Listing of CID related news and announcements from 2017-2018.
Targeting the Poor
Finance & Development - December 2018
Rema Hanna, et al, examine the forms of social protection developing countries are delivering to their poor citizens, and how they can be optimized.
How many more migrants and refugees can we expect out of Venezuela?
Brookings Up Front - December 2018
Douglas Barrios and Dany Bahar explain how the number of Venezuelan migrants and refugees could surpass 8 million.
How to End Venezuela’s Nightmare
Project Syndicate - December 2018
Ricardo Hausmann says Venezuela’s problems will not be solved without regime change and that could – and should – happen after January 10, when the international community will no longer recognize the legitimacy of Nicolás Maduro's presidency.
Mapping Project Reveals New Way to Study Government
CID and Northeastern research collaboration develops a new way of empirically mapping the functional structures of governments. ;
New Service Export Data Visuals Offer Pathways to Promote Economic Growth
September 12, 2018
CID's Atlas of Economic Complexity now features trade in services, including tourism, transport, finance, and telecom for over 170 countries.
The knowhow path to Sri Lankan development
DailyFT - September 5, 2018
Ricardo Hausmann explains why Sri Lanka’s choice of being closed to immigration matters for development.
The Measure of a Tragedy
NPR's Planet Money: The Indicator - June 19, 2018
Ricardo Hausmann joins Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia and shares indicators that capture the horrifying scale of the catastrophe in Venezuela.
Financial Times - May 7, 2018
The FT's John Authers on CID's 2026 Growth Projections.
Harvard offers hope on SA economy
Sunday Times LIVE - May 4, 2018
Sunday Times LIVE examines South Africa's ranking in the 2026 Growth Projections.
Southeast Asia Surging in CID's New Global Growth Projections
May 3, 2018
Countries that have diversified their economies into more complex sectors, like India and Vietnam, are those that will grow the fastest in the coming decade.
Here Are the Countries Safest From a Robot Job Revolution
Fortune Magazine - April 2, 2018
Automation may render millions of jobs obsolete—but some countries may be in a better position to face the robots than others.
Harvard Economist Calls for Tariff Reforms to Increase Exports
Daily FT - February 9, 2018
Making a compelling case against tariff regimes, renowned Harvard economist Dr. Robert Lawrence yesterday called for a simpler system with significantly lower tariffs in order to increase Sri Lanka’s exports.
Development, Collective Know-how and Us
January 29, 2018
During a talk at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Ricardo Hausmann discussed the importance of collective know-how in technology diffusion and the importance of a sense of us in creating the needed cooperation to support the implementation of technology.
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.
Small steps, Big change
August 30, 2017
HKS writer Katie Gibson explains how CID's Building State Capability program helps government officials in developing countries who recognize that implementation of policies and programs is their weakest link, better their skills and ensure that it is adaptable to their own specific context and challenges.
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 - Prodavinci
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