Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development at the Kennedy School of Government
Ricardo Hausmann is a Venezuelan economist and the Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development at the Kennedy School of Government. He studied Engineering and Physics and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. Before he started working at Harvard, he was the Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee and the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank.
He is also an experienced professor due to the time he spent as an Economics Professor at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración IESA in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. Before starting his academic career, professor Hausmann was Minister of Planning of Venezuela and member of the board of the Central Bank of Venezuela.
He is an expert on topics such as economic growth, emerging markets and international finance and his articles have been published in economic journals like the Journal of International Money and Finance or the Journal of Economic Growth. These publications have been cited more than 34.000 times. On the other hand, he is frequently featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine, among others. He is also an author of two books: “Venezuela before Chavez” and “The Atlas of Economic Complexity”. Lastly, he has been an economic advisor for more than 80 developing countries for the creation of strategies and policies to work towards economic growth.
Technologies and Internet expert
IE Business School professor of Information Systems
President at 3D Robotics Inc. Co-founder of 3D Robotics. Drone Designer
Economist. Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda (2016-2018).
Economist and President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Author of 'Eyes in the Sky' and founder of the Center of the Study of the Drone
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Bank. Chairman at Societè Générale
Chancellor at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. Founder of the Instituto Juan de Mariana