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.


The New Paradigm of Economic Complexity

Journal Article
The New Paradigm of Economic Complexity

In this new article in Research Policy, Ricardo Hausman, et al, summarize key theoretical foundations and principles of economic complexity, review the tools and metrics developed in the economic complexity literature that exploits information encoded in the structure of the economy to find new empirical patterns and highlight the insights to improve political decision-making.

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