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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Hausmann, Ricardo, Ljubica Nedelkoska, and Sehar Noor. "You Get What You Pay For: Sources and Consequences of the Public Sector Premium in Albania and Sri Lanka." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-004, February 2020.
Mealy, Penny, J. Doyne Farmer, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Determining the Differences that Matter: Development and Divergence in US States over 1850-2010." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-030, September 2018.
Coscia, Michele, Timothy Cheston, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Institutions vs. Social Interactions in Driving Economic Convergence: Evidence from Colombia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-014, February 2017.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Ljubica Nedelkoska. "Welcome Home in a Crisis: Effects of Return Migration on the Non-Migrants’ Wages and Employment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-015, January 2017.
Coscia, Michele, Ricardo Hausmann, and Frank Neffke. "Exploring the Uncharted Export: An Analysis of Tourism-Related Foreign Expenditure with International Spend Data." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-048, November 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Juan Obach, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Special Economic Zones in Panama: A Critical Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-044, October 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Luis Espinoza, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Shifting Gears: A Growth Diagnostic of Panama." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-045, October 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Jose Ramon Morales, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Economic Complexity in Panama: Assessing Opportunities for Productive Diversification." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-046, October 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Timothy Cheston, Miguel Ángel Santos, and Carlo Pietrobelli. "Towards a Prosperous and Productive Chiapas: Institutions, Policies, and Public-Private Dialog to Promote Inclusive Growth." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-047, March 2016.
Levy, Dan, Ricardo Hausmann, Miguel Angel Santos, Luis Espinoza, and Miguel Flores. "Why is Chiapas Poor?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-049, July 2015.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Jasmina Chauvin. "Moving to the Adjacent Possible: Discovering Paths for Export Diversification in Rwanda." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-022, May 2015.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Brad Cunningham, John Matovu, Rosie Osire, and Kelly Wyett. "How Should Uganda Grow?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-004, February 2014.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Cesar A. Hidalgo, Daniel P. Stock, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Implied Comparative Advantage." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-003, February 2014, Revised January 2019.
Dell’Erba, Salvatore, Ricardo Hausmann, and Ugo Panizza. "Debt Levels, Debt Composition, and Sovereign Spreads in Emerging and Advanced Economies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-028, September 2013.
Bahar, Dany, Ricardo Hausmann, and Cesar A. Hidalgo. "Neighbors and the Evolution of the Comparative Advantage of Nations: Evidence of International Knowledge Diffusion?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-025, August 2013.
Bahar, Dany, Ricardo Hausmann, and Cesar Hidalgo. "International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Papers (RWP12-020 and 235), May 2012.
Bustos, Sebastián, Charles Gomez, Ricardo Hausmann, and César A. Hidalgo. "The Dynamics of Nestedness Predicts the Evolution of Industrial Ecosystems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Papers (RWP12-021 and 236), May 2012.
Klimek, Peter, Ricardo Hausmann, and Stefan Thurner. "Empirical Confirmation of Creative Destruction from World Trade Data." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Papers (RWP12-022 and 238), May 2012.
Ganguli, Ina, Ricardo Hausmann, and Martina Viarengo. "“Schooling Can’t Buy Me Love”: Marriage, Work, and the Gender Education Gap in Latin America." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-032, June 2010.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "The Other Hand: High Bandwidth Development Policy." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper series (179 and RWP08-060), October 2008.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "In Search of the Chains that Hold Brazil Back." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper (181 and RWP08-061), October 2008.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Bailey Klinger. "Growth Diagnostics in Peru." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper series (181 and RWP08-062), October 2008.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Bailey Klinger. "Achieving Export-Led Growth in Colombia." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series (182 and RWP08-063), October 2008.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "Final Recommendations of the International Panel on the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (ASGISA)." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series (163 and RWP08-032), June 2008.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Dani Rodrik, and Charles F. Sabel. "Reconfiguring Industrial Policy: A Framework with an Application to South Africa." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series (168 and RWP08-031), June 2008.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Bailey Klinger, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "Examining Beneficiation." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series (162 and RWP08-030), June 2008.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Francisco Rodríguez, and Rodrigo Wagner. "Growth Collapses." Center for International Development and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series (CID-136 and RWP06-046), October 2006.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Bailey Klinger. "South Africa’s Export Predicament." Center for International Development and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series (CID-129 and RWP06-040), September 2006.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Bailey Klinger. "Structural Transformation and Patterns of Comparative Advantage in the Product Space." Center for International Development and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series (CID-128 and RWP06-041), September 2006.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Edwin Lim, and Michael Spence. "China and the Global Economy: Medium-Term Issues and Options - A Synthesis Report." Center for International Development and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series (CID-126 and RWP06-029), July 2006.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "Economic Growth: Shared Beliefs, Shared Disappointments?" Center for International Development and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series (CID-125 and RWP06-030), July 2006.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Federico Sturzenegger. "Global Imbalances or Bad Accounting? The Missing Dark Matter in the Wealth of Nations." Center for International Development and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series (CID-124 and RWP06-003), January 2006.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Jason Hwang, and Dani Rodrik. "What You Export Matters." Centre for Economic Policy Research, Center for International Development, and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series (CEPR-5444, CID-123, RWP05-063), December 2005.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Lant Pritchett, and Dani Rodrik. "Growth Accelerations." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP04-030, July 2004.
Rodrik, Dani, and Ricardo Hausmann. “Economic Development as Self-Discovery.” KSG Faculty Research Working Papers Series RWP02-023, March 2002.