Found 103 article(s) for author 'Ricardo Hausmann'

Ricardo Hausmann: Taking Stock of Complexity Economics

Ricardo Hausmann: Taking Stock of Complexity Economics. Ricardo Hausmann, 2012, Video. “Ricardo Hausmann, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University speaking at the breakout panel entitled “Taking Stock of Complexity Economics: Which Problems Does It Illuminate?” at the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin…” Link

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Ireland can show Greece a way out of the crisis

Ireland can show Greece a way out of the crisis. Ricardo Hausmann, February 8, 2012, Opinion. “The generosity of the world is again being wasted on Greece. As officials meet in Athens to thrash out the details of the latest bail-out, we must urgently recognize that our approach to understanding the crisis is flawed. Greece has so far been analyzed through either a fiscal or a Keynesian lens. The fiscal view argues Greece can only be fixed by raising taxes, cutting spending and restructuring debt. The Keynesian one says these measures hurt growth and tax revenues…” May require purchase of user account. Link

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2012

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012, Ricardo Hausmann, 2012, Paper. “The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them…” Link

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A Network View of Economic Development

A Network View of Economic Development. Ricardo Hausmann, 2008, Paper. “This paper discusses whether the type of product a country produces and exports matter for subsequent economic performance by applying a network view of economic development. The authors argue for a network view to describe product relatedness and illuminate various aspects of such development. Their main goal is to develop a more nuanced view of development, concentrating on understanding how nations develop different industries and products, rather than trying to predict how they accumulate capital.”  Link

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Ricardo Hausmann: Networks Understanding Networks – How to Infer What Countries Know from What They Produce and Why It Matters

Ricardo Hausmann: Networks Understanding Networks – How to Infer What Countries Know from What They Produce and Why It Matters. Ricardo Hausmann, 2011, Video. “The Product Space network has considerable implications for economic policy, as its structure helps elucidate why some countries undergo steady economic growth while others become stagnant and are unable to develop…” Link

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The network structure of economic output

The network structure of economic output. Ricardo Hausmann, October 2011, Paper. “Much of the analysis of economic growth has focused on the study of aggregate output. Here, we deviate from this tradition and look instead at the structure of output embodied in the network connecting countries to the products that they export. We characterize this network using four structural features: the negative relationship between the diversification of a country and the average ubiquity of its exports, and the non-normal distributions for product ubiquity, country diversification and product co-export…” Link

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Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Does it Foretell the Closing of the Employment, Marriage, and Motherhood Gaps?

Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Does it Foretell the Closing of the Employment, Marriage, and Motherhood Gaps? Ricardo Hausmann, April 2011, Paper. “In this paper we examine several dimensions of gender disparity for a sample of 40 countries using micro-level data. We start by documenting the reversal of the gender education gap and ranking countries by the year in which it reversed. Then we turn to an analysis of the state of other gaps facing women: we compare men and women’s labor force participation (the labor force participation gap), married and single women’s labor force participation (the marriage gap), and…” Link

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2011

The Global Gender Gap Report 2011. Ricardo Hausmann, 2011, Paper. “Given the complexity of the world today and the economic, demographic, environmental and political transformations we face, we must commit to a new mindset, one that discards old prejudices and inertia and instead commits to new ideas and new solutions. Empowering and educating girls and women and leveraging their talent and leadership fully in the global economy, politics and society are fundamental elements of the new models required to succeed in today’s challenging landscape…” Link

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Optimal tax and debt policy with endogenously imperfect creditworthiness

Optimal tax and debt policy with endogenously imperfect creditworthiness, Ricardo Hausmann, December 9, 2010, Paper, “This paper studies the patterns of optimal tax rates and borrowing in a developing country characterized by a costly tax collection. Its access to the international credit market is determined by the efficiency of the tax system, the relative bargaining power of creditors, and the outstanding debt. Country risk modifies considerably the pattern of taxes and borrowing in recessions. The tax rate exhibits strong counter-cyclical patterns in economies operating close to the credit ceiling, whereas the tax rate exhibits very few cyclical...”  Link

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Country diversification, product ubiquity, and economic divergence

Country diversification, product ubiquity, and economic divergence. Ricardo Hausmann, October 2010, Paper. “Countries differ markedly in the diversification of their exports. Products differ in the number of countries that export them, which we define as their ubiquity. We document a new stylized fact in the global pattern of exports: there is a systematic relationship between the diversification of a country’s exports and the ubiquity of its products. We argue that this fact is not implied by current theories of international trade and show that it is not a trivial consequence of the heterogeneity in the level of diversification of countries or…” Link

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