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Tulane University

Ángel Melguizo

Non-Resident Research Fellow

Ángel Melguizo is Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Unit at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), coordinating the OECD’s flagship publication on Latin America, Latin American Economic Outlook.

He is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and holds a Ph.D. in Public Economics and a B.A. in Economics from Complutense University of Madrid.

His work as a CIPR fellow has been related to the Commitment to Equity project. Among his recent contributions is the report entitled: How middle class are middle-income households in Latin America? which assesses the vulnerability of the middle-class sector in Latin America and the level of labor informality. This report was developed with Dr. Nora Lustig, Director of the CEQ Institute.

Dr. Melguizo is currently working on a project that analyses the mobility of tax systems, transfers and public services in 9 Latin American countries. He will further this research by assessing how the satisfaction with basic public services determines tax payments and the strength of the social contract.

In addition, he is co-organizer of the Red Iberoamericana de Política Fiscal III meeting, which will be held in Brasilia on November 5-6, 2015. These meetings aim at the development of fiscal systems that favor growth and employment and the improvement of tax efficiency.

Dr. Melguizo directs a course for Latin American senior government officials called Taxation and Social Protection through the Organization Goberna.

His research Interests include: middle class, social mobility, public services, pensions, informality in Latin America, fiscal policy in Latin America.

Access his publications here.