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Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Writing for PS since 2001
104 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

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

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  1. Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Sep 30, 2022 Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.

  2. The Economic Case for Guaranteeing Ukraine’s Security
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    The Economic Case for Guaranteeing Ukraine’s Security

    Jun 28, 2022 Ricardo Hausmann argues that protecting investments and value chains is essential to the country’s future prosperity.

  3. How to Eat Russia’s Oil Lunch
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    How to Eat Russia’s Oil Lunch

    Mar 31, 2022 Ricardo Hausmann highlights the common international incentive to reduce the country’s global market share.

  4. The Case for a Punitive Tax on Russian Oil
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    The Case for a Punitive Tax on Russian Oil

    Feb 26, 2022 Ricardo Hausmann explains why a high levy would both weaken Russia and benefit consuming countries.

  5. Green Growth at the End of the Flat World
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    Green Growth at the End of the Flat World

    Dec 9, 2021 Ricardo Hausmann shows how the relocation of energy-intensive industries will force a rethink of national economic strategies.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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