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professor Ricardo Hausmann On Friday, March 27th, 2015

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Secular Stagnation for Free

Something is definitely rotten in the state of capitalism. Despite unprecedentedly low interest rates, investment in most advanced countries is significantly below where it was in the years prior to the 2008 crisis, More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Austerity Is Not Greece’s Problem

When looking out a window, it is easy to be fooled by your own reflection and see more of yourself than the outside world. This seems to be the case when US observers, influenced by their own country’s More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Redistribution or Inclusion?

The issue of rising income inequality loomed large at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. As is well known, the United States’ economy has grown significantly over the past three decades, but the More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: The Productivity of Trust

–  The Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman once quipped that “Canada is essentially closer to the United States than it is to itself.” After all, most of its citizens live in a narrow band along More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Friday, November 7th, 2014

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: The Economics of Inclusion

– Many people find economic growth to be a morally ambiguous goal – palatable, they would argue, only if it is broadly shared and environmentally sustainable. But, as my father likes to say, “Why More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Monday, October 13th, 2014

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: The Procurement Goldmine

– Gold is rare. More than 99.9% of the Earth’s crust is composed of oxides of silicon, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, potassium, titanium, and phosphorus. So, for most of More...

Professor Michael J. Boskin On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Stanford Professor Michael Boskin: Policy “Crimes”

– When the Berlin Wall fell a quarter-century ago this November, pundits led by Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the end of history – the triumph of democratic capitalism over all rival systems. America’s More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Friday, September 5th, 2014

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Should Venezuela Default?

–  / By Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Angel Santos /  Will Venezuela default on its foreign bonds? Markets fear that it might. That is why Venezuelan bonds pay over 11 percentage points more than US Treasuries, More...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: The Real Raw Material of Wealth

– Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds. Rich countries export – often to those same poor countries – more complex products such as chocolate, cars,  More...

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann : The Open Drains of Latin America

– Stories are most believable when they reaffirm our prior beliefs and assumptions. If not, we tend to find them implausible.  A case in point is Eduardo Galeano’s much-admired 1971 book The Open Veins More...

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