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    • Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Does it Foretell the Closing of the Employment, Marriage, and Motherhood Gaps? 

      Ganguli Prokopovych, Ina; Hausmann, Ricardo; Viarengo, Martina (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2011)
      In this paper we examine several dimensions of gender disparity for a sample of 40 countries using micro-level data. We start by documenting the reversal of the gender education gap and ranking countries by the year in ...
    • Country Diversification, Product Ubiquity, and Economic Divergence 

      Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, César A. (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      Countries differ markedly in the diversification of their exports. Products differ in the number of countries that export them, which we define as their ubiquity. We document a new stylized fact in the global pattern of ...
    • The Dynamics of Nestedness Predicts the Evolution of Industrial Ecosystems 

      Bustos, Sebastián; Gomez, Charles; Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, César A. (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      In economic systems, the mix of products that countries make or export has been shown to be a strong leading indicator of economic growth. Hence, methods to characterize and predict the structure of the network connecting ...
    • Empirical Confirmation of Creative Destruction from World Trade Data 

      Klimek, Peter; Hausmann, Ricardo; Thurner, Stefan (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      We show that world trade network datasets contain empirical evidence that the dynamics of innovation in the world economy indeed follows the concept of creative destruction, as proposed by J.A. Schumpeter more than half a ...
    • Empirical Confirmation of Creative Destruction from World Trade Data 

      Klimek, Peter; Hausmann, Ricardo; Thurner, Stefan (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2012)
      We show that world trade network datasets contain empirical evidence that the dynamics of innovation in the world economy follows indeed the concept of creative destruction, as proposed by J.A. Schumpeter more than half a ...
    • Evidence That Calls-Based and Mobility Networks Are Isomorphic 

      Coscia, Michele; Hausmann, Ricardo (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      Social relations involve both face-to-face interaction as well as telecommunications. We can observe the geography of phone calls and of the mobility of cell phones in space. These two phenomena can be described as networks ...
    • International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations 

      Bahar, Dany; Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, Cesar A (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2012)
      In this paper we document that the probability that a product is added to a country’s export basket is, on average, 65% larger if a neighboring country is a successful exporter of that same product. We interpret our result ...
    • “Schooling Can’t Buy Me Love”: Marriage, Work, and the Gender Education Gap in Latin America 

      Ganguli, Ina; Hausmann, Ricardo; Viarengo, Martina (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      In this paper we establish six stylized facts related to marriage and work in Latin America and present a simple model to account for them. First, skilled women are less likely to be married than unskilled women. Second, ...
    • The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance 

      Coscia, Michele; Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, César A. (Du Gruyter, 2013)
      We study the structure of international aid coordination by creating and analyzing a tripartite network of donor organizations, recipient countries and development issues using web-based information. We develop a measure ...