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Ricardo Hausmann
Professor of the Practice of Economic Development
Director, Center for International Development
Office:
79 John F. Kennedy St. Rubenstein Bldg 434
617-496-3740
617-495-7579

Ricardo Hausmann is Director of Harvard's Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government. He also teaches a capstone course on the MPAID program. Previously, he served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee. He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development. He holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.

 

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Outside Professional Activities For Ricardo Hausmann

2016

  • MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, Senior Fellow, Advisory Council - Unpaid
  • Santa Fe Institute, External Faculty - Unpaid
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Speaker – Paid
  • World Economic Forum, Chair of Global Agenda Council's Meta-Council on Inclusive Growth until June 2016 – Unpaid
  • Center for Global Development, External Fellow - Unpaid
  • Brookings Institute, Speaker - Paid
  • Project Syndicate, Columnist - Paid
  • HiCue Speakers, Speaker - Paid
  • Ricardo Hausmann Consulting, Consultant and Principle Investigator - Paid
  • FUNDESA, Speaker - Paid
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), Participant in Seminar - Unpaid
  • IEEE, Speaker - Unpaid
  • LACEA, Speaker - Unpaid
  • ABENGOA, Board Member until Nov 2016 - Paid

2015

  • MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, Senior Fellow, Advisory Council  – Unpaid
  • World Economic Forum, Chair of Global Agenda Council’s Meta-Council on Inclusive Growth –Unpaid
  • Santa Fe Institute, External Faculty –Unpaid
  • Abengoa, Advisory Board member – Paid
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Speaker – Paid
  • Center for Finance & Development, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Advisory Committee President – Unpaid
  • Center for Global Development, External Fellow – Unpaid
  • CAF, Speaker – Unpaid
  • Project Syndicate, Columnist – Paid
  • HiCue Speakers, Speaker – Paid
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Saudi Arabia, Consultant – Paid
  • Central Bank of Kazakhstan, Consultant – Paid
  • Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Consultant – Paid
  • Speakers Associates, Speaker – Paid
  • National Confederation of Industry, Brazil, Speaker – Paid
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Conference, Speaker – Unpaid
  • World Bank Distinguished Speaker Series, Speaker – Paid
  • Confecamaras, Speaker – Paid
  • Learned Society of Wales International Symposium, Presenter – Unpaid
  • SAGIA Global Competitiveness Forum, Speaker – Paid
  • Spinnaker Capital, Speaker – Paid

2014

  • MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, Senior Fellow, Advisory Council  – 2014 – Unpaid
  • World Economic Forum, Chair of Global Agenda Council’s Meta-Council on Inclusive Growth – 2014 – Unpaid
  • Santa Fe Institute, External Faculty – 2014 – Unpaid
  • Abengoa, Advisory Board member – 2014 – Paid
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), External Advisor – 2014 – Unpaid
  • Center for Finance & Development, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Advisory Committee President – 2014 – Unpaid
  • Center for Global Development, External Fellow – 2014 – Unpaid
  • CAF, Speaker – 2014 – Unpaid
  • BoA Merrill Lynch, Speaker – 2014 – Paid
  • Citi Group, Speaker – 2014 – Paid
  • Aspen Institute of Mexico (AIM), Speaker – 2014 – Paid
  • JP Morgan, Speaker – 2014 – Paid
  • Economics Conclave (India), Conference speaker – 2014 – Unpaid
  • Project Syndicate, Columnist – 2014 – Paid
  • HiCue Speakers, Speaker – 2014 – Paid
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Saudi Arabia, Consultant – 2014 – Paid
  • Central Bank of Kazakhstan, Consultant – 2014 – Paid
  • Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Consultant – 2014 – Paid

2013

  • Abengoa, Advisory Board Member - 2013/2014 - paid
  • MasterCard Senior Fellow - 2013/2014 - paid
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), consultant - 2013 - paid
  • World Bank, consultant - 2013 - paid
  • Growth Ventures, LLC, partner - 2012/2013 - paid
  • Camara de Comercio de Lima (CCL), speaker - 2013 - paid
  • JP Morgan - (Investor seminar at the time of IMF/WB Interim Meetings), speaker  - 2013 - paid
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), speaker - 2013 - paid
  • Quo Vadis 2013 - Foro anual de la industria Chile, speaker - 2013 - paid
  • UBS European Conference, speaker - 2013 - paid
  • Latin American Sales Conference, keynote speaker - 2013 - paid
  • Coppel, speaker - 2013 - paid
  • Sociedad Nacional de Industrias, speaker - 2013 - paid
  • Hilda Maria Falla Communicaciones, speaker - 2013 - paid

2012

  • Growth Ventures, LLC, partner - 2012/2013 - paid
  • Asimet – Asociación de Industrias Metalúrgicas y Metalmecánicas, speaker 2012 paid
  • Citi: LABLS (Latina America Business Leaders Summit), speaker - 2012 - paid
  • Fundacion Avina, Sustainable Development in Latin America, speaker - 2012 - paid
  • Annual Israeli Prime Minister’s Conference for Corporations and Growth, Israel - 2012 -  paid
  • Sociedad Nacional de Mineria, Petroleo y Energia, Lima, Peru - 2012 - paid
  • National Industrial Cluster Development Program, Saudi Arabia - paid

Contact

Phone: 617-496-3740
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Rubenstein Bldg 434

Faculty Expertise

Business & Regulation
Development & Economic Growth
Cities & Communities
Globalization
Poverty, Inequality & Opportunity
Science, Technology & Data

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79 John F. Kennedy St.
Mailbox: 34
Cambridge, MA 02138