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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

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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 with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.