Diagnosing Economic Woes and Helping Develop Cures
For nearly 20 years, the Growth Lab has honed its field work, academic research, technology tools, and classroom teaching into a unique blend of analysis and action that has touched cities and countries across the globe. In the metaphor of our founder, Ricardo Hausmann, the Growth Lab is like a teaching and research hospital for a medical school, training students and practitioners how to do policy work. The “patients” are governments with serious economic ailments. In this feature story in Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, learn more about the origins of the Growth Lab, our approach to economic growth, the importance of diagnostic tools, and our homegrown staff.