News Archive

Listing of CID related news and announcements from 2014-15.

Economists vs. Economics
September 10, 2015 - Project Syndicate
Dani Rodrik argues that economics is not the kind of science where one true model works best in all contexts.

Why Aren’t India’s Women Working?
August 23, 2015 - The Guardian
Rohini Pande and Charity Troyer Moore examine why women in India are becoming more educated but are not entering the work force.

Does Capitalism Cause Poverty
August 21, 2015 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann explains how poverty is not the consequence of unbridled capitalism, but of a capitalism that has been bridled in just the wrong way.

'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development
July 30, 2015 - New York Times
Matt Andrews joins an expert panel which discusses sustainable development goals.

Fighting Corruption Won’t End Poverty
July 24, 2015 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann explains how the anti-corruption agenda often ends up stimulating the creation of organizations that are more obsessed with abiding by the new and burdensome processes than they are with achieving their stated goals.

Data poverty makes it harder to fix real poverty. That’s why the UN should push countries to gather and share data.
July 20, 2015 - Washington Post
Rohini Pande details the pervasive effects of data deprivation in South Asia research.

Counting Ramadan: The Economics of Religion
July 14, 2015 - Foreign Affairs
Filipe Campante and David Yanagizawa-Drott on the economic impact of Ramadan.

Devaluation wouldn’t be a panacea for Greece’s economic woes
July 9, 2015 - Brookings
Dany Bahar and Michael Kransdorff argue that while devaluation may lead to a short-term boost in Greek exports, it does not assure a productivity increase among Greek firms.

Degrees of Fakery
July 6, 2015 - The Times of India
Rohini Pande on how the new degree requirement for elected office in India has led to a frenzy of forged documents.

Los resultados económicos de la educación son decepcionantes
June 28, 2015 - El Pais
Q&A with Ricardo Hausmann on topics including the role of education in economic growth

Learning the Lessons of Stagnation (Latam)
June 27, 2015 - The Economist
Ricardo Hausmann on the stagnation of Latin American economies.

Diaspora Goldmine
June 25, 2015 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann says a country’s diaspora, and the diasporas it hosts, can be a huge asset for its development

Growth opportunities for Bolivia
June 21, 2015 - Pagina Siete
Marcela Escobari and Tim Cheston visit La Paz and share insight into Bolivia's economic complexity and development.

The Education Myth
May 31, 2015 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann explains why education cannot solely support a nation's growth.

India's Economic Revival Confirmed by Harvard Study
May 20, 2015 - Forbes
The rise of India as an Asian economic powerhouse is getting harder to ignore with a research team at Harvard University (CID) predicting that India could soon be growing at close to twice the annual rate of its arch-rival, China.

Diversity drives Indian Ocean region
May 8, 2015 - Financial Times

India to achieve highest GDP growth over next 8 yrs, overtake China: Harvard study
May 8, 2015 -

India GDP growth seen at 7.9 per cent over next 8 years, says Harvard study
May 8, 2015 - Business Today

New Growth Projections Predict the Rise of India, East Africa and Fall of Oil Economies
May 7, 2015 - CID
Growth Lab researchers reveal new 2023 growth projections and rankings of productive dynamism for 128 countries.

The Narrative Roots of Public Policy
April 27, 2015 - Project Syndicate

Labor Mobility and Migration: The Missing Heart of the Sustainable Development Goals
April 9, 2015 - Center for Global Development Blog
Lant Pritchett on the discrimination of migrant workers.

Secular Stagnation for Free
March 27, 2015 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann explains that in order to harness the possibilities of new technology, we may need non-market forms of payment for valuable contributions.

GDP-linked Bonds: Can Argentina’s Failure Become Greece’s Success?
February 19, 2015 - Real Time Economics Issues
Eduardo Levy Yeyati on how GDP-linked bonds can help/hurt Greece.

CID Ranked Top 5 Think Tank in the World
January 22, 2015 - Global Go To Think Tank Index
CID has been ranked the 3rd best university think tank and 5th best international development think tank, according to the newly released 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index.

World economy poised for oil price upswing, say Davos economists
January 20, 2015 - Financial Times
Ricardo Hausmann and other leading economists discuss the impact lower oil will have on the global economy.

In Indian Villages, the Power of a Powerful Woman
January 15, 2015 - NY Times
Rohini Pande on the electoral challenges women face in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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."

Measuring Ramadan
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.