Ricardo Hausmann

Economist
Director, Harvard Kennedy School Center for International Development
Ricardo Hausmann, a former minister of planning of Venezuela and former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank, is a professor of economics at Harvard University, where he is also Director of the Center for International Development.
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Ricardo Hausmann's Contributions
  • The Open Drains of Latin America

    NEW YORK – Stories are most believable when they reaffirm our prior beliefs and assumptions. If not, we tend to find them implausible. A case in point is Eduardo Galeano’s much-admired 1971 book The Open Veins...

  • The Mismeasure of Technology

    CAMBRIDGE – There is nothing better than fuzzy language to wreak havoc – or facilitate consensus. Ludwig Wittgenstein argued that philosophical puzzles are really just a consequence of the misuse of language. By...

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