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Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann : Piketty’s Missing Knowhow

  Theoretical frameworks are great because they allow us to understand fundamental aspects of a complex world in much simpler terms, just as maps do. But, like maps, they are useful only up to More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann : The Mismeasure of Technology

– There is nothing better than fuzzy language to wreak havoc – or facilitate consensus. Ludwig Wittgenstein argued that philosophical puzzles are really just a consequence of the misuse of language. More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann : Why Are Rich Countries Democratic?

– When Adam Smith was 22, he famously proclaimed that, “Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Harvard professor Ricardo Hausmann : Turning Good Economic Luck into Bad

–  It is often difficult to understand how countries that are dealt a pretty good economic hand can end up making a major mess of things. It is as if they were trying to commit suicide by jumping from More...

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