Nora Lustig

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Nora Lustig
Nora Lustig 2008.jpg
Born (1951-01-13) January 13, 1951 (age 69)
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 in the Department of Economics at Tulane University, the Director of the Commitment to Equity (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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Brookings - Quality. Independence. Impact". Brookings. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2009-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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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