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Ricardo Hausmann
Professor of the Practice of Economic Development
Director
Center for International Development

Professor Hausmann served as the first chief economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994–2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992–93) and as a member of the board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee. He was professor of economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) (1985–91) in Caracas, 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 holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University. He has advised over 40 countries in all regions of the world. VIEW FULL BIO