Saturday, March 24th, 2012
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Harvard Law School Wasserstein Hall
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Economic Growth Strategies for African countries

Economic Growth Strategies for African countries - Workshop by Prof Ricardo Hausmann
Product-space theory is a cutting-edge development research by Prof Ricardo Hausmann, Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development. Professor Hausmann will discuss how African nations can develop by moving from production of low-value goods to production of high-value goods.

Ricardo Hausmann is Director of Harvard's Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government. Previously, he served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee. He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development. He holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.


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