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By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 05,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Before COVID-19, spending on business travel totaled $1.5 trillion a year, about 1.7 per cent of world GDP. Now it is down to a trickle, as countries have closed their borders and social distancing has taken hold.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jul 01,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Certainty is like a rainbow: Wonderful but relatively rare. More often than not, we know that we do not know. We may seek to remedy this by talking to people who may know what we want to know. But how do we know that they know?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jun 01,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Suppose you knew that a hurricane was coming, but meteorologists were uncertain if it would make landfall as a Category 2 or a Category 5 storm.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Apr 23,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Many countries are now under lockdown to lower the growth rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
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

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