Economic Complexity: The Driver of Economic Growth<br><b>Speaker: Cesar Hidalgo, Asst. Professor (MIT Media Laboratory)</br></b>
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
340 West Hall
Speaker: Cesar Hidalgo, Asst. Professor (MIT Media Laboratory)In this talk I present an empirical method, quantitative model, and theoretical framework that can be used to quantify the complexity of a country's economy. I show that economic complexity can explain differences in the income distribution of countries, and their dynamics, since it is highly predictive of future economic growth. Additionally, I present predictions for the next decade and provide a preview of new online visualization tools that can be used to explore the productive structures of countries and their evolution.