Below please find various memorabilia that Dr. Lustig has collected through her work, travels, and from her family.



Organización Internacional del Trabajo – El Trabajo Decente
Ciudad de México, February 2020

Nora Lustig gives keynote presentation at the International Labour Organization’s “El Trabajo Decente” event.


Bridges to Policy
Washington, D.C., April 2019

Tulane students in celebrated economist Nora Lustig’s “Inequality and Poverty in Latin America” course were recently given the rare opportunity to engage with policy makers in the nation’s capital. Partnering with the Inter-American Dialogue and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), thirteen students traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the new “Bridges to Policy” program created by Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University.

Over the span of three intensive days, both graduate and undergraduate students met and engaged with analysts from leading think tanks and policy makers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Organization of American States (OAS). Topics ranged from Brazil under Bolsonaro, China and Latin America’s development, challenges of quality education, migration in the Americas, and shielding the poor from crisis in Argentina, among several other discussions.

“The ‘Bridges to Policy’ program uniquely exposes our students to the fascinating world of policy-in-the-making, the value of knowledge in policymaking, and the many career paths open to students interested in influencing policy,” explained Lustig.

Bethany Beachum, a graduate student in Latin American Studies, believes the experience was eye opening.”The ‘Bridges to Policy’ program has influenced my understanding of my career and research focus by putting names and faces with institutions that I only understood vaguely or in theory prior to this.”

After this program’s great success, the School of Liberal Arts looks forward to making the “Bridges to Policy” program part of the school’s regular curriculum.


T20 Argentina Summit
September 16 – 18, Buenos Aires

Nora Lustig meets with President Macri

Since its creation, the primary goal of the Think 20 (T20) has been to develop concise, research-based policy recommendations to enable a broader vision in directing the G20 policy making process. As the world is experiencing some of the most impactful changes in history, the T20 seeks to demonstrate that technical knowledge is at the service of the world’s population and countries’ growth and development. It is our duty to think, produce evidence and actively look for new solutions in order to achieve an economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive future.

The Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) and the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) were mandated by the Argentine government to organize and co-chair the T20 process during Argentina’s G20 presidency.

The T20 Argentina is organized around ten Task Forces that have been working on concrete and relevant policy challenges. These Task Forces provided a platform for the free exchange of evidence-based views and opinions among experts from more than 150 think tanks and senior representatives of the private sector and international organizations from over 60 countries.

The T20 Argentina has been an intense, open and plural process with regular expert meetings, two official T20 Argentina events and more than 25 associated events. The process resulted in the elaboration of more than 80 Policy Briefs with evidence-based policy recommendations to address global challenges such as climate change, food security, multilateral trade and global inequality, among others. The Policy Briefs were reviewed by experts and are published on the T20 platform. A selection of T20 policy recommendations are presented in the T20 Communiqué.

La Nacion: T20: Macri encabezó la apertura del encuentro de “think tanks” en el CCK


Family photo of T20 Argentina Advisory Board Members


Latin American Studies Association Barcelona Panel

Nora Lustig participated in LASA’s panel on After NAFTA: Income Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Mexico.


“Labour income inequality in Mexico: Puzzles solved and unsolved,” by Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez and Nora Lustig. Presented at LASA Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. May 24, 2018.


Workshop On Harmonization Of Household Surveys, Fiscal Data And National Accounts: Comparing Approaches And Establishing Standards
May 17 and 18, 2018, Paris

The CEQ Institute’s Nora Lustig, Ludovico Feoli, and Sean Higgins participated in a workshop hosted by The World Inequality Lab at the Paris School of Economics in Paris. The workshop focused on methods to combine household surveys, fiscal data and national accounts in order to measure income and wealth inequality systematically across countries and over time. This workshop sought to review and debate different methodological approaches and establish data collection and production standards among different research groups.

Click here to view the workshop’s program.


“The Missing Rich in Household Surveys: A Survey of Causes and Correction Methods,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Paris School of Economics as part of Workshop on Harmonization of household surveys, fiscal data and national accounts: comparing approaches and establishing standards, Paris, France. May 17-18, 2018.

“Conclusions?,” by Nora Lustig. Presented at the Paris School of Economics as part of Workshop on Harmonization of household surveys, fiscal data and national accounts: comparing approaches and establishing standards, Paris, France. May 17-18, 2018.



LACEA honors Professor Lustig with the title of President Emerita

November 10, 2017

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA, Professor Lustig received the title of President Emerita in recognition of her role in the creation of the Association and her strong leadership and unwavering support. The award ceremony took place on November 10, 2017 in Lustig’s native city of Buenos Aires. Lustig concluded her reception speech by urging the audience, particularly women economists, to “Never receive a ‘No’ for an answer. Dream on.”

Read the official announcement here.

Professor Lustig posing with her LACEA President Emerita plaque in hand.
Lustig along 5 former LACEA Presidents, 1 current President and one incoming President. (Pictured left to right: Lora, Calvo, Edwards, Fishlow, Lustig, Levy, Tommasi, and Hausmann)
The LACEA President Emerita plaque reads: “On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA, Professor Nora Lustig is awarded the title of ‘President Emeritus’ in recognition of her strong leadership and unwavering support.


“Methodological Advances in Fiscal Incidence Analysis Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ),”
Presented at Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 7 and 8, 2017.

Alvaro Forteza from Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, on the redistributive impact of pensions; Nora Lustig from Tulane, Francois Bourguignon from the Paris School of Economics, and Stephen Younger from the CEQ Institute listening in.


Una escuela con más de 90 años de historia.
A rare shot of Tulane’s campus from above circa 1920s.
Joseph Stiglitz and Nora Lustig at ECINEQ dinner honoring TonyAtkinson, July 19, 2017
Pictured: Branko Milanovic, NoraLustig, and GabrielZucman
Nora Lustig presents at Paris School of Econmics, May 31 2017 (pictured: Facundo Alvaredo and Thomas Piketty)


Nora Lustig’s painting of DC’s 2016 blizzard. Painted in January, 2017.



Nobel Prize winners Angus Deaton and Joseph Stiglitz (right), with OECD’s Chief Statistitician Martine Durand and Tulane’s Nora Lustig at the meeting of the High Level Expert Group on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress, OECD Headquarters, Paris, September 10-11, 2016.


Nora with Enrique Iglesias at Palacio Real, Madrid – April 2016


Palacio Real, Madrid – April 2016


Signing Sean Higggins’ Doctoral



Signing Yang Wang’s Doctoral



Reception on Dec. 11, 2015 to celebrate the Gates Foundation grant to the CEQ Institute. Nora Lustig with Economics Department faculty and PhD students.


Reception on Dec. 11, 2015 to celebrate the Gates Foundation grant to The CEQ Institute. Ludovico Feoli, director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research,
with Nora Lustig, Tulane’s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics.


Nora Lustig and former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, Dialogue’s Gala Dinner, Washington D.C., Nov. 17, 2015


Nora Lustig with Ambassador Miguel Basañez and wife, and Daniel Chavez and wife, Dialogue’s Gala Dinner, Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2015


Book signing in honor of Enrique Iglesias (left), Inter American Dialogue, Washington D.C., Nov. 16, 2015


Minister Seth Terkper Stephen Younger (Ithaca College) with CEQ Institute Director Nora Lustig at the presentation of the Commitment to Equity Assessment of Ghana in seminar co-organized by MofFinance and International Growth Center. Accra, Ghana, October 30, 2015


Presenting CEQ results for Ghana in Accra



Honoring Albert Fishlow in RIo de Janeiro. July 3 2015


Honoring Albert Fishlow in Rio de Janeiro. July 3 2015


The Atkinson Commission on Poverty – Paris, June 26 2015


Carmen Diana Deere, Ludovico Feoli, and Nora Lustig at Tulane University. March 3, 2015.


Dinner menu from Tulane University and World Bank CEQ learning event. Tabbard Inn, Washington, DC. February 18, 2015.


With Winnie Byanyima and Donald Kaberuka and others at the Oxfam Inequality Conference hosted by Oxford University (UK). January 19, 2015.



Winnie Byanyima, Michele Bachelet, Christine Lagarde, and Nora Lustig at La Moneda Palace, Santiago, Chile. Dec 4, 2014


Standing with Minister of Strategic Affairs in Brazil, Marcelo Neri. November 18, 2014


With Nelson Mandela’s statue. Pretoria, South Africa. Nov 5, 2014


Jurado Premio Vidanta 2014 at Place Nuevo Vallarta, México on August 28, 2014. To the right of Professor Lustig is former president of Uruguay, Julio Sanguinetti, and to her left is Jose Luis Machenea, former head of CEPAL.


Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Spring 2014 class


Nora’s son, Carlos (left), was featured in The Washington Post along with Emiliano Ruprah (right) for their initiative empowering non-tech entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C.


The presidents of Argentina, Brazil and Chile in 1976 and 2015. What a change!


Current photos of my High School, Comercial No. 7 on Monroe Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Interior 1, Interior 2, Interior 3, Interior 4)



Permio Vidanta Roundtable, Riviera Maya, Mexico, on September 6, 2013


Premio Vidanta Jury in Riviera Maya, Mexico, on September 6, 2013. To Nora’s left (looking straight into the picutre) is Julio Sanguinetti, former president of Uruguay, and to the right is Amb. Luis Mayra (former Chilean Ambassador to Mexico); others: Billie Miller, former prime minister of Barbados, Jose Luis Machinea, former head of Central Bank in Argentina and former Executive General of UNECLAC; Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Administrator at UNDP; and Ambassador Angulo, former Ambassador to Mexico from Spain.


Economics of Poverty, Class of Fall 2013


Meetings of the LACEA/IADB/WB/UNDP Research Network on Inequality and Poverty (NIP), the World Bank, Washington DC. May 6 2013. From left to right: Rodrigo Valdes, Louise Cord, Guillermo Cruces, Nora Lustig and Francisco Ferreira