Found 106 article(s) for author 'Ricardo Hausmann'

The Logic of the Informal Economy

The Logic of the Informal Economy. Ricardo Hausmann, June 19, 2013, Opinion. “A specter is haunting the world’s developing countries – the specter of the “informal” economy. For some, the informal sector includes all businesses that have not been registered with the authorities. For others, it refers to businesses that escape taxation. The International Labor Organization defines it as comprising firms that are small enough to fall outside the labor code. Whatever the definition, what has concerned many economists and gained policymakers’ attention is that the size distribution of firms in developing countries has a long tail…” Link

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The Short History of the Future of Manufacturing

The Short History of the Future of Manufacturing. Ricardo Hausmann, April 16, 2013, Opinion. “Advances in 3D printing, new human-robot interactions, extreme customization and shale energy are just some of the elements that will shape the future of manufacturing. As Yogi Berra said, “the future is no longer what it used to be”. But he also said that sometimes it is just “deja vu all over again.” The future of manufacturing, like its past, involves astonishing changes. After all, etymologically, the term literally means handmade or handicraft. The word stuck, even though production processes changed to mean almost its opposite…” Link verified August 21, 2014

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Time for a Wikipedia overseas aid policy

Time for a Wikipedia overseas aid policy. Ricardo Hausmann, March 18, 2013, Opinion.  “No one could be against the eradication of poverty, the expansion of access to education or reductions in infant and maternal mortality. These are among the Millennium Development Goals, the international framework for aid co-ordination agreed by the UN in 2000. But the MDG framework itself is deeply flawed – as is the current work on a post-2015 agenda. They wrongly set the same goals for all countries and prescribe an ineffective co-ordination mechanism…” May require purchase or user account. Link

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The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance

The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance. Ricardo Hausmann, March 2013, Paper. “We study the structure of international aid coordination by creating and analyzing a tripartite network of donor organizations, recipient countries and development issues using web-based information. We develop a measure of coordination and find that it is moderate, achieving about 60% of its theoretical maximum. Many countries are strongly connected to organizations that are related to the issues that are salient there. Nevertheless, we identify many countries that are…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified August 21, 2014

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The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance

The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance. Ricardo Hausmann, March 2013, Paper. “We study the structure of international aid coordination by creating and analyzing a tripartite network of donor organizations, recipient countries and development issues using web-based information. We develop a measure of coordination and find that it is moderate, achieving about 60% of its theoretical maximum. Many countries are strongly connected to organizations that are related to the issues that are salient there…” May require purchase or user account.  Link

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Venezuela Before Chávez – Anatomy of an Economic Collapse

Venezuela Before Chávez – Anatomy of an Economic Collapse. Ricardo Hausmann, 2013, Book. “At the beginning of the twentieth century Venezuela had one of the poorest economies in Latin America, but by 1970 it had become the richest country in the region and one of the twenty richest countries in the world, ahead of countries like Greece, Israel, and Spain. Between 1978 and 2001, however, Venezuela’s economy went sharply in reverse, with non-oil GDP declining by almost 19 percent and oil GDP by an astonishing 65 percent. What accounts for this drastic turnabout…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified August 21, 2014

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2013

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013. Ricardo Hausmann, 2013, Paper. “Countries and companies can be competitive only if they develop, attract and retain the best talent, both male and female. While governments have an important role to play in creating the right policy framework for improving women’s access and opportunities, it is also the imperative of companies to create workplaces where the best talent can flourish. Civil society, educators and media also have an important role to play in both empowering women and engaging men in the process…” Link

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The Dynamics of Nestedness Predicts the Evolution of Industrial Ecosystems

The Dynamics of Nestedness Predicts the Evolution of Industrial Ecosystems. Ricardo Hausmann, November 19, 2011, Paper. “In economic systems, the mix of products that countries make or export has been shown to be a strong leading indicator of economic growth. Hence, methods to characterize and predict the structure of the network connecting countries to the products that they export are relevant for understanding the dynamics of economic development. Here we study the presence and absence of industries in international and domestic economies and show that these networks are significantly nested…” Link

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