HKS Affiliated Authors


South Africa's export predicament. Ricardo Hausmann, September 17, 2008, Paper. "Using South Africa as an example, this article explores how the structure of production affects export diversification and economic growth. We show that the lagging process of structural transformation is part of the explanation for stagnant exports per capita in South Africa over the past 40 years. This slow structural transformation is shown to be a consequence in part of the peripheral nature of South Africa's productive capabilities..." May require purchase or user account. Link