The Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development is collaborating with the Government of Albania through a grant by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to identify binding constraints to economic growth and propose policy solutions that can relax them. The Growth Lab has brought together a team of prominent researchers, experts, and faculty in the fields of macroeconomics, energy policy, public finance, agriculture, labor markets, public administration, infrastructure development, and law, among other areas, for this mission.  Read more


The Albanian Miracle

Once the "North Korea of Europe," Albania now boasts an income level that is 25% that of Germany, double-digit export growth, and a strengthening currency. This suggests that the economists and multilateral institutions now being blamed for all sorts of disappointing outcomes may not be entirely useless after all. Read Ricardo Hausmann's op-ed for Project Syndicate.

Accelerating Progress in Albania


Ricardo Hausmann addressed Albania's cabinet of ministers and 50 ambassadors during a retreat on economic diplomacy.