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.

Research

Oil/Gas well in Siberia Russia

'Smart Sanctioning' Russian Oil and Gas

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.

Read the Paper    Read the Science e-Letter

Spotlight

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Growth Co-Lab at LSE

The Growth Lab and the London School of Economics School of Public Policy have formed a new research collaboration to combine the expertise and reach of two of the world's leading academic research institutions.

Explore the Co-Lab   Watch Launch Event

How We Work

Academic Research

Academic Research

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.

Policy Research

Policy Research

Through country policy engagements, we employ and test various research approaches, tailored to a country, region, or city's specific constraints, opportunities, and capacity.

Digital Tools

Digital Tools

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.

Teaching

Teaching

We integrate research insights into master's and doctoral degree curricula at Harvard Kennedy School and executive education curricula for senior economists and policymakers.

Media & Outreach

Media & Outreach

We engage through seminars, special events, internships, podcsts, op-eds and social media.

Publications

Publications

We diffuse insights through working papers, peer-reviewed journals, books, reports, policy briefs, etc.

Where We Work

Impact & Reach in 2021

12

Country-Specific Projects

24

Publications

127

Executive Education Participants

52

Seminars & Talks