Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann, a former minister of planning of Venezuela and former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank, is a professor of economics at Harvard University, where he is also Director of the Center for International Development.

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Newsart for Venezuela’s Bad Angels
World Affairs 4

Venezuela’s Bad Angels

For most of the 15 years since the start of Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution," skyrocketing insecurity, massive shortages, high inflation, and police brutality were simply facts of life with which… read more

Newsart for A Brain’s View of Economics
Economics 18

A Brain’s View of Economics

The human brain makes predictions by finding similarities between the patterns in recent sensory inputs and previous experiences stored in its vast memory. The same process is now perfectly feasible… read more

Newsart for The Tacit-Knowledge Economy
Education 5

The Tacit-Knowledge Economy

Knowhow resides in brains, and emerging and developing countries should focus on attracting them, instead of erecting barriers to skilled immigration. Because knowledge moves when people do, they… read more

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World Affairs 3

Housing versus Habitat

Peter Drucker, the influential management guru, famously said, “What does not get measured, does not get done.” He might have added that what gets measured poorly gets done poorly – and… read more

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