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Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Writing for PS since 2001
115 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. The Bioeconomy Will Not Save the Amazon
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    The Bioeconomy Will Not Save the Amazon

    Apr 4, 2024 Ricardo Hausmann explains how a strategy with growing support could inadvertently promote deforestation.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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