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Economic Complexity: The Driver of Economic Growth<br><b>Speaker: Cesar Hidalgo, Asst. Professor (MIT Media Laboratory)</br></b>

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
12:00 AM
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.