Nora Lustig

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Nora Lustig
Born (1951-01-13) January 13, 1951 (age 72)
Academic career
InstitutionTulane University
FieldDevelopment economics, inequality and poverty, Latin American economics
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Nora Lustig (born January 13, 1951) is the Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and the Director of the CEQ Institute at Tulane University, and a non-resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue.[1]

Nora Lustig was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has spent most of her adult life in the United States and Mexico.[2] She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Career and awards[edit]

Lustig was the lead author of the World Development Report 2000/1 “Attacking Poverty” (World Bank).[3] Analyzing the dynamics of the Mexican economy has been the other main focus of her research. Her study Mexico, the Remaking of an Economy (Brookings Institution, 1992 and 1998)[4] was selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book.

As co-founder and president of LACEA[5] (Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association), she played a pivotal role[6] in the creation and consolidation of the leading association of economists focused on Latin America, the launching of LACEA’s journal Economia and the organization of LACEA’s Network on Inequality and Poverty.[7] She is affiliated with the Inter-American Dialogue,[8] the Earth Institute[9] and the Institute of Development Studies.[1]

From 2001 to 2005, she served as rector of the University of the Americas (UDLAP) in Puebla, Mexico. She is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow & a Project Director for the Commitment to Equity at the Inter-American Dialogue.[10]

In 2016 Lustig received the Lawrence M. v. D. Schloss Prize for Excellence in Research.[11]

Selected publications[edit]


  • Lustig, Nora, ed. (1998) [1992]. Mexico the remaking of an economy (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 9780585259178.
  • Lustig, Nora, ed. (1995). Coping with austerity: poverty and inequality in Latin America. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 9780815753179.
  • Lustig, Nora; Edwards, Sebastian, eds. (1997). Labor markets in Latin America combining social protection with market flexibility. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 9780585341217.
  • Lustig, Nora, ed. (2001). Shielding the poor: social protection in the developing world. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press and the Inter-American Development Bank. ISBN 9780815753216.
  • Lustig, Nora; Bourguignon, François; Ferreira, Francisco (2005). The microeconomics of income distribution dynamics: in East Asia and Latin America. Washington, DC New York: World Bank Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780821358610.
  • Lustig, Nora; López-Calva, Luis F., eds. (June 2010). Declining inequality in Latin America: a decade of progress?. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press and UNDP. ISBN 9780815704102. Table of contents. Sample chapter. Available online.

Tulane economics working paper series[edit]

Papers for Tulane economics working paper series, Tulane University.

Other articles and papers[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Nora Lustig CV". Nora Lustig. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Nora Lustig". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Poverty - WDR 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty (Full Text)". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  4. ^ "Brookings - Quality. Independence. Impact". Brookings. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  5. ^ "LACEA: Past President". Archived from the original on 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  6. ^ "LACEA -Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association or Asociación de Economía de América Latina y el Caribe". Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  7. ^ Finance and development. Volume 42, no. 4, Latin America, a time of transition. International Monetary Fund. 2005. ISBN 978-1463983512. OCLC 796092259.
  8. ^ "Inter-American Dialogue - Nora Lustig". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  9. ^ "News Archive - The Earth Institute - Columbia University". Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  10. ^ "Inter-American Dialogue | Nora Lustig". Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  11. ^ "Nora Lustig receives Schloss Prize for Economics". Tulane News. Retrieved 2017-07-04.

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