I am the Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. I am also George A. Cowan Professor of the Santa Fe Institute. My research includes issues of growth, structural transformation, macroeconomic volatility, international finance, gender gaps and aid coordination.
Venezuela’s problems are self-inflicted and the country will only recover if it mends its ways. However, there is much that the rest of the world could do to help Venezuela out of its current crisis. How did we get here? … Continue reading
Diversification is critical to a country’s long term economic growth plan, especially as many older industries shrink in a world of globalization and rapid technological evolution. But establishing new industries in a region requires access to workers with the right … Continue reading
The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University has been ranked the 2nd best university think tank and 5th best international development think tank, according to UPenn’s new 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index. The Index – produced … Continue reading