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Ricardo Hausmann
By Ricardo Hausmann - Apr 03,2022
CAMBRIDGE  —  A funny thing happened on the way to net zero.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Nov 14,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Assume you knew nothing about a particular low-income country except the following facts. Its annual income per capita in 2020 was just $509, the seventh lowest in the world.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Nov 10,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Assume you knew nothing about a particular low-income country except the following facts. Its annual income per capita in 2020 was just $509, the seventh lowest in the world.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Oct 11,2021
CAMBRIDGE — The concept of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting standards has gone mainstream. Major Wall Street firms have adopted ESG standards as a guide to responsible investment, compelling the thousands of corporations in which they invest to do so as well.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 29,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Over the past 60 years, some development gaps across countries have narrowed impressively. But others have persisted.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 09,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Mark Twain purportedly said that “History never repeats itself, but it rhymes”. Typically, however, what rhymes is not the underlying historical facts but the narratives we construct around them.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jun 02,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Suppose you are a policymaker in a developing economy. Your country’s income per capita is a fraction of that in the United States, Western Europe, or Japan.
By Ricardo Hausmann - May 04,2021
CAMBRIDGE — If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, the old adage goes.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Apr 07,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Economics could advance enormously if it relaxed one of its most precious assumptions: Methodological individualism, or the idea that any explanation needs to be related to individuals making sensible decisions.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Feb 03,2021
CAMBRIDGE  —  Poor countries are cheap. In 2019, a dollar could buy more than twice as much in Argentina, Morocco, South Africa and Thailand as it could in the United States.

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