Ricardo Hausmann

Professor of the Practice of Economic Development
Director of Center for International Development
Center for International Development
Office Address
Rubenstein-414
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 34
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-3740
Fax: 617-496-8753
Email: ricardo_hausmann@harvard.edu
Ricardo Hausmann

Profile

Ricardo Hausmann is Director of Harvard's Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government. Previously, he served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee. He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development. He holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.

Courses

Fall

  • PED-309 Development Policy Strategy
  • PED-130 Why Are So Many Countries Poor, Volatile, and Unequal?

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