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

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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“Schooling Can’t Buy Me Love”: Marriage, Work, and the Gender Education Gap in Latin America

“Schooling Can’t Buy Me Love”: Marriage, Work, and the Gender Education Gap in Latin America. Ricardo Hausmann, July 2010, Paper. “In this paper we establish six stylized facts related to marriage and work in Latin America and present a simple model to account for them. First, skilled women are less likely to be married than unskilled women. Second, skilled women are less likely to be married than skilled men. Third, married skilled men are more likely to work than unmarried skilled men, but married skilled women are less likely to work than unmarried skilled women. Fourth, Latin American women…” Link

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Redemption or Abstinence? Original Sin, Currency Mismatches and Counter-Cyclical Policies in the New Millenium

Redemption or Abstinence? Original Sin, Currency Mismatches and Counter-Cyclical Policies in the New Millenium. Ricardo Hausmann, February 2010, Paper. “This paper updates our previous work on the level and evolution of original sin. It shows that while the number of countries that issue local-currency debt in international markets has increased in the past decade, this improvement has been quite modest. Although we find that countries have been borrowing at home, thanks to deepening domestic markets, we document that foreign participation in these markets is more limited than what is usually assumed…” Link

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2010

 The Global Gender Gap Report 2010. Ricardo Hausmann, 2010, Paper. “Nordic countries Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden continue to demonstrate the greatest equality between men and women, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2010. The Global Gender Gap Index was created with the specific purpose of being comparable across time. The 2010 Report aggregates five years of data and seeks to reveal country progress in a transparent manner…” Link

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Ricardo Hausmann – Building Blocks of Economic Complexity

Ricardo Hausmann – Building Blocks of Economic Complexity. Ricardo Hausmann, 2009, Video. “The Atlas of Economic Complexity online is a powerful interactive tool that enables users to visualize a country’s total trade, track how these dynamics change over time and explore growth opportunities for more than a hundred countries worldwide. The Atlas is used by investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, students and the general public to better understand the competitive landscape of countries around the globe…” Link

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Certification Strategies, Industrial Development and a Global Market for Biofuels

Certification Strategies, Industrial Development and a Global Market for Biofuels. Ricardo Hausmann, October 2009, Paper.  “A disproportionately large amount of the world’s agronomic potential for the production of bio-ethanol is concentrated in a subset of developing countries. To develop that potential, countries need both the existence of an appropriate local business ecosystem and reliable global demand. The creation of a global market for green biofuels, however, is affected by a constellation of diverse and sometimes conflicting policy goals, which tend to complicate policy discussion…” Link

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The Building Blocks of Economic Complexity

The Building Blocks of Economic Complexity. Ricardo Hausmann, September 2009, Paper. “For Adam Smith, wealth was related to the division of labor. As people and firms specialize in different activities, economic efficiency increases, suggesting that development is associated with an increase in the number of individual activities and with the complexity that emerges from the interactions between them. Here we develop a view of economic growth and development that gives a central role to the complexity of a country’s economy by interpreting trade data as a bipartite network in which…” Link

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