Growth Lab faculty, fellows, and affiliates regularly publish research in a wide range of academic and policy venues. These include working papers in either our faculty or fellows CID Working Paper series, books, book chapters, articles in top peer-reviewed journals, policy pieces, op-eds in news outlets, reports, and conference papers.

We've highlighted some of our latest releases below.


Collage of banknotes, money

Working Paper
Yet It Endures: The Persistence of Original Sin

In this new paper, Ricardo Hausman, et al, argues that "international original sin" (the denomination of external debt in foreign currency) remains a persistent phenomenon in emerging markets. The authors conclude there remains a case for an international initiative to address currency risk in low- and middle-income economies so they can more fully exploit economic development opportunities.

Tall buildings in Al Abdali district of Amman Jordan

Working Paper
What Will It Take for Jordan to Grow?

The Jordanian economy has experienced more than a decade of slow growth. Our researchers identify clear and significant opportunities for Jordan to strengthen new engines of export growth that would enable better overall job creation and resilience, even amidst the continued unpredictability of the pandemic.

Book Chapter

Reclaiming Populism: How Economic Fairness Can Win Back Disenchanted Voters

Co-authored by research fellow Eric Protzer, this forensic book draws on original research, cited by the UN and IMF, to demonstrate that illiberal populism strikes hardest when success is influenced by family origins rather than talent and effort.

Reclaiming Populism: How Economic Fairness Can Win Back Disenchanted Voters