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, Dr. Hausmann served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994 - 2000), where he created the Research Department, Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee, Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992 - 1993), and as a member of the board of the Central Bank of Venezuela.
He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración IESA in Venezuela, 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's been widely published in economic journals such as Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economic Growth, and is frequently featured in New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Forbes Magazine, among others.
Ricardo Hausmann holds a Ph.D in Economics from Cornell University. An experienced teacher, Professor Hausmann clearly explains and puts across complex ideas in an easy to understand format. He is in great demand as a conference speaker at leading financial events around the world.