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Immigration, Latinos and 2016 Elections, CIPR Event Summary

On Friday, October 14, 2016, the Center of Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) hosted a panel to discuss immigration, Latinos, and the upcoming presidential elections.…  read more

New IMF podcast featuring Nora Lustig on inequality in Latin America

Nora Lustig, the Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI) at Tulane University, discusses about…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 26 (Spanish): El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador

El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador Working Paper No. 26 A working document…  read more

Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond

On April of 2015, Andrew Schrank, the Oliver Watson Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Brown University, gave a lecture titled Regulators without Borders:…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 33: Can a Poverty-Reducing and Progressive Tax and Transfer System Hurt the Poor?

Can a Poverty-Reducing and Progressive Tax and Transfer System Hurt the Poor? CEQ Working Paper No. 33 A working document by: Sean Higgins Tulane University…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 22: Fiscal Policy and Ethno-Racial Inequality in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Uruguay

Fiscal Policy and Ethno-Racial Inequality in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Uruguay Working Paper no. 22 A working document by: Nora Lustig Samuel Z. Stone Professor…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 27: Public Transfers and Poverty Reduction

Public Transfers and Poverty Reduction: An Evaluation of Program Contribution to the Exit Rate from Poverty of Children and the Elderly Working Paper No. 27…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 21: Inequality and top incomes in Uruguay: a comparison between household surveys and income tax micro-data

Inequality and top incomes in Uruguay: a comparison between household surveys and income tax micro-data Working Paper No. 21 A working document by: Gabriel Burdín…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 19: Inequality And Poverty In Uruguay By Race: The Impact Of Fiscal Policies

Inequality And Poverty In Uruguay By Race: The Impact Of Fiscal Policies Working Paper No. 19 A working document by: Florencia Amábile Universidad de la…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 18 (Spanish): Gasto Público Social, Impuestos, Redistribución Del Ingreso Y Pobreza En Costa Rica

Gasto Público Social, Impuestos, Redistribución Del Ingreso Y Pobreza En Costa Rica Working Paper No. 18 A working document by: Pablo Sauma Instituto de Investigaciones…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 18 (English): Social Public Spending, Taxes, Redistribution Of Income, And Poverty In Costa Rica

Social Public Spending, Taxes, Redistribution Of Income, And Poverty In Costa Rica Working Paper No. 18 A working document by: Pablo Sauma Instituto de Investigaciones…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 17: Gasto social, redistribución del ingreso y reducción de la pobreza en México: evolución y comparación con Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay

Gasto social, redistribución del ingreso y reducción de la pobreza en México: evolución y comparación con Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay Working Paper No. 17 A…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 16: Comparing The Incidence Of Taxes And Social Spending In Brazil And The United States

Comparing The Incidence Of Taxes And Social Spending In Brazil And The United States Working Paper No. 16 A working document by: Nora Lustig Tulane…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 15: Tax Reform in Latin America: A long term assessment

Tax Reform in Latin America: A long term assessment Working Paper No. 15 A working document by: Vito Tanzi Access the working document here: Updated…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 14: Measuring Impoverishment: An Overlooked Dimension of Fiscal Incidence

Measuring Impoverishment: An Overlooked Dimension of Fiscal Incidence Working Paper No. 14 A working document by: Nora Lustig Tulane University Sean Higgins Tulane University Abstract…  read more

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.