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Lustig, Nora

Works: 205 works in 515 publications in 2 languages and 13,088 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Arranger
Classifications: HC135, 338.972
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Most widely held works by Nora Lustig
Mexico, the remaking of an economy by Nora Lustig( )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today Mexico is viewed as a success story in the management of economic adjustment and structural reform. Inflation is under control, capital and foreign investment are returning, and output growth has increased. Mexico's recovery, however, has been neither fast nor smooth, and the social costs the country has borne for the past several years have been very large. In 1982, Mexico faced a severe balance-of-payments crisis. Rampant inflation, capital flight, and a collapse of economic activity were the consequences of an overexpansionist fiscal policy and adverse external conditions. For the next five years, the Mexican government struggled to restore stability and growth without success. Falling oil prices and lack of adequate external financing made these goals extremely difficult to achieve. With the implementation of the Economic Solidarity Pact, inflation was finally brought down in 1988. However, fiscal discipline and far-reaching reforms notwithstanding, growth did not follow. To convince investors to put their capital in Mexico required something more. Initiatives such as the reprivatization of the banking system and the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the United States finally produced the observed turnaround starting in 1990. In this book, Nora Lustig tells the story of adjustment and reform in Mexico from the onset of the debt crisis in 1982 through the early 1990s when the sweeping reforms began to bear fruit. The author looks closely at the social costs of adjustment and who bore the greatest share. In addition, she explores the characteristics of the new development strategy and analyzes the motivations and potential consequences of Mexico's search for greater economic integration with the United States
Declining inequality in Latin America : a decade of progress? by Luis Felipe López-Calva( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is inequality finally declining in a region marked by uncommonly high--and previously persistent--income disparities? And what does it imply for the future? In this excellent book, Lopez-Calva, Lustig, and their outstanding team of authors do not shy away from the complexity inherent in the interaction of economics, policy, and politics that lay behind changes in the distribution of incomes."--Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America, World Bank
Coming together? : Mexico-United States relations by Barry Bosworth( )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from a conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution on July 25, 1996
The microeconomics of income distribution dynamics in East Asia and Latin America by François Bourguignon( )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor markets in Latin America : combining social protection with market flexibility( )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one addresses labor market institutions in a broader context, such as collective bargaining arrangements, minimum wages and poverty, and optimal unemployment insurance schemes. Part two analyzes labor market performance in Latin America, the links between performance and labor market regulations, and the status of labor market reform in the region. These questions are addressed for the region as a whole and in great detail for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia. The book provides a comprehensive description of the existing labor institutions in Latin America, the problems they pose, and the trends in labor market reforms as well as the difficulties encountered by the reform process in specific cases
North American free trade : assessing the impact( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represents a historic change in relations among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The effect of the agreement on the three economies has generated controversy and some degree of alarm within each country. In this book, noted trade and development experts review the available literature on the effects of NAFTA on the three member countries and the world trading system. They evaluate how NAFTA will affect areas such as economic growth, employment, income distribution, industry, and agriculture in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and consider the significance the trade agreement holds for the rest of the world. Drusilla K. Brown begins the discussion by providing an overview and comparison of the general results from recent studies. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda and Sherman Robinson explore in greater detail the potential effects of NAFTA on wages and employment in Mexico and the United States. Sidney Weintraub reviews industry-specific effects of NAFTA, while Tim Josling explores how the trade agreement specifically will affect agriculture. Robert A. Pastor looks at the noneconomic issues of NAFTA, in particular, the environment, the social agenda, and human rights and democracy. Finally, Carlos Alberto Primo Braga considers the implications of NAFTA on the rest of the world. Following each of these chapters, international scholars assess the alternatives and provide recommendations for future research
Coping with austerity : poverty and inequality in Latin America by Nora Lustig( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Series of well-written articles examines regional poverty and income distribution. Includes separate articles on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as over 150 tables. Valuable contribution"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Distribución del ingreso y crecimiento en México : un análisis de ideas estructuralistas by Nora Lustig( )

7 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shielding the poor : social protection in the developing world( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poor are most vulnerable to economic crises, natural disasters, or health shocks and are least able to cope with their economic consequences. Yet, for the most part, the poor have no access to social protection and insurance mechanisms. The lack of insurance and coping mechanisms may force the poor to reduce food consumption and investment in their children as well as deplete their scarce assets. These responses irreversibly and negatively affect the productive asset base of the poor and their earning capacity, possibly driving them into a vicious cycle of greater vulnerability and deeper poverty." "Shielding the Poor presents a group of studies on social protection in the developing world from leading researchers. These studies address the issue of vulnerability of the poor to adverse shocks and propose policies to increase their protection and coping capacity. The studies emphasize the need for building permanent institutional structures that help reduce and manage to risks that households face as part of a coherent long-term strategy to reduce poverty and promote social equity." "Policy interventions that improve social protection not only help shield the poor from the adverse consequences of shocks but also boost economic growth and reduce chronic poverty over the longer term by reducing the perverse effects of these shocks on the human and physical capital of the poor and on the economic activities that they undertake."--Jacket
Attacking poverty by World Bank( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poor people live without fundamental freedoms of action and choice that the better-off take for granted. They often lack adequate food and shelter, education and health, deprivations that keep them from leading the kind of life that everyone values. They also face extreme vulnerability to ill health, economic dislocation, and natural disasters. And they are often exposed to ill treatment by institutions of the state and society and are powerless to influence key decisions affecting their lives. At the start of a new century, poverty remains a global problem of huge proportions. Of the world's 6 billion people, 2.8 billion live on less than $2 a day and 1.2 billion on less than $1 a day. Eight out of every 100 infants do not live to see their fifth birthday. Nine of every 100 boys and 14 of every 100 girls who reach school age do not attend school. Poverty is also evident in poor people's lack of political power and voice and in their extreme vulnerability to ill health, economic dislocation, personal violence and natural disasters. And the scourge of HIV/AIDS, the frequency and brutality of civil conflicts, and rising disparities between rich countries and the developing world have increased the sense of deprivation and injustice for many."--Http://
Social protection for equity and growth by Inter-American Development Bank( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides recommendations to reduce the economic vulnerability of the poor to shocks and help them cope with downturns in income. Social protection refers to public interventions - including labor market measures, social safety nets, pension systems and calamity funds - that can lessen the impact of these sudden events. They target low-income groups with precarious employment conditions or limited access to social security or other insurance systems. These groups often live near the subsistence level and lack the economic or politicl power to push for policies that can respond to their needs during times of crisis
The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank has partnered with the Commitment to Equity Institute at Tulane University to implement their diagnostic tool, the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Assessment, designed to assess how taxation and public expenditures affect income inequality, poverty, and different economic groups. The approach relies on comprehensive fiscal incidence analysis, which measures the contribution of each individual intervention to poverty and inequality reduction as well as the combined impact of taxes and social spending. The CEQ Assessment provide an evidence base upon which alternative reform options can be analyzed. The use of a common methodology makes the results comparable across countries. This volume presents eight country studies that examine the distributional effects of individual programs and policy measures, and the net effect of each country's mix of policies and programs. These case studies were produced in the context of Bank policy dialogue and have since been used to propose alternative reform options
Panorama y perspectivas de la economía mexicana : memoria del Coloquio sobre Economía Mexicana, marzo de 1979 by Coloquio sobre Economía Mexicana( Book )

15 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crecimiento económico y equidad( )

5 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalización comercial e integración regional : de NAFTA a MERCOSUR( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pobreza y desigualdad en América Latina by Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World development report by World Bank( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Development Report is the standard reference work for international economic data, and contains social and economic statistics for more than 200 countries. This edition focuses on the task of alleviating poverty
México, hacia la reconstrucción de una economía by Nora Lustig( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeks to describe and interpret Mexico's economic experience during the 1980s. Emphasizes the shift in development strategy from import substitution, State-controlled economy to an open economy in which the State's intervention is limited by a new legal and institutional framework. Also of interest is an examination of the social costs of the economic crisis and adjustment during the 1980s. Speculates about why adjustment and reform in the 1980s may have been easier for Mexico than for other debt-ridden countries"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s : the Cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico by Nora Lustig( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 2000 and 2010, the Gini coefficient declined in 13 of 17 Latin American countries. The decline was statistically significant and robust to changes in the time interval, inequality measures, and data sources. In-depth country studies for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico suggest two main phenomena underlie this trend: a fall in the premium to skilled labor and more progressive government transfers. The fall in the premium to skills resulted from a combination of supply, demand, and institutional factors. Their relative importance depends on the country
Appraising cross-national income inequality databases an introduction by Francisco H. G Ferreira( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to a growing interest in comparing inequality levels and trends across countries, a number of cross-national inequality databases are now available. These databases differ considerably in purpose, coverage, data sources, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and quality of documentation. A special issue of the Journal of Economic Inequality, which this paper introduces, is devoted to an assessment of the merits and shortcomings of eight such databases. Five of these sets are microdata-based: CEPALSTAT, Income Distribution Database (IDD), LIS, PovcalNet, and Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SEDLAC). Two are based on secondary sources: "All the Ginis" (ATG) and the World Income Inequality Database (WIID); and one is generated entirely through multiple-imputation methods: the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID). Although there is much agreement across these databases, there is also a non-trivial share of country/year cells for which substantial discrepancies exist. In some cases, different databases would lead users to radically different conclusions about inequality dynamics in certain countries and periods. The methodological differences that lead to these discrepancies often appear to be driven by a fundamental trade-off between a wish for broader coverage on the one hand, and for greater comparability on the other. These differences across databases place considerable responsibility on both producers and users: on the former, to better document and explain their assumptions and procedures, and on the latter, to understand the data they are using, rather than merely taking them as true because available
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The microeconomics of income distribution dynamics in East Asia and Latin America
Declining inequality in Latin America : a decade of progress?Coming together? : Mexico-United States relationsThe microeconomics of income distribution dynamics in East Asia and Latin AmericaLabor markets in Latin America : combining social protection with market flexibilityNorth American free trade : assessing the impactCoping with austerity : poverty and inequality in Latin AmericaShielding the poor : social protection in the developing worldAttacking poverty
Alternative Names
Lustig, N.

Lustig, N. C.

Lustig, Nora 1951-

Lustig, Nora C.

Lustig, Nora Claudia

Lustig, Nora Claudia, 1951-

Nora Lustig Argentine economist

Nora Lustig economista argentina

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Spanish (54)