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Tulane University

Eduardo Ortiz Juarez

Non-Resident Research Fellow

Eduardo Ortiz Juarez is an Economist at the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (New York) and Non-resident Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research of Tulane University (CIPR).

Prior to that, he was deputy director of economic and social analysis at the Mexican Ministry of Social Development and junior researcher at the Human Development Research Office of UNDP in Mexico City. He holds a BA in Economics from the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and an M.A in Economics and Public Policy from ITESM.

His work as a CIPR fellow has been related to the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) project. Ortiz is currently completing a country report for the CEQ project, “The Effects of Taxation and Social Spending on Income Distribution in Chile, 2011-2013”. He is also co-editor of a special issue in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, titled “Inequality and Human Development in Latin America: A Long-Run Perspective”, with N. Lustig and L.F. Lopez-Calva.

Research interests: middle-class, poverty inequality in Latin America, social policy, economic, social and human development.

Selected Publications:

  • 2015. “Inequality, Mobility and Middle Classes in Latin America” With J.P. Azevedo, N. Lustig and L. F. López-Calva, Dayton-Johnson (Ed.), in Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)
  • 2015. “Living on the Edge: Vulnerability to Poverty and Public Transfers in Mexico”, With A. de la Fuente and C. Rodríguez-Castelán. World Bank Policy Research WP Series, No. 7165
  • 2014. “Clases medias y vulnerabilidad a la pobreza: Reflexiones desde América Latina.” With G. Cruces, S. Lach and L. F. López-Calva. El Trimestre Económico, LXXXI:281-307
  • 2014. “Definición de clase media y estratificación social a partir de un enfoque de vulnerabilidad,” With López-Calva. C. Hardy (Ed.), in Estratificación Social en América Latina: Retos de Cohesión Social. (Santiago de Chile: LOM)
  • 2014. “A Vulnerability Approach to the Definition of the Middle Class.” With Luis F. López-Calva. Journal of Economic Inequality, 12(1)
  • 2013. “Deconstructing the Decline in Inequality in Latin America.” With Nora Lustig and Luis F. Lopez-Calva. Tulane Economics WP Series, No .1314 and The World Bank Policy Research WP Series, No. 6552
  • 2013. “Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s: The Cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.” With Nora Lustig and Luis F. Lopez-Calva. World Development Journal, 44
  • 2012. “Igualdad de oportunidades, pobreza y política social en México: Una perspectiva de largo plazo”, co-authored with M. J. Pérez García. Published in a joint report by the World Bank and Coneval

Eduardo Ortiz Juarez Curriculum Vitae