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Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America: A CEQ Conference

October 17th, 2013 - October 18th, 2013
Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm; Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm

Location
Thursday Greenleaf Conference Room, Friday Goldring Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111

AGENDA

Thursday, October 17
Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A

5:00-5:20 Welcome: Ludovico Feoli (Director, CIPR), Peter Hakim (President emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue), Louise Cord (Manager, Poverty Reduction and Gender Group, WB/LAC) and George Gray-Molina (Chief Economist, UNDP/RBLAC)

5:20-6:15 Latin America (20-minute presentation)
Chair: Humberto Lopez (Director, PREM, World Bank/LAC)

  • The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Latin America: An Overview-Nora Lustig (Tulane University)
    Comments: Led off by Humberto Lopez

Friday, October 18
Goldring Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111

8:30-10:30 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and United States (15-minute presentations, 10-minute comments, followed by open discussion)
Chair: Louise Cord (World Bank/LAC)

  • Argentina: Carola Pessino (CEMA)
  • Brazil: Claudiney Pereira (Tulane University)
  • Brazil vs. the United States: Sean Higgins (Tulane University)
  • Mexico: John Scott (CIDE)
  • Mexico: 1992-2010: Luis F. Lopez-Calva (WB)
    Comments: Led off by Louise Cord

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in the Andean Region (15-minute presentations, 10-minute comments, followed by open discussion)
Chair: Jim Alm (Dept. of Economics, Tulane University)

  • Bolivia: George Gray Molina (UNDP)
  • Colombia: Marcela Melendez (Econ Estudio)
  • Colombia Top Incomes: Facundo Alvaredo (Oxford University)
  • Peru: Miguel Jaramillo (GRADE)
    Comments: Led off by Jim Alm

2:00-3:45 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay (15-minute presentations, 10-minute comments, followed by open discussion)
Chair: Judy Morrison (Inter-American Development Bank)

  • Chile: Dante Contreras/Jaime Ruiz-Tagle (U. de Chile)
  • Paraguay: Jose Manuel Gomez (CADEP)
  • Uruguay: Marisa Bucheli (U. de la Republica)
  • Uruguay Top Incomes: Andrea Vigorito (U. de la Republica)
    Comments: Led off by Judy Morrison

3:45-4:00 Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Central America (15-minute presentations, 10-minute comments, followed by open discussion)
Chair: Erwin Tiongson (World Bank)

  • Costa Rica: Pablo Sauma (U. de Costa Rica)
  • El Salvador: Margarita Beneke Sanfeliu (FUSADES)
  • Guatemala: Hilcias E. Moran (Banco de Guatemala)
    Comments: Led off by Erwin Tiongson

5:15-6:00 Tools for Monitoring Equity Outcomes: The Equity Lab, Top Incomes and CEQ Website
Chair: Ludovico Feoli (Tulane University)

  • The LAC Equity Lab: Carlos Rodriguez (World Bank)
  • Top Incomes Website: Facundo Alvaredo (Oxford University)
  • CEQ Website: Nora Lustig (Tulane University)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This conference was possible thanks to the generous support of CIPR,
UNDP/RBLAC and the World Bank/LAC/ Poverty Reduction and Gender Group

For the full conference agenda, please click here.

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