Found 116 article(s) for author 'Ricardo Hausmann'

Venezuela Has a Refugee Crisis Of Syrian Magnitudes

Venezuela Has a Refugee Crisis Of Syrian Magnitudes. Ricardo Hausmann, May 21, 2018, Audio, “Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard economist and Former Minister of Planning for Venezuela, discusses Venezuela’s elections and economic outlook.Alan Bjerga, agriculture reporter for Bloomberg, on how the agriculture sector is hurting from GOP policies on trade, NAFTA, and the rejection of farm legislation in the House.Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO Global, on investing in robotics, automation and AI. Brooke Sutherland, Industrials and Deals columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, on GE merging its century-old locomotive business with Wabtec Corp. in a deal valued at $11.1 billion.Link

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There’s ‘no fundamental problem’ with the US trade deficit

There’s ‘no fundamental problem’ with the US trade deficit. Ricardo Hausmann, April 6, 2018, Video, “The U.S. is wasting its time trying to fix a non-existent problem regarding its current account deficit, according to an economics professor at Harvard University. A number of U.S. policymakers have sought to justify stoking a trade war with China in recent weeks, saying it is “unfair” for the world’s biggest economy to have a current account deficit — which measures the flow of goods, services and investments into and out of the country — with Beijing.Link

 

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Industrial Policy: Love it or Hate it?

Industrial Policy: Love it or Hate it? Lant Pritchett, Ricardo Hausmann, February 28, 2018, Video, “Industrial policy has been one of the most heated issues in the history of development. It was viewed as a tool to stimulate activity, but debating what and how to incentivize is the wrong question. Ricardo Hausmann says the new industrial policy is an information revelation process about the state of possibilities, the nature of the obstacles and figuring out whether you can sort out the obstacles so that these new activities can take over.Link

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Job-cutting technologies: we’ve been here before: In the face of new technologies, nations and their governments should concentrate on mastering technologies and seizing opportunities.

Job-cutting technologies: we’ve been here before: In the face of new technologies, nations and their governments should concentrate on mastering technologies and seizing opportunities. Ricardo Hausmann, January 2018, Paper, “The article discusses economic impact of new technologies on business operations, labor, and employment. Topics explored include the reduced demand for labor due to the adoption of general purpose technologies such as three-dimensional (3-D) printing and artificial intelligence, the displacement of employees due to the adoption of new technologies, and the outlook for jobs that would support these technologies.Link

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D-Day Venezuela

D-Day Venezuela. Ricardo Hausmann, January 2, 2018, Opinion, “As conditions in Venezuela worsen, the solutions that must now be considered include what was once inconceivable. A negotiated political transition remains the preferred option, but military intervention by a coalition of regional forces may be the only way to end a man-made famine threatening millions of lives.Link

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How Best to Promote Research and Development

How Best to Promote Research and Development. Ricardo Hausmann, November 24, 2017, Opinion, “Clearly, there is something appealing about a start-up-based innovation strategy: it feels democratic, accessible, and so California. But it is definitely not the only way to boost research and development, or even the main way, and it is certainly not the way most major innovations in the US came about during the twentieth century.Link

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Odiousness Ratings for Public Debt

Odiousness Ratings for Public Debt. Ricardo Hausmann, August 30, 2017, Opinion, “Well-functioning markets should have shut down the Venezuelan regime’s access to finance long before US President Donald Trump did. The fact that they didn’t not only shocked the moral sentiments of many, but also revealed a fundamental defect in sovereign debt markets’ institutional architecture.Link

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Appraising the Economic Potential of Panama Policy Recommendations for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Appraising the Economic Potential of Panama Policy Recommendations for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth. Ricardo Hausmann, 2017, Paper, “This report aims to summarize the main findings of the project as gathered by the three baseline documents, and frame them within a coherent set of policy recommendations that can help Panama to maintain their growth momentum in time and make it more inclusive. Three elements stand out as cornerstones of our proposal: (i) attracting and retaining qualified human capital; (ii) maximizing the diffusion of know-how and knowledge spillovers, and (iii) leveraging on public-private dialog to tackle coordination problems that are hindering economic activity outside the Panama-Colón axis.Link

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