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Harvard's Growth Lab Launches New Data Viz Tool that Reveals Growth Opportunities for 1,000 Cities

June 2, 2021

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CAMBRIDGE MA. – The Growth Lab at Harvard University is announcing the launch of Metroverse, an Urban Economy Navigator designed to provide policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, business organizations, civil society, and the general public with unprecedented economic data for more...

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New Harvard Research Identifies Business Travel as Driver of Economic Growth

August 11, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA– New research from Harvard’s Growth Lab finds a direct link between a country’s incoming business travel and the growth of new and existing industries. The findings, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, support a Growth Lab hypothesis that moving knowhow, the tacit knowledge accumulated and transferred from brain to brain through a long process of imitation, repetition, and feedback, is critical to economic growth, and business travel plays a key part in that process. The research also raises new concerns about the economic implications of the...

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How Coworkers Impact the Value of Your Skills

December 18, 2019

Research at Harvard’s Growth Lab finds that skills of coworkers may matter as much as a worker’s own skills when it comes to earning high wages

Contact: Chuck McKenney
Email: chuck_mckenney@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-8496

Cambridge, Massachusetts - In today’s world, most workers are highly specialized, but this specialization can come at a cost – especially for those on the wrong team. New research by Harvard’s Growth Lab uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers when it comes to one’s productivity, earning potential, and stays of...

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Growth Lab’s new data tool identifies diversification opportunities for 130 countries

September 20, 2019

Harvard’s Growth Lab today launched Country Profiles, a unique data visualization tool that guides users on an interactive journey through a country’s economic structure and dynamic growth patterns ultimately revealing the strategy necessary to achieve greater prosperity. This first-of-its-kind platform — built into the Atlas of Economic Complexity — revolutionizes how to think about economic strategy, policy, and investment opportunities for more than 130 countries.

“The launch of Country Profiles is a critical step in the evolution of the Atlas of Economic Complexity,” said...

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Launch of the Advancing Economic Diversification in Ethiopia Project

August 23, 2019

Michael Raynor 
U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia
at the Launch of the Advancing Economic Diversification in Ethiopia Project
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa
August 23, 2019

(As prepared for delivery)  

Your Excellencies,

It’s a great pleasure and honor for me to be here this morning to highlight an important centerpiece in the partnership between Ethiopia and the United States in support of Ethiopia’s ambitious and essential economic...

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New Service Export Data Visuals Offer Pathways to Promote Economic Growth

September 12, 2018

Contact: Chuck McKenney
Emailchuck_mckenney@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-8496
Date: September 12, 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts – In the study of economic growth strategies, Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID) has added a major missing piece to the data landscape. The Center’s Atlas of Economic Complexity now features trade in services, including tourism, transport, finance,...

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Southeast Asia Surging in CID's New Global Growth Projections

May 3, 2018

Researchers at Harvard’s Center for International Development Also Identify Five Economies to Watch

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Countries that have diversified their economies into more complex sectors, like India and Vietnam, are those that will grow the fastest in the coming decade. That is the conclusion of new growth projections presented by researchers at the Center for International Development at Harvard University...

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