Professor Ricardo Hausmann is the founding director of Harvard University’s Growth Lab and the Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School. The Growth Lab has recently completed a two-year research project which diagnoses the causes of South Africa’s economic challenges and what should be done to accelerate growth and drive mass inclusion. See his bio here.

Ann Bernstein, CDE executive director was in conversation with Professor Hausmann. The discussion focused on why the country is not achieving its goals, and also on a new route to growth and inclusion in South Africa.

For over 25 years CDE has influenced policy in South Africa’s democracy. We have established ourselves as a unique policy think tank and prominent public ‘voice’ promoting enterprise and development in South Africa and emerging markets. We have built a wide network throughout the country and with leading global experts and think tanks, especially in democratic developing countries.