Ricardo Hausmann is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Previously, he 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 (1992-1993) and member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chairman of the IMF - World Bank Development Committee. He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas where he founded the Center for Public Policy. He was also a visiting fellow at Oxford University (1988-1991). His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, the social dimensions of development, economic complexity, and product space. His recent books include Global Finance from a Latin American Viewpoint (with U. Hiemenz), Wanted: World Financial Stability (with E. Fernandez-Arias) Democracy, Decentralization and Deficits in Latin America, (edited with Kiichiro Fukasaku, 1998), Securing Stability and Growth in Latin America: Policy Issues and Prospects for Shock-Prone Economies, (edited with Helmut Reisen 1996), and Banking Crises in Latin America, (edited with Liliana Rojas-Suarez, 1996). View Hausmann's additinoal working papers, press articles, and reports on his personal web page.