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Listing of CID related news and announcements from 2014-15.
Keeping Women Safe
January 2015 - Harvard Magazine
Rohini Pande addresses the root causes of violence against women in South Asia.
The Productivity of Trust
December 23, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann says governments are essential to the establishment of security, justice, property rights, and contract enforcement, all of which are essential to a market economy.
Did the movement to reform development start above a Chipotle?
December 3, 2014 - Humanosphere
Tom Murphy on the impact of the Building State Capability program's 'Doing Development Differently' workshop.
Kenya’s economy must improve to provide much needed jobs
December 2, 2014 - Financial Times
Ricardo Hausmann's theory of economic complexity as it relates to the Kenyan economy.
Helping Albania break with the past
November 18, 2014 - Harvard Gazette
CID's research collaboration in Albania is featured in the Harvard Gazette.
Renovating Industry in Colombia
November 10, 2014 - La Republica
CID's Colombia Atlas project and Prof. Hausmann are referenced in this article on industry in Colombia.
The Economics of Inclusion
November 7, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann says a strategy for inclusive growth must empower people by including them in the networks that make them productive. Inclusiveness should not be seen as a restriction on growth to make it morally palatable.
Could Low Oil Prices End Venezuela’s Revolution?
November 3, 2014 - The New Yorker
Follow up to the op-ed written by Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Santos suggesting Venezuela default on bond debt.
In India, Revealing the Children Left Behind
October 23, 2014 - New York Times
Lant Pritchett is quoted in an article about India's struggling educational system.
Venezuela's President crafting a disaster
September 18, 2014 - Boston Globe
Ricardo Hausmann responds to personal attacks made by Venezuelan President Maduro.
Should Venezuela Default?
September 5, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Angel Santos ask whether the Venezuelan government should default on its foreign bonds.
Reducing Colombia's Large Regional Gaps
September 2014 - Dinero
Eduardo Lora says there will be little progress in Colombia if the growth remains concentrated in wealthier regions.
Saudi Arabia Cushions Labor Reforms
September 7, 2014 - Gulf Business
Asim Khwaja on the new labor reforms in Saudi Arabia.
The Courage to Develop the World
July 27, 2014 - Storify
Marcela Escobari presents at the Zermatt Summit in Switzerland
Back to 'National Development': Lant Pritchett's quest for Millennium Development Ideals
July 21, 2014 - ESID blog
A summary of Lant Pritchett's lecture, "Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The risks of defining development down."
July 11, 2014 - NY Times
Filipe Campante, David Yanagizawa-Drott summarize their research paper - Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness?
The Open Drains of Latin America
June 28, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann rebuts the view that resource rich, poor countries are victimized by those with superior technology
No Money, No Time
June 13, 2014 - NY Times
Sendhil Mullainathan's research on scarcity is featured in the New York Times' Opinionator blog.
Q&A with Ricardo Hausmann on Colombian Economy
June 11, 2014 - Portafolio
Ricardo Hausmann took stock of the Colombian economy, and said the country has a good level of protection against risks that loom over emerging nations.
Poverty Under the Microscope
June 9, 2014 - Chronicle of Higher Education
Lant Pritchett speaks out against the usefulness of randomized evaluations in development economics.
Ukraine's real problem, in four graphs
June 8, 2014 - Boston Globe
In this feature for the Boston Globe, Marcela Escobari applies CID's economic complexity theories and the Atlas online to show the risks facing Ukraine and its complex industries.
Fight against Fake Drugs
June 4, 2014 - New York Times
David Yanagizawa-Drott's research on counterfeit malaria drugs sold in Uganda is featured.
Piketty's Missing Knowhow
May 27, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann applies Thomas Piketty's theoretical frameworks in Capital in the Twenty-First Centuryto the world today.
The Mismeasure of Technology
April 29, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann explains why technological diffusion does not occur, according to economic theory.
What Big Data Can't Tell Us About Health Care
April 13, 2014 - The New Yorker
Amitabh Chandra on why the release of Medicare payment data is valuable to private insurers.
Fake seeds force Ugandan farmers to resort to 'bronze age' agriculture
April 8, 2014 - The Guardian
David Yanagizawa-Drott's research on falsified hybrid seeds in Uganda is referenced in the Guardian.
Ricardo Hausmann at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2014
April 1-3, 2014 - Storify
Videos, photos, and social media commentary of Prof. Hausmann's appearances at the WEF.
Why are Rich Countries Democratic?
March 26, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann shows why successful political systems have had to create an 'alternative invisible hand' to sustain thriving economies.
CID, ICSS to Study Sports Complexity and Governance Indicator
March 24, 2014 - CID
A summary of the research collaboration between CID and the International Centre for Sport Security.
UK's neglected regions could be fired up by the power of imagination
March 24, 2014 - The Guardian
Growth Lab research on Implied Comparative Advantage referenced in this article on UK economics.
CAF announced as Founding Member of the Atlas online
February 17, 2014
Details on the CID/CAF affiliation and Executive President Enrique García Rodriguez visit to HKS.
India's Particulate Problem
February 9, 2014 - New York Times
In this op-ed, EPoD co-director Rohini Pande and MIT's Michael Greenstone estimate that the 200 million people who live in Indian cities would lose an average of 3.3 years of life because of the high particulate matter concentrations.
Impact of lack of sea access on South Sudan
February 4, 2014 - Foreign Policy
Ricardo Hausmann's research on transport costs in landlocked countries is referenced in Foreign Policy.
A Brain's View of Economics
January 29, 2014 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann looks at recent research on the human brain and shows what lessons for economic policy-making could be drawn.
Picking the world champion of trade
January 18, 2014 - The Economist
Ricardo Hausmann's Economic Complexity research is included in this article analyzing China's place in global trade.