Found 102 article(s) for author 'Ricardo Hausmann'

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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The building blocks of economic complexity

The building blocks of economic complexity. Ricardo Hausmann, June 28, 2009. “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 countries are connected to the products they export, and show…” Link

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again. Ricardo Hausmann, Spring 2009, Opinion.  “Just when Latin America seemed to have overcome its chronic boom-bust cycles, the implosion on Wall Street raised new worries about instability. This time it was supposed to be different. Even as the world economy spiraled into a free fall, Latin America seemed not only poised to break the boom-bust cycle of the previous three decades—but to survive the debacle of 2008. With the economic expansion that started in 2003, the region looked stronger than it had ever been, thanks largely to the structural reforms enacted as a result of previous crises…” Link

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The Mexico Competitiveness Report 2009

The Mexico Competitiveness Report 2009. Ricardo Hausmann, 2009, Paper. “The key strengths and weaknesses of Mexico’s economic landscape are explored in a comprehensive new report co-produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID). The Mexico Competitiveness Report 2009 was released in late June at a workshop in Mexico City attended by several top-level government officials, including Mexican President Felipe Calderón MPA/MC 2000…” Link

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009. Ricardo Hausmann, 2009, Paper. “Over the last year, the world has seen the biggest recession in almost a century. It is clear that recovery will require, among other things, the best of talent, ideas and innovation. It is therefore more important now than ever before for countries and companies to pay heed to one of the fundamental cornerstones of economic growth available to them—the skills and talent of their female human resource pool. As consumers, voters, employees and employers, women will be integral…” Link

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