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About Us

Growth Lab logoLed by Ricardo Hausmann, the Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development works to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking in developing countries. The Growth Lab places increased economic diversity and complexity at the center of the development story. Learn more about us.

COVID-19 Task Force

Representation of a virus colliding with map of the world on a purple backgroundThe Growth Lab's COVID-19 Task Force has been established to support our project counterparts across the globe. We are investing in the capacity to model the pandemic at the national level, explore the macroeconomic and fiscal implications and offer strategic guidance regarding policy decisions on the economic and epidemiological fronts in our collaborator countries. 

As we strategize with counterparts, we will share resources (either generated by our team or externally) for developing countries struggling to navigate the health and economic responses to COVID-19. Explore our Task Force resources.

Explore Our Global Reach



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Research Agendas

Growth Lab faculty and fellows engage in theoretical and empirical research on the determinants of growth and its social, political, and environmental sustainability. Our four core research agendas:

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Economic Complexity & The Product Space

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Growth Diagnostics

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Inclusive Growth

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Skills & Human Capital

The Product Space