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Ricardo Hausmann
By Ricardo Hausmann - May 04,2021
CAMBRIDGE — If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, the old adage goes.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Apr 07,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Economics could advance enormously if it relaxed one of its most precious assumptions: Methodological individualism, or the idea that any explanation needs to be related to individuals making sensible decisions.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Feb 03,2021
CAMBRIDGE  —  Poor countries are cheap. In 2019, a dollar could buy more than twice as much in Argentina, Morocco, South Africa and Thailand as it could in the United States.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Dec 30,2020
CAMBRIDGE — You do not have to be a neuroscientist to understand that your brain determines what you see at least as much as the objects of perception do.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Oct 12,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Let’s be optimistic and assume that one or more of the 11 COVID-19 vaccines currently undergoing Phase 3 clinical trials are found to be safe and effective by early 2021.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Sep 14,2020
CAMBRIDGE — When you throw a tennis ball to the ground, it bounces back up. But if you throw a wine glass, it shatters. Many countries’ economies are in free fall. Will they bounce back or shatter?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 05,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Before COVID-19, spending on business travel totaled $1.5 trillion a year, about 1.7 per cent of world GDP. Now it is down to a trickle, as countries have closed their borders and social distancing has taken hold.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jul 01,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Certainty is like a rainbow: Wonderful but relatively rare. More often than not, we know that we do not know. We may seek to remedy this by talking to people who may know what we want to know. But how do we know that they know?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jun 01,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Suppose you knew that a hurricane was coming, but meteorologists were uncertain if it would make landfall as a Category 2 or a Category 5 storm.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Apr 23,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Many countries are now under lockdown to lower the growth rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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