Listing of CID related news and announcements from 2016/2017.
India-China Trade War Breaking Ties?
The Dollar Business - October 2017 (Interview on Page 21)
Past research found that a country is more likely to start entering the production of those products which its neighbouring countries are competitive at producing and that is true in India's case too.
As a Debt Deadline Looms for Venezuela, Maduro Is Defiant
The New York Times - November 2017
With the threat of default looming over Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro said late Thursday that his government would initiate a restructuring and refinancing of the country’s foreign debt.
The Moral Identity of Homo Economicus
Project Syndicate - November 2017
Two recent books – Identity Economics by Nobel laureate George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton and The Moral Economy by Sam Bowles – indicate that a quiet revolution is challenging the foundations of the dismal science, promising radical changes in how we view many aspects of organizations, public policy, and even social life.
Eldest son preference is main cause of Child Stunting in India
Daily Pakistan - November 2017
Child stunting in India – where over 30 percent of worlds stunted children live – exceeds that in poorer regions like Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report published by American Economic Association.
These 5 Countries Expect Major Economic Growth for the Next Decade
Capitalism.com - October 2017
New research shows that the global economy is making a major turn toward rapid economic growth, and will continue trending in that direction over the coming years.
Recipes for thriving cities
Harvard Magazine - September-October 2017
What does it take for a nation to become a bustling center for international trade? Ricardo Hausmann, professor of the practice of economic development and director of Harvard’s Center for International Development, has determined that countries with economies that are more complex—those with the most skills and capabilities—will be able to produce the greatest diversity of goods, and therefore become wealthier through success in international trade.
The Urban Theory of Everything - Why Seemingly Unrelated Phenomena Tend to Thrive in Large Cities
August 1, 2017
As we experience rapid urbanization around the globe it becomes more critical to understand the dynamics of cities and their dual capacity to spur creativity and wealth, and to amplify crime and disease. A research collaboration between CID and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health has resulted in the formation of a unified model to analyze how social phenomena occur in urban areas.
Can Venezuela Resurrect Its Economy?
July 26, 2017 - Council on Foreign Relations
President Nicolas Maduro has neither the desire nor the capacity to institute the market reforms and debt restructuring needed to revive Venezuela’s sinking economy, says economist Ricardo Hausmann.
India will be base to the economic pole of global growth over the coming decade
July 6, 2017 - The Hindustan Times
CID's 2025 Global Growth Projections forecast India as one of the fastest growing economies to 2025, at 7.7% annually
Uganda Among Fastest Growing Economies by 2025
July 5, 2017 - Uganda Radio Network
CID's 2025 Global Growth Projections place Uganda at the top of the list on the fastest growing economies by 2025
New 2025 Global Growth Projections Predict China’s Further Slowdown and the Continued Rise of India
June 28, 2017 - CID 2025 Global Growth Projections
The economic pole of global growth has moved from China to neighboring India, where it is likely to stay over the coming decade
Tourism Knowledge Exchange 2017: Delivering on Inclusion Through Tourism
June 21, 2017 - World Bank Tourism Knowledge Exchange
Watch CID Fellow Michele Coscia present on the economic impact of the tourism sector at the World Bank Tourism Knowledge Exchange
"Us and Prosperity" - Ricardo Hausmann gives a keynote speech at Rafael del Pino Foundation in Madrid
June 9, 2017 - Rafael del Pino Foundation in Madrid, Spain
Ricardo Hausmann, participated as keynote speaker at the Rafael del Pino Foundation in Madrid, Spain
The Hunger Bonds
May 26, 2017 - Ricardo Hausmann for Project Syndicate
Investing often creates moral dilemmas over goals: Should we aim to do well or to do good? Is it appropriate to invest in tobacco companies?
Unique Research Study Identifies Benefits of ‘Return Migration’ for Native Workers
March 31, 2017 - Doug Gavel - HKS News
New CID research study suggests that there may be benefits to local workers when previous migrants return to work at home
Charting a path towards Lanka’s durable success
March 13, 2017 - Ricardo Hausmann for Daily News
Ricardo Hausmann describes how CID is collaborating with the Government of Sri Lanka on a strategy to make progress faster, more sustainable and inclusive.
Fears South Africa Driving into Dead End Street
March 7, 2017 - Ricardo Hausmann - Business Day
Ricardo Hausmann shares his views on the future of South Africa, its challenges and possible paths to prosperity
Sri Lanka to boost economic diplomacy with Harvard University
March 7, 2017 - EconomyNext
Sri Lanka's government is boosting its economic diplomacy capacity with Harvard University which will help boost investments and exports
Harvard University to conduct online Economic Diplomacy course for Sri Lanka
March 7, 2017 - Colombo Page
Officials of Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry and Commerce Department announcement participation in Matt Andrews PDIA online course.
How long will it take Venezuela to recover from the economic debacle?
February 28, 2017 - Provdavinci
CID Research Fellows Miguel Santos and Douglas Barrios explore what's next for Venezuela's economy.
CID Ranked One of World’s Best Think Tanks
Feb. 3, 2017
CID has been named the 2nd best university think tank in the world by UPenn's 2016 Think Tank Index.
Harvard alerta sobre desaceleración y la desigualdad en Panamá
Feb. 2, 2017 - La Estrella Panama
Details growth diagnostic and economic complexity analysis done in Panama by Ricardo Hausmann, Luis Espinoza and Miguel Santos.
Sri Lanka needs economic knowhow
Jan. 11, 2017 - Daily News
Hausmann: Sri Lanka should rethink immigration, diaspora policies
Jan. 10, 2017 - Lanka Business Online
Ricardo Hausmann explains why Sri Lanka should rethink its immigration, diaspora and product development policies.
Words of Wisdom from Hausmann over Lankan exports push
Jan. 10, 2017 - Mirror Business
Sri Lanka's tight visa regime may be blocking export diversification
Jan. 10, 2017 - Economy Next
Previous news and announcements
The Top 100 Influential Economists
December 2016 - Richtopedia
Ricardo Hausmann and Dani Rodrik rank in the top 25 of this list based on social media influence.
These Harvard Economists Offer Differing Views for How to Save Venezuela
October 19, 2016 - Bloomberg News
Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco Rodriguez offer differing views on how to handle the crisis in Venezuela.
Restructuring Debt in the Dark
October 6, 2016 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann and Mark Walker on debt restructuring in Venezuela.
Making Microfinance More Effective
October 5, 2016 - Harvard Business Review
Rohini Pande, et al, conducts a review of rigorous academic studies of financial service innovations among the very poor to find out what services and products would unlock the most value for those at the bottom of the pyramid
The surge in violent crime is overblown — but here’s how to combat it
September 30, 2016 - Vox
Despite an increase in violent crime, Thomas Abt explains why there simply is no national crime wave, as certain candidates and commentators might have you believe.
Q&A with Ditmir Bushati, Albania's Minister of Foreign Affairs
September 21, 2016
Minister Bushati talks with CID about the Albania diaspora and other foreign policy topics.
Put Globalization to Work for Democracies
September 18, 2016 - NY Times
Dani Rodrik says globalization has deepened the economic and cultural divisions between those who can take advantage of the global economy and those who don’t have the resources and skills to do so.
Trump’s Foreign Admirers
August 25, 2016 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann op-ed on immigration policies of Latin America.
The Need for a Pivot to Learning: New Data on Adult Skills from Indonesia
August 10, 2016 - CGD Blog
Lant Pritchett examines adult literacy rates and numeracy skills in Indonesia and lobbies for developing country education systems to pivot to learning.
Emergency measures it would take to pull Venezuela back from total collapse right now
July 6, 2016 - Quartz
Growth Lab research on Venezuela's trade market is featured.
Venezuela Needs International Assistance to Recover
June 28, 2016 - New York Times
Ricardo Hausmann op-ed on what the world could do to help Venezuela out of its current crisis.
Innovation is Not Enough
June 9, 2016 - Project Syndicate
Dani Rodrik says it is the economy-wide productivity consequences of technological innovation, not innovation per se, that lifts living standards.
Caught in the Middle
June 4, 2016 - The Economist
Asim Khwaja on the challenges small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing regions have with access to finance.
CONCYTEC presentó uso y potencialidad del atlas peruano de la complejidad económica
May 24, 2016 - Peru Informa
CONCYTEC launches the Peruvian Atlas of Economic Complexity.
Senate Confirms Marcela Escobari as Head of USAID Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
May 20, 2016
Marcela Escobari is leaving her position as Executive Director of CID to lead USAID's Latin America and Caribbean Bureau.
What the world can learn from Argentina's holdout saga
May 20, 2016 - Vox/CEPR's Policy Portal
Eduardo Levy Yeyati and Juan José Cruces ask what lessons the world can draw from Argentina’s protracted and litigious restructuring saga.
How To Get India’s Women Working? First, Let Them Out Of The House
April 9, 2016 - India Spend
Rohini Pande, Jennifer Johnson & Eric Dodge say mobility is one of the key challenges many women confront when they set out to find a job.
Learning without Theory
March 30, 2016 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann on how learning happens and what makes a learning process successful.
Here’s why economists should be more humble, even when they have great ideas
March 25, 2016 - Washington Post
Q&A with Dani Rodrik on his book, "Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science."
The top 10 sources of data for international development research
March 16, 2016 - The Guardian
The Atlas and Globe of Economic Complexity ranked #1 on list of reliable, detailed data sources.
Venezuela's Economy: Can it Avoid Collapse?
February 19, 2016 - BBC Radio
Ricardo Hausmann on the Venezuelan economy and whether it's on the road to defaulting on its international debt.
CID Ranked 2nd Best University Think Tank in the World
February 9, 2016
UPenn's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program releases 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index.
Geography of Genius
January 21, 2016 - PBS NewsHour
Ricardo Hausmann contributes to this segment, "Hotbeds of genius and innovation depend on these key ingredients."
Should Business Travel be Obsolete?
January 20, 2016 - Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann explains the importance of moving people and not just information.
(New Delhi) Pollutants reduced by 18%
January 19, 2016 - Financial Times
Researchers at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and Evidence for Policy Design found "stark reductions" in pollutants.
Sri Lanka's agricultural productivity is surprisingly low
January 10, 2016 - Economy Next
Ricardo Hausmann discusses the Sri Lankan economy as part of CID's research collaboration with the government.
India Will Be Fastest-Growing Economy for Coming Decade
January 1, 2016 - Wall St. Journal
Summary of CID's release of 2024 Growth Projections.