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    • Cutting Putin’s Energy Rent: ‘Smart Sanctioning’ Russian Oil and Gas 

      Hausmann, Ricardo; Łoskot-Strachota, Agata; Ockenfels, Axel; Schetter, Ulrich; Tagliapietra, Simone; Wolff, Guntram; Zachmann, Georg (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2022-04)
      Following the Russian aggression against Ukraine, major sanctions have been imposed by Western countries, most notably with the aim of limiting Russia’s access to hard international currency. However, Russia remains the ...
    • Horrible Trade-offs in a Pandemic: Lockdowns, Transfers, Fiscal Space, and Compliance 

      Hausmann, Ricardo; Schetter, Ulrich (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-07)
      In this paper, we develop a heterogeneous agent general equilibrium framework to analyze optimal joint policies of a lockdown and transfer payments in times of a pandemic. In our model, the effectiveness of a lockdown in ...
    • Inequality, Openness, and Growth through Creative Destruction 

      Jäggi, Adrian; Schetter, Ulrich; Schneider, Maik T. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2021-02)
      We examine how inequality and openness interact in shaping the long-run growth prospects of developing countries. To this end, we develop a Schumpeterian growth model with heterogeneous households and non-homothetic ...
    • On Globalization and the Concentration of Talent 

      Schetter, Ulrich; Tejada, Oriol (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-10)
      We analyze how globalization affects the allocation of talent across competing teams in large matching markets. Assuming a reduced form of globalization as a convex transformation of payoffs, we show that for every economy ...
    • Quality Differentiation, Comparative Advantage, and International Specialization Across Products 

      Schetter, Ulrich (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-04)
      We introduce quality differentiation into a Ricardian model of international trade. We show that (1) quality differentiation allows industrialized countries to be active across the full board of products, complex and simple ...
    • A Structural Ranking of Economic Complexity 

      Schetter, Ulrich (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2019-10)
      We propose a structural alternative to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI, Hidalgo and Hausmann 2009; Hausmann et al. 2011) that ranks countries by their complexity. This ranking is tied to comparative advantages. Hence, ...