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By Ricardo Hausmann - Feb 13,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Devastating fires from the Amazon to Australia, powerful storms and changing rain patterns have made it hard for policymakers to remain silent about climate change.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jan 02,2020
CAMBRIDGE — The scenario is all too familiar. A reformist government wants to boost economic growth and employment by implementing market-friendly reforms designed to make the country more attractive to, often foreign, investors.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Nov 13,2019
WINDHOEK — Gasoline is supposed to be combustible.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Sep 23,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Is there such a thing as too much sanctity? After all, even the word sanctimonious indicates an excessive show of devotion. The fervour for sanctification may hide darker motives, and attaining it may be deeply counterproductive.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 01,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Just because a tire is flat at the bottom does not mean that the hole is there. The same can be said about labor markets.
By Ricardo Hausmann - May 16,2019
CAMBRIDGE — One of the slogans of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers is, “We can’t eat prestige.” In other words, the university should not get away with paying low wages just because it is prestigious to work there.But while prestige may not be nourishing, it is
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jan 02,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Secrets may be among the most valuable assets that governments have: the Trojan Horse, the Enigma code, the Manhattan Project and surprise attacks such as Pearl Harbour, the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War are just a few of the best-known examples.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Nov 14,2018
CAMBRIDGE — Suppose two people hold different opinions about a policy issue. Is it possible to say that one is right and the other wrong, or do they just have different preferences?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Sep 02,2018
CAMBRIDGE — Have you ever wondered why business schools do not teach the proper way to whip a worker to obtain maximum effort without damaging the asset?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jul 31,2018
CAMBRIDGE — On July 23, Alejandro Werner, the director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Western Hemisphere Department, announced that the IMF was expecting inflation in Venezuela to reach 1,000,000 per cent by year’s end.

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