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Ricardo Hausmann

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
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Jordan: The Elements of a Growth Strategy

Between 1999 and 2009, Jordan experienced a huge growth acceleration, tripling its exports and increasing income per capita by 38%. Since then, its economy has been thrown off balance, impacted by a number of external shocks that include the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, and the Syrian Civil War. For the past year, The Growth Lab has been working in the country with the goal of understanding what is hindering income growth per capita and drafting a roadmap to help Jordan get back on a sustainable growth track. On today's Growth Lab podcast, Director of Applied Research,...

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Johanna Ramos

Johanna Ramos

Former Research Fellow
Johanna Ramos is a former Growth Lab Fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Before joining CID, she worked at the Inter-... Read more about Johanna Ramos

Female Labor in Jordan

Women in Jordan are excluded from labor market opportunities at among the highest rates in the world. Previous efforts to explain this outcome have focused on specific, isolated aspects of the problem and have not exploited available datasets to test across causal explanations. In this podcast, Emma Cameron, student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, interviews Growth Lab Research Fellow Semiray Kasoolu. Semiray discusses Growth Lab...

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Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Senior Manager, Applied Research

Tim O’Brien joined CID in 2015 and has worked on both Growth Lab and Building State Capability projects.

He has led growth diagnostic research...

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Center for International Development
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Ellis J. Juan

Ellis J. Juan

Economic Development Specialist

On January 1st, 2017, Ellis J. Juan retired from the IDB under the Bank’s retirement program. He now acts as an Independent External Advisor on...

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