News and announcements in 2016
The Top 100 Influential Economists
December 2016 - Richtopia
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.