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Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution: Podcasts from the CEQ Conference October 17 and 18, 2013

The Commitment to Equity Conference was held on Tulane’s campus October 17-18, 2013. The conference convened researchers from across the Western Hemisphere, as well as representatives from multilateral organizations including, the World Bank, the Gates Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The conference was co-organized by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Department of Economics at Tulane University, and the Inter-American Dialogue and had 50 participants in attendance.

For more information see the agenda, the news article and the powerpoint presentations.

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Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress: Honduras and Ecuador

October 17, 2013
9:30-10:30 Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress
Session Chair: George Gray-Molina (UNDP)

  • Honduras: Renato Vargas (ICEFI)
  • Ecuador: Cristina Llerena (Economica, CIC)
  • Ecuador (Top Incomes): Facundo Alvaredo (Oxford U.)
    Discussant: John Scott (CIDE)




Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress: Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela

October 17, 2013
10:45-12:15 Preliminary Results from Country Studies in-progress
Session Chair: Joost Draaisma (World Bank)

  • Nicaragua: Manuel Deshon (Consultant)
  • Paraguay (second round): Jose Manuel Gomez (CADEP)
  • Venezuela: Emiro Molina (Consultant)
    Discussant: Erwin Tiongson (World Bank)




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and United States

October 18, 2013
8:30 -10:30 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and United States
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




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in the Andean Region

October 18, 2013
10:45-12:15 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in the Andean Region
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




Lunch Roundtable: Promoting Inclusive Societies: the Role of Development Agencies

October 18, 2013
12:30-1:45 Lunch Roundtable: Promoting Inclusive Societies: the Role of Development Agencies
Chair: Peter Hakim (President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue)

  • Gargee Ghosh (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • George Gray-Molina (Chief Economist, UNDP/RBLAC)
  • Humberto Lopez (Director, PREM, World Bank/LAC)
  • Judy Morrison (Senior Advisor, Gender and Diversity Division, IDB)




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

October 18, 2013
2:00-3:45 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay
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




The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Central America

October 18,2013
3:45-5:15 The Incidence of Benefits and Taxes in Central America
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




Tools for Monitoring Equity Outcomes: The Equity Lab, Top Incomes and CEQ Website

October 18, 2013
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)

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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.