Panama

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Ricardo Hausmann

Director
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
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Luis Espinoza

Former Research Fellow

Luis Espinoza joined the Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2014. His research interests are the process of economic structural transformation, both from...

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Juan Obach

Juan Obach

Former Research Fellow

Juan Obach joined the Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2016. Prior to joining CID, Juan worked for four years in the Central Government of Chile. First...

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Shifting Gears in Panama: Policy Recommendations for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

On today's Growth Lab podcast, Harvard Kennedy School student Alexandra Gonzalez interviews Miguel Angel Santos, Adjunct Professor in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Director of Applied Research at Harvard's Growth Lab. Miguel discusses the Growth Lab's research initiative in Panama aimed at exploring export...

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Analysis of Economic Potential of Panama: Maximizing Spillovers of the Panama Canal

Panama has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the previous decade. In that short but vibrant time span, the country managed to double its income per capita. Growth has been spearheaded by the development of a modern service sector on the activities surrounding the Canal, and non-residential construction. Large public infrastructure projects and the private provision for infrastructure demanded by the service sector, have fueled growth and expanded job opportunities for non-skilled workers.