Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University and a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. Her current research focuses on assessing the incidence of taxation and social spending in over twenty countries around the world, and on the determinants of income distribution dynamics in Latin America. She is a founding member and past president of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and was a co-director of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2000/1, Attacking Poverty. She is currently the director of the Commitment to Equity project (CEQ), editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality ‘s Forum and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Development Network (GDN). Recently, Lustig joined the Stiglitz et al. Commission on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.