Recent Submissions

  • Japan’s Economic Puzzle 

    Bahar, Dany; Hausmann, Ricardo; Arcay Finlay, Guillermo; Daboin Pacheco, Jesus (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2024-03)
    In examining the economic landscape of Japan through a conventional lens, one might conclude that its performance is lackluster, particularly when compared to other advanced economies like the United States and Germany. ...
  • The Missing Economic Diversity of the Colombian Amazon: An Economic Complexity Approach for Caquetá, Guaviare, and Putumayo 

    Bustos, Sebastian; Cheston, Timothy; Rao, Nidhi (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2023-02)
    Alarming rates of forest loss in the Colombian Amazon have created a perceived trade-off that the only means of achieving economic prosperity is by sacrificing the forest. This study finds little evidence of this trade-off; ...
  • Pretending to be the Law: Violence to Reduce the COVID-19 Outbreak 

    Martin, Diego; Romero, Dario A. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2023-09)
    Did the COVID-19 pandemic create an opportunity to earn population control through illegal violence? We argue that criminal groups in Colombia portray as de facto police by using mass killings to reduce the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

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