Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: development, poverty and inequality, social policies, economics of Latin America
Department of Economics
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
204 Tilton Hall
Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University and a nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. Prior to joining Tulane, she was Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University; Director of the Poverty Group at UNDP; President and Professor of the Department of Economics of the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico; 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, El Colegio de Mexico.
Professor Lustig’s research focuses on inequality, poverty, and social
policy and development economics. A sample of her 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; Mexico:
The Remaking of an Economy (received Choice's Outstanding Academic Book award).
Dr. Lustig was co-director of the World Development Report 2000/1, Attacking
Poverty, founding member and president of LACEA (Latin American and Caribbean
Economic Association), and chair of the Mexican Commission on Macroeconomics
and Health. She is currently a member of the editorial board of Feminist
the Journal of Economic Inequality and Latin American Research
member of the board of directors of the Institute of Development Studies and
the Global Development Network and the advisory boards of the Earth Institute,
the Center for Global Development and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California,
Berkeley. A profile of her intellectual contribution to the area of social
policy can be found in Finance and Development.
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