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Cesar A. Hidalgo is the ABC Career Development Professor at the MIT Media Lab, an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School and a Research Fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Development (CID). A native of Santiago de Chile, his work focuses on improving the understanding of systems by using and developing tools of complexity and network science. His work includes applications to economic development and industrial policy, but also conducts research on systems biology, social networks, human dynamics and complexity theory. His work at CID focuses on exploring alternative descriptions of country's productive structures and their evolution. His goal is to help improve the understanding of the evolution of prosperity and help develop industrial policies that can help countries raise the living standards of their citizens.
Dr. Hidalgo's research has been published in Science, Nature and PNAS and has been covered in The Financial Times, The NY Times, Forbes, Newsweek and BBC, among other media. Dr. Hidalgo holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and a "Licenciatura" in Physics degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.