Why are many places still excluded from the modern economy? What can these societies do to attain levels of human comfort that we know are achievable?
These are the questions that animate the work at the Growth Lab.
At the Growth Lab, we push the frontiers of economic growth and development policy research, collaborate with policymakers to design actions, and share our insights through teaching, tools and publications, in the pursuit of inclusive prosperity.
As the war in Ukraine continues, Russia’s oil and gas exports remain an important lifeline. With the EU buying 75% of Russian gas exports and 50% of Russian oil exports, European governments are under increased pressure to scale up their energy sanctions. In this new research paper, Ricardo Hausmann, Ulrich Schetter, et al, explain why an import tariff, not an embargo, could be the most efficient way to sanction Russian energy.
How We Work
Our wide range of research falls into three categories – economic transformation, knowledge and technology diffusion, and the coordination of knowhow – and draws on multiple disciplines.
We translate research and thoughts into web applications and interactive storytelling, all made publicly available and used by a global community of policymakers, scholars, investors, and journalists.