PROFESSOR RICARDO HAUSMANN
Director, Harvard’s Growth Lab
Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy
Ricardo Hausmann is the founder and Director of Harvard’s Growth Lab and the Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School. Under his leadership, the Growth Lab has grown into one of the most well-regarded and influential hubs for research on international development.
His scholarly contributions have had a significant impact on the study and practice of development. These include the development of the Growth Diagnostics and Economic Complexity methodologies, as well as several widely used economic concepts, such as Dark Matter, Original Sin, and Self-discovery.
PROJECT SYNDICATE: "MIND THE MIND GAP"
While developing countries have been catching up to their richer counterparts on some key metrics, there is a growing gap in the local capabilities needed to make the most of new technological innovations.
EUROPP: "WHAT ECON. COMPLEXITY THEORY CAN TELL US ABOUT EU'S PANDEMIC RECOVERY PLANS"
Economic complexity theories can provide a useful tool for evaluating whether the recovery and resilience plans submitted by EU member states are well-designed.
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