Last Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Dr. Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard University participated as keynote speaker at the Rafael del Pino Foundation in Madrid, Spain. His presentation, entitled, “Us and Prosperity” analyzed the relation between economic development and the sense of identity, the belonging to a group, community or society.
Large influxes of migrants into foreign labor forces can often harm the fortunes of native workers, particularly those in low-skilled positions. A 2015 study, for instance, documented the wage losses suffered by native-born Americans in Miami as a result of the Mariel boatlift in 1980, during which as many as 125,000 Cubans immigrated to south Florida. But a new research study focusing on an entirely different set of migrants during a more recent period suggests there may be benefits to local workers when previous migrants return to work at home.... Read more about Unique Research Study Identifies Benefits of ‘Return Migration’ for Native Workers
Ricardo Hausmann — Harvard development economist, former Venezuelan minister of planning and long-time friend and adviser to SA’s Treasury — visited SA last week and says he fears the country is heading towards making a mistake. He served on the International Panel on Growth, which provided a rich set of recommendations to the Treasury in 2008.
Looking back at their report, compiled by 20 of the world’s top economic thinkers from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it is distressing to see how determinedly that advice...
As part of its economic diplomacy role, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has undertaken a unique initiative to design and implement an online Economic Diplomacy Course catering to Sri Lanka's specific economic needs and challenges.
This Course is a result of the Foreign Ministry's collaboration with the Department of Commerce and Harvard University, one of the most prestigious Universities in the world.
The ceremonial launching of the Course was held today, 7th March 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presided over by the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva. Also participating at the event were Mrs. Sonali Wijeratne, Director General, Department of Commerce; Professor Matt Andrews, Senior Lecturer, Harvard University Center for International Development (HCID), invited guests and officials selected to take part in the Course.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is collaborating with the Harvard Center for International Development on a project to identify and rapidly catalyse new or emerging export sectors and enlarge Sri Lanka’s export basket.
The initiative is being held under the guidance of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and the Board of Investment (BOI).
On the request of State Minister of International Trade, Sujeewa Senasinghe, last week a meeting with Prof....
Ricardo Hausmann, Growth Lab research - Daily News
Professor Ricardo Hausmann of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government delivered a lecture entitled “Increasing your chances of success while leaving your comfort zone: adapting Sri Lanka’s growth model to new constraints,” yesterday at BMICH.
Hausmann, who runs the Kennedy School’s Center for International Development, and his team have been studying Sri Lanka’s economy for the past year. His lecture spanned over two hours and covered the country’s current economic shortcomings and its paths to increased...
Ricardo Hausmann, Growth Lab research - Lanka Business Online
Sri Lanka should rethink its immigration, diaspora and product development policies so as to encourage more complexity in exports, economist Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University said in Colombo on Monday.
CID has published its December Newsletter. Did you know...
Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) is implementing a comprehensive capacity-building program to increase the use of rigorous data and research evidence by policymakers in South Asian countries. The initiative is carried out in six high-potential 'proof of concept' pilot projects.
Panama has been one of the fastest growing economies over the past decade, but there are challenges ahead related to sustainability and inclusiveness. The Growth Lab launched a research initiative aimed at...