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Listing of recent news items and announcements that originally appeared on the Center's home page.
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Debt?
April 30, 2013 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann on the debate over whether high levels of public debt are associated with lower long-term economic growth.
Why Ending Extreme Poverty isn't Good Enough
April 28, 2013 - Bloomberg Business Week
Lant Pritchett's research on proposing a higher international standard for poverty is highlighted in Charles Kenny's column on extreme poverty.
The Short History of the Future of Manufacturing
April 22, 2013 - American Scientific
Ricardo Hausmann writes the future of manufacturing, like its past, involves astonishing changes. It's one part in a series of reports which examinex new technologies, materials and methods shaping the future of fabrication.
The hard road from reform to implementation
April 16, 2013 - Brenthurst Foundation
Matt Andrews elaborates on the gap between form and function in Africa.
How to win the Mexican drug war
April 12, 2013 - Washington Post
Viridiana Rios, a fellow in inequality and criminal justice at HKS, writes about her joint research project with Michele Coscia, a postdoctoral fellow at CID.
How to become capable of growth
April 2013 - IMF Podcast
Ricardo Hausmann explains how a country's capabilities are linked to its economic growth.
PFM reform: signal failure
March 28, 2013 - Public Finance International
Matt Andrews on how developing countries adopt PFM reforms without concern of local context.
Everything you think you know about poverty is wrong
March 25, 2013 - Deseret News
A recap of Lant Pritchett's presentation at the Wheatley International Affairs Conference in Sundance, Utah.
Development 3.0 - adapting leadership for a changing world
March 21, 2013 - The Guardian
Ricardo Hausmann, Matt Andrews participate in a live chat on The Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network website.
Time for a Wikipedia overseas aid policy
March 18, 2013 - Financial Times
Ricardo Hausmann says setting uniform goals for all developing countries is misguided.
CID Executive Director, Research Fellow named Young Global Leader by WEF
CID Executive Director Marcela Escobari and Research Fellow Martina Viarengo have been named Young Global Leaders (YGL) for the World Economic Forum's Class of 2013. Escobari and Viarengo will join exceptional leaders from around the world who are working to impact global challenges.
The legacy of Hugo Chavez: low growth, high inflation, intimidation
February 25, 2013 - The Guardian
Ricardo Hausmann authors a commentary on Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
You must make the new machines
January 4, 2013 - MIT Technology Review
Ricardo Hausmann says the U.S. has a chance to invent the manufacturing technology of tomorrow.
Institutional reforms a must for growth
December 3, 2012 - The Daily Star
A news report on Lant Pritchett's presentation "Folk and the Formula - Pathways to Capable States" for the Brac Development Institute
Ricardo Hausmann helps launch Graduate Institute's new research center
November 22, 2012 - L'Agefi
MPA/ID Students win 3rd Prize in MIT Pitch Contest
October 22, 2012
Min. Konneh Wows Harvard Students
October 5, 2012 - All Africa
Chile, lyrics and music
September 7, 2012 - Capital Magazine (in Spanish)
Renato Garcia Jimenez interviews Ricardo Hausmann about Chile's economic development.
Has environmental regulation been successful in India?
July 16, 2012 - Ideas for India
CID Faculty Rema Hanna comments on the effectiveness of environmental regulations in India, how they can successfully reduce pollution, and the inherent tradeoffs.
WEF Africa 2012: The Observatory of Economic Complexity
May 1, 2012 - This is Africa
Faculty Associate Cesar Hidalgo discusses The Observatory of Economic Complexity.
Ireland can show Greece a way out of the crisis
February 8, 2012 - Financial Times
Exports hold the key to economic survival, writes Ricardo Hausmann
2012 Smart List: 50 People who will change the world
January 24, 2012 - Wired Magazine
CID Faculty Affiliates Sendhil Mullainathan ("a rising star in behavioural economics") and Cesar Hidalgo ("a young academic bringing economics, networks and data science together") are featured as people who are going to make an impact on our future.
Scientist’s Online Interviews Draw His Peers Out of Lecture Mode
January 9, 2012 - The New York Times
Faculty Affiliate Cesar Hidalgo talks about his research and Internet show, "Cambridge Nights: Conversations About a Life in Science."
The Top 100 Global Thinkers
November 28, 2011 - Foreign Policy
Lant Pritchett is included in this unique portrait of 2011's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them.