I am the Director of the Growth Lab at the Center for International Development at Harvard University and Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy 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.
Harvard Gazette – February 2019 Thousands of angry demonstrators in Venezuela took to the streets again this week to protest the government of President Nicolás Maduro, two weeks after he was sworn in for a second term following an election … Continue reading
The Venezuelan economy has collapsed. Years of economic mismanagement and a deepening political crisis have led to a recession that has almost no parallel in recent memory. But explaining just how bad things have gotten is also really hard because … Continue reading
IMF’s Finance and Development Magazine – September 2017 In nearly 40 years of navigating government, academia, and international financial institutions, Ricardo Hausmann has been on a quest to discover what makes some countries succeed and others fail. He likes to … Continue reading