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Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Writing for PS since 2001
114 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Ricardo Hausmann, a former minister of planning of Venezuela and former chief economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, is a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Harvard Growth Lab.

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  1. Is Industrial Policy Like Vitamin C or Penicillin?
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    Is Industrial Policy Like Vitamin C or Penicillin?

    Nov 24, 2023 Ricardo Hausmann considers whether such interventions should be regular and modest, or used sparingly for specific purposes.

  2. From Oppenheimer to Fauci
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    From Oppenheimer to Fauci

    Sep 7, 2023 Ricardo Hausmann highlights the tumultuous but crucial relationship between academic expertise and public policy.

  3. The Case for Green Industrial Parks
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    The Case for Green Industrial Parks

    Jul 13, 2023 Ricardo Hausmann suggests that many manufacturers will be impelled to relocate to regions with abundant clean energy.

  4. The Supply Side of Decarbonization
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    The Supply Side of Decarbonization

    May 30, 2023 Ricardo Hausmann touts strategies that create incentives for developing countries to produce renewables and other green goods.

  5. ChatGPT’s Lessons for Economic Development
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    ChatGPT’s Lessons for Economic Development

    May 8, 2023 Ricardo Hausmann suggests that the unexpected achievements of large language models hold a valuable lesson for policymakers.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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