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Announcing the Most Recent 2015 CEQ Publications

September 25th, 2015

The Commitment to Equity Institute announced a slate of new articles published by its collaborators in academic journals and institutional reports. These works continue to advance the CEQ mission, which is to analyze the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in individual countries, and provide a roadmap for governments, multilateral institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to build more equitable societies. Directed by Nora Lustig, the CEQ is a joint effort of CIPR and the Department of Economics at Tulane University and the Inter-American Dialogue.

CEQ New Publications So Far in 2015

Cabrera, Maynor, Nora Lustig and Hilcias Moran. 2015. “Fiscal Policy, Inequality and the Ethnic Divide in Guatemala.” World Development,Vol. 76, pp. 263-279.

Higgins, Sean, Nora Lustig, Whitney Ruble and Timothy Smeeding. 2015. “Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States.” Review of Income and Wealth, Published Onlines May 24, 2015, DOI: 10.1111/roiw.12201.

Lustig, Nora. 2015. “Income redistribution and poverty reduction in Latin America: the role of social spending and taxation in achieving development goals,” Development Journal – Society for International Development, Volume 57 Issue 3-4 (Double Issue), September.

Lustig, Nora. 2015. “The Redistributive Impact of Government Spending on Education and Health: Evidence from 13 Developing Countries in the Commitment to Equity Project” Chapter 17 in Gupta, Sanjeev, Michael Keen, Benedict Clements and Ruud de Mooij, editors, Inequality and Fiscal Policy, Washington: International Monetary Fund.

Lustig, Nora. 2015. “Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Emerging Economies” in Chapter 7 in In it Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All. OECD Publishing. May.