News Archive

Listing of CID related news and announcements from 2015-16.

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.

Soccer Under Seige
December 22, 2015 - Harvard Gazette
Though top FIFA officials have been barred on ethics charges, Matt Andrews says the global game needs reform and accountability.

CID Executive Director Marcela Escobari Nominated to Lead USAID Latin America & Caribbean Bureau
December 7 , 2015 -
CID Executive Director Marcela Escobari is nominated by President Obama to head USAID Latin America & Caribbean Bureau.

A new way of visualising world trade
October 23, 2015 - WEF's Agenda
An introduction to CID's Globe of Economic Complexity.

Places are poor, not people
October 8, 2015 - Inclusion Hub
Inclusion Hub spoke with Ricardo Hausmann about how those who are excluded must be included in the inclusive growth process through interventions to increase their productivity.

Government-led Innovation
October 6, 2015 - Inclusion Hub
Inclusion Hub spoke with Eduardo Lora about the role of government in advancing innovation.

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 - The Guardian
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.