Found 133 article(s) for author 'Ricardo Hausmann'

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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Harvard’s Hausmann Asks JPMorgan to Cut Venezuela From Index

Harvard’s Hausmann Asks JPMorgan to Cut Venezuela From Index. Ricardo Hausmann, May 26, 2017, Video, “Harvard University economist Ricardo Hausmann is calling on JPMorgan Chase & Co. to remove Venezuela from its bond indexes so that investors whose portfolios track the gauges aren’t compelled to buy notes issued by a government accused of human-rights violations.Link

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Das Knowhow Kapital

Das Knowhow Kapital. Ricardo Hausmann, March 17, 2017, Opinion, “It has been a quarter-century since apartheid ended, and 23 since the African National Congress took power in South Africa. But, as President Jacob Zuma reported in his recent State of the Nation Address, the country’s whites remain in control.  “White households earn at least five times more than black households,” said Zuma, and “only 10% of the top 100 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are owned by black South Africans.” Whites still represent 72% of top management. The Gini coefficient, a widely-used measure of inequality, shows no sign of falling and remains one of the highest in the world.” Link

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Development in Someone Else’s Country

Development in Someone Else’s Country. Lant Pritchett, Ricardo Hausmann, February 28, 2017, Video, “In this discussion with Ricardo Hausmann, Lant Pritchett shares his belief that there’s too much concern with attribution in development efforts. Development is too broad and complicated to focus on establishing a chain of causality. Lant references research from 2009 where NGO efforts were named slightly more than crime as a mechanism that people said helped them escape poverty.Link

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