E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Ricardo Hausmann

Director of the Center for International Development, Harvard

Director of the Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Former: First Chief Economist and creator of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank; Minister of Planning of Venezuela; Member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela; Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee; Professor of Economics, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA); Founder, Center for Public Policy at IESA. 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. PhD, Cornell University.