Skip to main content

Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Writing for PS since 2001
95 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Website

Ricardo Hausmann, a former minister of planning of Venezuela and former chief economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, is a professor at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Harvard Growth Lab.

Sort by: Show:
Follow Ricardo Hausmann

Never miss a commentary by Ricardo Hausmann

  1. eichengreen154_Mark HarringtonNewsday RM via Getty Images_offshorewindfarm Mark Harrington/Newsday RM via Getty Images

    The Logic of Effective Climate Action

    Barry Eichengreen

    The starting point for addressing climate change, economists agree, is a tax on carbon. But while the resulting reduction in emissions would benefit virtually everyone on the planet, those who bear a disproportionate share of the costs will mobilize in opposition – that is, unless they are given a reason not to.

    argues that the best way to overcome organized resistance to a carbon tax is to buy it off.
    2

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.