June 23, 2016.

6/22/2016
“Política fiscal y redistribución del ingreso en América Latina,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Cátedra de América Latina. Revista Pensamiento Iberoamericano, Pontificia Comillas University, Madrid, Spain, June 22, 2016.

6/15 – 6/16/2016
“Introducción al CEQ y principales elementos teóricos del análisis de incidencia fiscal,” by Maynor Cabrera. Presented at Evento de aprendizaje sobre la metodología. Commitment to Equity CEQ, World Bank, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 15-16, 2016. (Video)

6/7/2016
“Fiscal Redistribution in Low and Middle Income Countries,” Keynote Lecture by Nora Lustig. Presented at Dilemmas of Contemporary Capitalism: Political Representation and Economic Transformation in the Emerging Economies, International Development Institute, King’s College, London, United Kingdom and The European Association of Development Teaching and Research Institutes, June 7, 2016.

6/6/2016
“Fiscal Redistribution, Inequality and Poverty in Developing Countries, by Nora Lustig. Presented at High Level Panel on Inequality ‘An Economy for the 1 Percent’, European Development Days, Brussels, Belgium, June 6, 2016.

6/1 – 6/3/2016
“The SDG’s, Domestic Resource Mobilization and the Poor,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development for All, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA, June 1-3, 2016.

5/25/2016
“Taxes, Transfers, Inequality and Poverty in the Developing World,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Development Policy Seminar, UNDESA, New York, USA, May 25, 2016.

5/4/2016
“Assessing the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty, the Commitment to Equity Approach,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Millennium Challenge Corporation, Washington, D.C., USA, May 4, 2016.

5/3/2016
“Fiscal Policy Incidence on Poverty and Inequality: Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Assessment in Twenty Countries, by Estuardo Morán. Presented at the Symposium Fair Tax: What does it look and How do we get it?, Oxfam and University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, May 3, 2016.

4/29/2016
“Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay,”
by Nora Lustig. Presented at Noveno congreso internacional FIAP-ASOFONDOS, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, April 29, 2016.

04/13/2016
“La desigualdad y la pobreza en América Latina. Política fiscal y redistribución del ingreso,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Cátedra de América Latina, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain, April 13, 2016.

4/12/2016
“Política fiscal, desigualdad y brecha étnica en Guatemala,” by Estuardo Morán. Presented at La política fiscal como mecanismo para combatir la desigualdad: análisis en Brasil y Guatemala, Red Interamericana de Protección Social, Diálogos Interamericanos de Protección Social, Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 12, 2016.

3/30/2016
“Política fiscal y redistribución del ingreso en América Latina: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Perú y Uruguay,”
by Estuardo Morán. Presented at Foro: La reducción de la pobreza y la desigualdad: el doble reto de la política fiscal, ICEFI, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 30, 2016.

3/29/2016
“Fiscal Policy Incidence on Poverty and Inequality in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig and Ludovico Feoli. Presented at Organization of American States: Inter-American Council on Integral Development (CIDI), Washington, D.C., USA, March 29, 2016.

3/16 – 3/17/2016
“Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay,”
by Nora Lustig. Presented at XXVIII Seminario regional de política fiscal, CEPAL, Santiago de Chile, Chile, March 16-17, 2016.

3/11/2016
“Redistribución fiscal en la Argentina,” by Darío Rossignolo. Presented at the Seminary Diálogos de compromiso con la equidad en la Argentina, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 11, 2016.

3/11/2016
“Política fiscal y equidad,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Seminary Diálogos de compromiso con la equidad en la Argentina, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 11, 2016.

3/3/2016
“Fiscal Policy Incidence on Poverty and Inequality in Latin America,” by Estuardo Morán. Presented at G-24 Technical Group Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia, March 3, 2016.

1/28/2016
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Middle- and Low-income Countries” by CEQ Team: Nora Lustig (director), Jon Jellema, and Stephen Younger. Presented at International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., USA, January 28, 2016.

1/20/2016
The Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Tanzania by Stephen D. Younger, Flora Myamba and Kenneth Mdadila. Presented at REPOA, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 20, 2016.

12/16/2015
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Middle-and Low-income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., USA, December 16, 2015.

12/16/2015
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Middle-and Low-income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Social Protection and Labor, Global Practice, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, December 16, 2015.

11/17/2015
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Towards Poverty and Inequality Reduction in Colombia: Analyzing the 2012’s Tax Reform, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, November 17, 2015.

11/16/2015
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Middle Income and Low-Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Internal Evaluation Group, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, November 16, 2015.

11/8 – 11/9/2015
“Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at The Welfare State and the Fight Against Inequality, Columbia University, New York, USA, November 8-9 2015.

11/3/2015
“El efecto redistributivo de los impuestos y las transferencias,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Política fiscal y redistribución del ingreso, Ministerio de Hacienda and World Bank, Santiago de Chile, Chile, November 3, 2015.

10/29/2015
“The Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Ghana,” by Stephen D. Younger, Eric Osei-Assibey and Felix Oppong. Presented at Gates Workshop, World Bank and Ithaca College, Alisa Hotel, Accra, Ghana, October 29, 2015.

10/29/2015
“The Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Gates Workshop, Alisa Hotel, Accra, Ghana, October 29, 2015.

10/26/2015
“The Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Global Agenda Council on Public Finance and Social Protection Systems, CGAC, World Economic Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 26, 2015.

10/13/2015
“Fiscal Policy and Inclusive Growth,” by Claudiney Pereira. Presented at Taller igualdad y erradicación de la pobreza, FES-ILDIS, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador, October 13, 2015.

10/12/2015
“Extreme Poverty and Inequality: A Global Perspective,” by Claudiney Pereira. Presented at Seminario igualdad y erradicación de la pobreza, FES-ILDIS, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador, October 12, 2015.

9/24/2015
“The Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Oxfam, Washington, D.C., USA, September 24, 2015.

9/22 – 9/24/2015
“Sesión 1: Introducción al CEQ,” by Sean Higgins. Presented at Taller de CEQ: Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University and the World Bank, Asunción, Paraguay, September 22-24, 2015.

“Sesión 2: Análisis de incidencia fiscal en la práctica,” by Sean Higgins. Presented at Taller de CEQ: Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University and the World Bank, Asunción, Paraguay, September 22-24, 2015.

9/1/2015
“El efecto redistributivo de los impuestos y las transferencias,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at CONEVAL, Mexico City, Mexico, September 1, 2015.

8/21/2015 
“El efecto redistributivo de los impuestos y las transferencias,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Programa Universitario de Estudios del Desarrollo, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, August 21, 2015.

7/15/2015 
“Fiscal Policy and Ethno-Racial Inequality in Bolivia, Brazil. Guatemala and Uruguay,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at 6th Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, ECINEQ, Kirchberg, Luxembourg, July 15, 2015.

7/10/2015 
“Fiscal Redistribution: Analytical Dimensions and Results for Middle Income Countries,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Fiscal Redistribution in Developing Countries, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, United Kingdom, July 10, 2015.

7/9/2015 
“The Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Overseas Development Institute, London, United Kingdom, July 9, 2015.

“Bringing Together Social Spending and Tax Policy,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Department of International Development, London, United Kingdom, July 9, 2015.

7/3/2015 
“Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Middle Income Countries, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, South Africa,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Desafios do Desenvolvimiento Brasileiro, Seminário em homenagem a Albert Fishlow, IEPE/ CdG, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 3, 2015.

5/4/2015 
“Can a Poverty-Reducing and Progressive Tax and Transfer System Hurt the Poor?” by Nora Lustig. Presented at International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., USA, May 4, 2015.

4/29 – 4/30/2015
“The Dynamics of Income Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Declining Inequality in Latin America: Are the Good Times Over? Watson Institute for International Studies, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, April 29-30, 2015.

4/22/2015 
“The Analytics of Fiscal Redistribution,” by Nora Lustig, Ali Enami and Rodrigo Aranda. Presented at Murphy Institute, New Orleans, USA, April 22, 2015.

4/8/2015 
Poverty and Shared Prosperity in Russia, Non-market Income and the Incidence of the Fiscal System,” by Daria Popova. Presented at XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, Moscow, Russia, April 8, 2015.

2/25/2015 
“Growth, Redistribution, Poverty and the Middle Class,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C., USA, February 25, 2015.

2/24/2015 
“Taxes, Transfers, Inequality and the Poor in the Developing World,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA, February 24, 2016.

2/1 – 2/3/2015 
“Learning Event on the Commitment to Equity Methodology,” by Nora Lustig. Co-hosted by Tulane University and the World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, February 1-3, 2015.

1/19/2015 
“Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Rising Inequality in the Global South, Oxfam and University of Oxford, by Nora Lustig, Oxford, United Kingdom, January 19, 2015.

12/6/2014
“IMF High Level Conference on Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Challenges for Securing Growth & Shared Prosperity in Latin America, IMF and Ministry of Finance, Republic of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile, December 6, 2014. Video

12/3/2014
“Facts, Puzzles and Surprises in Inequality Research,”
by Nora Lustig. Presented at Consequences of Economic Inequality for Economic Performance, Columbia University, New York, USA, December 3, 2014.

 11/20/2014
“Fiscal Policy and Ethno-Racial Inequality in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Uruguay,”
by Nora Lustig. Presented at LACEA, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2014.

 11/18 – 11/19/2014
“Inequality, Poverty, Market and the State: The Case of Brazil,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the International Seminar, A World Without Poverty, Brasilia, Brazil, November 18 and 19, 2014

 11/6/2014
“Keynote Address: Why did Inequality Decline in Latin America?” by Nora Lustig. Presented at REDI Policy Symposium: Growth and Redistribution- Towards Policy Coordination. Pretoria, South Africa. November 6, 2014.

 11/4/2014
“Panel Overlapping perspectives and Methodologies on Income Redistribution,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at REDI 3X3 Workshop, Understanding Inequality in South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, November 4, 2014.

10/9/2014
“Strategic Recommendations for a Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at World Bank Panel, Washington, D.C., USA, October 9, 2014.

9/17/2014
“Declining Inequality in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at SAIS, Washington, D.C., USA, September 17, 2014.

9/16/2014
“Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Colombia,” by Nora Lustig and Marcela Melendez. Presented at EconEstudio/Asesoria y Estudios Economicos, Colombia, September 16, 2014.

9/2/2014
“Impacto de la política fiscal sobre la desigualdad y la pobreza en países en desarrollo,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at SUCS-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, September 2, 2014.

6/18/2014
“Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at 15th Annual Global Development Conference: ‘Structural Transformation in Africa and Beyond, Accra, Ghana, June 18, 2014.

6/17/2014
“Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Workshop: Taking Stock of Theory, Practice and Results,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at 15th Annual Global Development Conference: Structural Transformation in Africa and Beyond, Accra, Ghana, June 17, 2014.

“The Effects of Brazil’s Taxation and Social Spending on the Distribution of Household Income,” by Sean Higgins and Claudiney Pereira. Presented at Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Workshop, Taking Stock of Theory, Practice and Results, Accra, Ghana, June 17, 2015.

6/9/2014
“Measuring Fiscal Impoverishment,” by Nora Lustig and Sean Higgins. Presented at 17th World Congress, International Economic Association, Amman, Jordan, June 9, 2014.

6/7/2014
“Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the International Economic Association, Dead Sea, Jordan, June 7, 2014.

5/21/2014
“Declining Inequality in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Europe and Latin America in the Wake of Global Paradigm Shifts and New Trends in the World Economy, CEPAL-OECD II Europe-Latin American Economic Forum, Paris, France, May 21, 2014.

5/15/2014
“Taxes, Transfers, Inequality and the Poor in the Developing World,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C., USA, May 15, 2014.

5/12/2014
“Fiscal Policy and the Ethno-Racial Divide in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Uruguay,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at CEQ-IDB Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending by Ethnicity and Race, Washington, D.C., USA, May 12, 2014.

5/5/2014
“Los efectos de la política fiscal sobre la desigualdad y la pobreza,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at El desafío de la inclusion social, Seminario Fundación RAP, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, May 5, 2014.

4/24 – 4/25/2014
“Taxation, Transfers, and Redistribution: Brazil and the United States,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Sustainable Growth in the XXIst Century, Institute for New Economic Thinking, New School, New York, USA, April 24-25, 2014

4/9/2014
“Shared Prosperity, Paving the Way in Europe & Central Asia,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at World Bank, Washington D.C., April 9, 2014.

4/1/2014
“Inequality, Poverty and Leftist Governments in LA,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Social Policy in LA since the Left Turn, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, April 1, 2014.

3/1/2014
“How Can Fiscal Policy Be Better Aligned with Scaling Up Service Delivery?” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Making Services Work for Poor People, World Bank, Washington D.C., USA, March 1, 2014.

2/5/2014
“Costa Rica: Informe de equidad,” by Eduardo-Juárez and Yoriko Yasukawa. Presented at Ministerio de Hacienda, San José, Costa Rica, February 5, 2014.

1/27/2014
“Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, January 27, 2014.

1/22/2014
“The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay: An Overview,” Lustig et al., by Claudiney Pereira. Presented at Public Finance Workshop, ECLAC, Santiago de Chile, Chile, January 22, 2014.

1/20/2014
“The Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Armenia,” by Stephen D. Younger. Presented at World Bank Resident Mission, Yerevan, Armenia, January 20, 2014.

1/15/2014
“Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the OECD, Paris, France, January 15, 2014.

1/3 – 1/5/2014
“Measuring Fiscal Impoverishment,” Sean Higgins and Nora Lustig, by Sean Higgins at the Annual Meetings of the American Economic Association (AEA), Philadelphia, USA, January 3-5, 2014.

12/18 – 12/19/2013
“Política fiscal y redistribución en América Latina,” by Nora Lustig and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez. Presented at Quito, Ecuador, December 18-19, 2013.

11/25/2013
“Gendered Fiscal Incidence Analysis: A Review of the Literature,” by Samantha Greenspun and Nora Lustig. Presented at Gender and Development Group (PRMGE), World Bank Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM), New Orleans, USA, November 25, 2013.

11/21/2013
“Fiscal Policy and the Ethno-Racial Divide: Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay,”
by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, November 21, 2013.

11/18/2013
“Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Department of Economics, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, November 18, 2013.

11/2/2013
“Challenges and Dilemmas of Redistributive Fiscal Policy in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at LACEA-LAMES, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, November 2, 2013.

11/1/2013
“Declining Inequality in Latin America: the Role of Labor Markets,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at LACEA-LAMES, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, November 1, 2013.

10/31/2013
“Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at LACEA-LAMES, El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico, October 31, 2013.

10/18/2013
“Fiscal Policy, Urban-Rural Inequality and Rural Poverty in Brazil,” by Sean Higgins and Claudiney Pereira. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 18, 2013.

“Fiscal Policy, Inequality, Poverty and the Ethnic Divide in Guatemala, -Preliminary Results” by Maynor Cabrera, Nora Lustig and Estuardo Morán. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 18, 2013.

“The Incidence of Social Spending and Taxes in El Salvador,” by Margarita Beneke de Sanfeliú and José Andrés Oliva. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 18, 2013.

Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Paraguay,” by Sean Higgins, Nora Lustig, Julio Ramirez and Billy Swanson. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 18, 2013.

“Inequality and Poverty in Uruguay by race: the Impact of Fiscal Policies,” by Florencia Amábile, Marisa Bucheli and Máximo Rossi. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 18, 2013.

“CEQ Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Some observations,” by Erwin Tiongson. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 18, 2013.

10/17/2013
“The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Dilemmas of Redistributive Fiscal Policy in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Gendered CEQ: A Conceptual Framework,” by Samantha Greenspun and Nora Lustig. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013

“CEQ-Rural/Urban CA-4. The Case of Honduras,” by Renato Vargas. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Venezuela, Commitment to Equity, Preliminary Report,” by Emiro Molina. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“The Limited Redistributive Role of Education In-Kind Transfers for Young Children in Chile. Commitment to Equity Project,” by Dante Contreras and Jaime Ruiz-Tagle. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

The Incidence of Social Spending and Taxes in Peru, 2005-2011,” by Miguel Jaramillo Baanante. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“The Recent Evolution of Income Inequality in Uruguay. An Analysis Based on Household Surveys and Income Tax Micro-Data,” by Gabriel Burdín, Fernando Esponda and Andrea Vigorito. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Explaining Low Redistributive Impact in Bolivia,” by Verónica Paz Arauco, George Gray Molina, Wilson Jiménez and Ernesto Yáñez. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Ecuador. –Preview-,” by Christina Llerena. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Redistributive Impact and Efficiency of Mexico’s Fiscal System,” by John Scott. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

“Social Spending and Income Redistribution in Argentina During the 200s: the Increasing Role of Noncontributory Pensions,” by Nora Lustig and Carola Pession. Presented at Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America, CEQ, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, October 17, 2013.

10/3/2013
“Los efectos de la política fiscal sobre desigualdad y pobreza en México y otros países de América Latina,” by Nora Lustig and Sean Higgins. Presented at the Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, October 3, 2013.

9/25/2013
“Declining Inequality in Latin America: Labor Markets & Redistributive Policies,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at New Challenges for Growth and Productivity, The Growth Dialogue–G24, Washington, D.C., September 25, 2013.

9/16/2013
“Monitoring Fiscal Effort to Reduce Inequality and Poverty,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Filling the Gap: Inequality Indicators for Post-2015, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C., USA, September 16, 2013.

9/11 – 9/14/2013
“The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at IARIW-IBGE Conference on Income, Wealth and Well-being in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11-14, 2013.

“Comparing Taxation, Transfers, and Redistribution in Brazil and the United States,” with Sean Higgins, Whitney Ruble, and Timothy Smeeding, by Sean Higgins. Presented at the IARIW-IBGE Conference on Income, Wealth and Well-being in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11-14, 2013.

8/27/2013
“Medicion de la incidencia de la politica fiscal sobre desigualdad y la pobreza: aplicacion de la metodologia CEQ al caso de Guatemala,” by Estuardo Moran. Presented at Encuentro internacional ‘Tendencias en la construccion de una politica fiscal para el desarrollo’, Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales, Ciudad de Guatemala, August 27, 2015.

8/12/2013
“Commitment to Equity: Fiscal Incidence Analysis in Theory and Practice,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia, August 12, 2013.

7/31/2013
“Fiscal Policy, Poverty and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Inter-American Development Bank/OVE, Washington, D.C., USA, July 31, 2013.

7/30/2013
“Fiscal Policy, Poverty, and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at USAID, Washington, D.C., USA, July 30, 2013.

7/24/2013
“Measuring Impoverishment: An Overlooked Dimension of Fiscal Incidence,” by Sean Higgins and Nora Lustig. Presented at the Fifth meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ), University of Bari, Italy, July 24, 2013.

6/25/2013
“The New Poor in Latin America: Challenges and Risks,” Nancy Birdsall, Nora Lustig, and Christian Meyer. Presented at CDG. Washington, D.C., USA, June 25, 2013.

6/14/2013
“The New Poor in Latin America: Challenges and Risks,” by Nora Lustig and Nancy Birdsall. Presented at Inter-American Development Bank, Looking into Latin America’s Future: key Development Challenges, Washington D.C., USA June 14, 2013.

6/11/2013
“Commitment to Equity: A Primer,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Fiscal Policy for an Equitable Society, CEQ Global Project. PREM-World Bank and Tulane University, Kick-off Workshop, Washington, D.C., USA, June 11, 2013.

“Commitment to Equity Master Workbook Template,” by Sean Higgins. Presented at Fiscal Policy for an Equitable Society, CEQ Global Project. PREM-World Bank and Tulane University, Kick-off Workshop, Washington, D.C., USA, June 11, 2013.

6/10/2013
“Fiscal Incidence Analysis in Theory and Practice,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at The Distributional Impact of Fiscal Policy. The World Bank and Tulane University, Washington, D.C., USA, June 10, 2013.

6/7/2013
“Fiscal Policy, Poverty and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., USA, June 7, 2013.

6/6/2013
“Fiscal Policy, Poverty and Redistribution in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, June 6, 2013.

6/5/2013
“Fiscal Policy, Poverty, Redistribution and Equality of Opportunity in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the LCSPE Workshop, Does LAC have the Capacity to Redistribute, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, June 5, 2013.

6/4/2013
“Fiscal Policy, Poverty and Redistribution in Latin America,”
by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C., USA, June 4, 2013.

5/31/2013
“The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay: An Overview,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, May 31, 2013.

“Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Uruguay,” by Marisa Bucheli, Nora Lustig, Máximo Rossi and Florencia Amábile. Presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, May 31, 2013.

“Social Spending and Income Redistribution in Argentina During the 2000s: The Increasing Role of Noncontributory Pensions,” by Nora Lustig and Carola Pessino. Presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, May 31, 2013.

“The Effects of Brazil’s High Taxation and Social Spending on the Distribution of Household Income,” by Sean Higgins and Claudiney Pereira. Presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, May 31, 2013.

“Redistributive Impact and Efficiency of Mexico’s Fiscal System,” by John Scott. Presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, May 31, 2013.

5/30/2013
“Taxes, Social Spending, Inequality and the Middle Class in Latin America,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, May 30, 2013.

5/24/2013
The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru: a synthesis of results (CEQ WP#3),” by Claudiney Pereira. Presented at Rethinking State-Society Relations in Contemporary Latin America, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, May 24, 2013.

5/7/2013
“Commitment to Equity: A Primer,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at Workshop Poverty Gender and Equity Group, PREM-Latin America and the Caribbean, Washington, D.C., USA, May 7, 2013.

5/6/2013
“Measuring Impoverishment: An Overlooked Dimension of Fiscal Incidence,” by Nora Lustig and Sean Higgins. Presented at the Research Network on Inequality and Poverty, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, May 6, 2013.

“Sustaining the Decline in Inequality: Risks and Challenges,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at LACEA Network on Inequality and Poverty, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA, May 6, 2013.

 







 

11/02/2015
Nora Lustig awarded 4.9 million dollars by Gates Foundation for the Commitment to Equity Institute.
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10/29/2015
Stephen Younger presented the CEQ Assessment in Accra, Ghana.
Click here to view presentation

10/12/2015
Prof. Claudiney Pereira presented the Commitment to Equity methods and cross-country results at a the “Igualdad y erradicación de la pobreza” Workshop in Quito, Ecuador.
Click here to learn more

9/26/2015
CEQ Training Workshop in Asunción

Tulane doctoral student Sean Higgins training Paraguay’s Ministry of Finance staff on the application of the CEQ methodology at a workshop organized by the World Bank in Asunción.

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9/25/2015
CEQ New Publications in 2015

Cabrera, Maynor, Nora Lustig and Hilcias Moran. 2015. “Fiscal Policy, Inequality and the Ethnic Divide in Guatemala.”World Development,Vol. 76, pp. 263–279.

Higgins, Sean, Nora Lustig, Whitney Ruble and Timothy Smeeding. 2015. “Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States.” Review of Income and Wealth, Published Onlines May 24, 2015, DOI: 10.1111/roiw.12201.

Lustig, Nora. 2015. “Income redistribution and poverty reduction in Latin America: the role of social spending and taxation in achieving development goals,” Development Journal – Society for International Development, Volume 57 Issue 3-4 (Double Issue), September.

Lustig, Nora. 2015. “The Redistributive Impact of Government Spending on Education and Health: Evidence from 13 Developing Countries in the Commitment to Equity Project” Chapter 17 inGupta, Sanjeev, Michael Keen, Benedict Clements and Ruud de Mooij, editors, Inequality and Fiscal Policy, Washington: International Monetary Fund.

Lustig, Nora. 2015. “Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Emerging Economies” in Chapter 7 in In it Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All. OECD Publishing. May.

7/6/2015
VoxLACEA blog “How middle class are middle-income households in Latin America?” 
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7/6/2015
FUSADES publication (Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social) utilizing CEQ findings to support policy proposals.
It is available at the Inter-American Development Bank and at FUSADES

6/23/2015
Nora Lustig will serve on the World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty announced today. The Commission’s mandate is to report on the best ways to measure and monitor poverty and deprivation around the world.
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6/23/2015
A missing target in the SDGs: Tax systems should not reduce the income of the poor.
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4/16/2015
CEQ data is featured in the World Bank’s LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Equity Lab

4/16/2015

Check out Charles Kenny’sCenter for Global Development blog “Let’s Mobilize the Right Domestic Resources for Development.”
Charles cites Nora Lustig’s Commitment to Equity results.

2/24/2015

The World Bank’s Ethiopia Poverty Assessment 2014 is now available. Chapter 5 summarizes the findings of the CEQ assessment. Click here to access the report.

5/7/2014

NEW CG PARTNDERSHIP: COMMITMENT TO EQUITY ASSESSMENTS OF IMPACT OF FISCAL POLICY

We are pleased to announce a new Commitment to Equity (CEQ)partnership with the Center for Global Development (CGD). CGD works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. CGD’s role as a partner of CEQ will be to share the global reach of their communications platform. Through a new Commitment to Equity sub-topic within their inequality topic, they will post links to CEQ studies as they become available, the CEQ papers that are jointly published with CGD, and occasional blog posts. We look forward to working with CGD and are honored to have it as a CEQ partner.

5/1/2014

CEQ ON THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT’S GLOBAL PROSPERITY WONKCAST

Please check out the Global Prosperity Wonkcast from May 2014 featuring Dr. Nora Lustig, the CEQ Director. This Wonkcast is produced by the Center for Global Development (CGD) and features international development experts discussing how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing counties.

Episode Title: The Commitment to Equity Assessment (CEQ) – Nora Lustig, May 2014

About the Episode: Many governments try to reduce poverty and inequality through a mixture of taxes, transfers, and public services. Individual policies, such as taxation or cash transfers, are frequently evaluated on how well they address these goals. But the overall impact of a country’s fiscal policy package on poverty and inequality has rarely been subject to systematic analysis—until now. Nora Lustig, a non-resident fellow at CGD and a professor at Tulane, has set out to close this gap with the Commitment to Equity Assessment or CEQ. I invited Nora to tell us about this new endeavor. Nora explains that the CEQ is both a virtual toolbox—that is, a common analytical approach—and a global network of researchers who are applying this approach in a series of country case studies. CEQ partner institutions include Tulane University, the Inter-American Dialogue, and now CGD, which is helping to bring the approach and the case study findings to a broad international audience. These materials will be collected on a CEQ landing page that is part of the Center’s ongoing work on inequality. The assessment initially focused on Latin America, the region Nora knows best. But with encouragement and funding from the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the CEQ is growing rapidly to include countries in other regions, among them South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Tunisia, Armenia, Jordan, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. What exactly can we learn from such assessments? Nora offers Brazil as an example. Brazil is reputed to be well-run and pro-poor in its policies, especially for direct taxes and cash transfer programs such as Bolsa Familia.

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1/23/2014

Nora Lustig was appointed Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Development Network (GDN), a public International Organization that builds research capacity in development globally.

1/23/2014

(Spanish) Entrevista a Nora Lustig por el Programa de Género y Diversidad del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. ¿Consiguen los impuestos y el gasto social recortar la brecha que existe entre los ingresos de los que más ganan y los que menos, tienen de una forma equitativa para todos los grupos raciales y étnicos? Ver entrevista

1/14/2014

Nora Lustig featured in the Latin America Advisor Q & A, “What is the State of Poverty and Inequality in Latin America?”Click Here

11/30/2013

New CEQ WP 16 by Higgins, Lustig, Ruble and Smeeding compares the incidence of taxes and transfers in Brazil and the United States Click Here

11/26/2013

(Spanish) Entrevista a Nora Lustig por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo ¿Por qué los retornos a la educación se han reducido en América Latina? Ver entrevista

11/8/2013

Gates Foundation awards US$580,000 to Tulane University to apply the CEQ in Ghana and Tanzania

Nora Lustig –Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Economics, senior associate research fellow at CIPR and nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue– has been awarded a US$580,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in low-income countries.

Lustig is co-founder and director of the Commitment to Equity (CEQ)–a project jointly sponsored by CIPR and the Department of Economics at Tulane University and the Inter-American Dialogue–designed to analyze the impact of taxes and social spending on inequality and poverty, and to provide a roadmap for governments, multilateral institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to build more equitable societies (www.commitmenttoequity.org). To date, the project has analyzed and compared the incidence of taxation and social spending in twelve Latin American countries, and studies are currently under way in three additional Latin American countries and six countries in other regions of the world.

The grant will enable Lustig and her team to implement the analysis in two pilot countries in Africa, Ghana and Tanzania, as well as to adapt the CEQ methodology to encompass the idiosyncrasies of low-income countries. She will work alongside co-principal investigators James Alm, Chair of the Economics Department, and Sean Higgins, Economics PhD student.

By undertaking a thorough and transparent analysis of who bears the burden of taxation and who receives the benefits of public spending, the project ultimately hopes to foster evidence-based policy discussion and, ideally, implementation of reforms related to taxation, public spending, and social programs in the two countries.

10/18/2013

Commitment to Equity Conference convenes researchers and multilateral organizations;Click here

9/23/2013

ICEFI WORKSHOP

ICEFI holds a kick-off workshop to launch a rural-urban CEQ in Central American countries with funding from IFAD. For more information click here.

9/19/2013

Lustig quoted in Washington Post, Sept 19, 2013 click here

9/15/2013

How redistributive is the United States compared to Brazil? Click here

9/14/2013

Handbook had a makeover; please see new version by clicking here

7/22/2013

The Brazilian government announced on Monday, July 22, a R$10 billion (about US$4.5 billion) budget cut for 2013. The budget cuts can be divided into two groups:

1) Revision of future outlays. In particular, subsidies especially to agriculture and transfers to social security (about R$4.4 billion).

2) Cuts on discretionary expenditures as travel, electricity, and so on.

Social programs will not be affected and cuts do not affect MINHA CASA, MINHA VIDA program. More details can be found at: http://www.brasil.gov.br/para/press/press-releases/july-2013/government-announces-r-10-billion-reduction-in-spending-1/view

6/10/2013

On June 10-12, the CEQ project joined forces with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group of the World Bank to launch pilot studies in Armenia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. To learn more, click here.

6/5/2013

CEQ Assessments were presented in LASA, the Inter-American Dialogue and the World Bank in June. Click here if you want to see the presentations

5/6/2013

¿ES ARGENTINA UN MODELO DE POLÍTICAS REDISTRIBUTIVAS?

¿Es Argentina un modelo de políticas redistributivas? Nora Lustig y Carola Pessino

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4/28/2013

¿QUÉ TAN COMPROMETIDOS ESTÁN LOS GOBIERNOS DE AMÉRICA LATINA CON LA EQUIDAD? BY NORA LUSTIG

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4/22/2013

TAXES, SOCIAL SPENDING AND INCOME REDISTRIBUTION IN LATIN AMERICA
– NORA LUSTIG

Fiscal Policy, Equity and Long-Term Growth in Developing Countries
IMF and World Bank Washington, DC – April 21 and 22, 2013

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4/16/2013

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON LOUISIANAS TAX DEBATE

Gov. Jindal has dropped his original tax plan to replace income tax revenue by raising the sales tax rate, extending the sales tax to services and increasing the tax on cigarettes, but his top priority is still to “overhaul the tax code and eliminate income taxes.” Professors Jim Alm, Nora Lustig, and Steven Sheffrin discuss implications of changing the tax code. Click here to Download

4/2/2013

Listen to the experts present their results (in Spanish) by clicking here..

4/1/2013

CEQ WORKING PAPER 13 NOW AVAILABLE

The Working Paper, which is available here, provides an overview of the impact of taxes and social spending on inequality and poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.

3/21/2013

CEQ FEATURED AT COLOMBIA EQUITY DAY EVENT

On March 12, CEQ’s work in Colombia was featured prominently in an Equity Day event co-organized by the World Bank and the Government of Colombia. Follow the links below to view the event agenda and the PowerPoint presentation about CEQ.
      – Agenda
      – PowerPoint Presentation

3/13/13

BRAZIL ELIMINATES FEDERAL INDIRECT TAXES ON BASIC NEEDS BASKET

On March 8, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced the end of federal indirect taxes on all items in the basic needs basket (primarily food), effective immediately. Although basic needs will still be taxed at the state level, this will reduce their cost by between 9.25% and 12.5%, depending on the product. The estimated yearly cost to the government of these tax expenditures is R$ 7.3 billion (about US$3.75 billion). The CEQ study for Brazil has shown that indirect taxes paid by the poor often surpass the cash benefits they receive from the government; this measure will therefore not only reduce inflation but also contribute to reducing poverty.

Listen to President Rouseff: Click here for video

Learn more about the announced policy change:
    – Article in Terra
    – Article in Epoca Negocios
    – Article in UOL Economia

1/31/13

Fiscal incidence studies were completed in seven countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Four are in progress: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Two are in the works: Ecuador and El Salvador.

1/13/13

Version 3 of Handbook is available, here.

 

 
 

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