Colombia Atlas

Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Director, Growth Lab
Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, HKS

Ricardo Hausmann is the founder and Director of Harvard’s Growth Lab and the Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at...

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Office Address: Rubenstein-338

Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 34
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Assistant: Alexandra Villegas
p: 617-496-3740
Nedelkoska, L., et al., 2021. The Role of the Diaspora in the Internationalization of the Colombian Economy.Abstract
We studied the geography as well as the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of 1.7 million members of the global Colombian diaspora (34% of the total estimated Colombian diaspora) using census and survey data from major host countries, and 3.5 million Twitter users located around the world presumed to be of Colombian origin. We also studied the locations and industries of Colombian senior managers and directors outside Colombia, using a global database of over 400 million companies. Moreover, we studied the migration journeys, the diaspora’s attachment to Colombia, the level of diaspora engagement and interest in engaging, the intentions to return back home, the interest in diaspora government policy, and the overall sentiment of the diaspora towards Colombia, through a survey which received 11,500 responses from the diaspora in well over 100 countries in less than two months. We additionally interviewed 12 Colombian transnational entrepreneurs and professionals, to understand what attracts them professionally to Colombia, and what may stand in the way of more diaspora engagement and professional growth.
Juan Tellez

Juan Tellez

Former Research Fellow, Growth Lab
Juan Tellez is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) scholar and former Growth Lab Fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy... Read more about Juan Tellez
Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell

Former Program Assistant, Growth Lab
Stuart Russell formerly provided research and administrative assistance to the Growth Lab program. Originally from Ellicott City, Maryland, Stuart graduated... Read more about Stuart Russell
Katherina Nguyen

Katherina Nguyen

Former UX/UI Designer, Center for International Development
Katherina Nguyen formerly led interactive interface design and data visualization work to support the Atlas development team and help showcase the center's... Read more about Katherina Nguyen