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Cesar A. Hidalgo

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First Name:Cesar
Middle Name:A.
Last Name:Hidalgo
RePEc Short-ID:phi113


The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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  1. Jian Gao & Bogang Jun & Alex Sandy Pentland & Tao Zhou & Cesar A. Hidalgo, 2017. "Collective Learning in China's Regional Economic Development," Papers 1703.01369,
  2. Frank Neffke & Anne Otto & Cesar A. Hidalgo, 2016. "The Mobility of Displaced Workers: How the Local Industry Mix Affects Job Search Strategies," CID Working Papers 71, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
  3. Nikhil Naik & Scott Duke Kominers & Ramesh Raskar & Edward L. Glaeser & César A. Hidalgo, 2015. "Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People? The Co-evolution of Physical, Social, and Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities," NBER Working Papers 21620, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. D. Hartmann & M. R. Guevara & C. Jara-Figueroa & M. Aristaran & C. A. Hidalgo, 2015. "Linking Economic Complexity, Institutions and Income Inequality," Papers 1505.07907,, revised Jan 2017.
  5. Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, Cesar A. & Stock, Daniel P. & Yildirim, Muhammed A., 2014. "Implied Comparative Advantage," Working Paper Series rwp14-003, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  6. Coscia, Michele & Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, César A., 2013. "The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance," Scholarly Articles 10649346, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
  7. Cesar A. Hidalgo, 2012. "Discovering East Africa's Industrial Opportunities," Papers 1203.0163,
  8. Bahar, Dany & Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, Cesar A., 2012. "International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations," Working Paper Series rwp12-020, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  9. Bustos, Sebastian & Gomez, Charles & Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, Cesar A., 2012. "The Dynamics of Nestedness Predicts the Evolution of Industrial Ecosystems," Working Paper Series rwp12-021, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  10. Ricardo Hausmann & Cesar A. Hidalgo, 2011. "The Network Structure of Economic Output," Papers 1101.1707,, revised Feb 2012.
  11. César A. Hidalgo, 2010. "Graphical Statistical Methods for the Representation of the Human Development Index and its Components," Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) HDRP-2010-39, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  12. Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, Cesar A., 2010. "Country Diversification, Product Ubiquity, and Economic Divergence," Working Paper Series rwp10-045, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  13. Cesar A. Hidalgo & Ricardo Hausmann, 2009. "The Building Blocks of Economic Complexity," Papers 0909.3890,
  14. Cesar A. Hidalgo, 2009. "The Dynamics of Economic Complexity and the Product Space over a 42 year period," CID Working Papers 189, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
  15. C. A. Hidalgo & B. Klinger & A. -L. Barabasi & R. Hausmann, 2007. "The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations," Papers 0708.2090,
  16. Bahar, Dany & Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, César A., "undated". "Neighbors and the Evolution of the Comparative Advantage of Nations: Evidence of International Knowledge Diffusion?," Working Paper 97671, Harvard University OpenScholar.


  1. Hartmann, Dominik & Guevara, Miguel R. & Jara-Figueroa, Cristian & Aristarán, Manuel & Hidalgo, César A., 2017. "Linking Economic Complexity, Institutions, and Income Inequality," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 93(C), pages 75-93.
  2. Nikhil Naik & Ramesh Raskar & César A. Hidalgo, 2016. "Cities Are Physical Too: Using Computer Vision to Measure the Quality and Impact of Urban Appearance," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 106(5), pages 128-132, May.
  3. Miguel R. Guevara & Dominik Hartmann & Manuel Aristarán & Marcelo Mendoza & César A. Hidalgo, 2016. "The research space: using career paths to predict the evolution of the research output of individuals, institutions, and nations," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 109(3), pages 1695-1709, December.
  4. Bahar, Dany & Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, Cesar A., 2014. "Neighbors and the evolution of the comparative advantage of nations: Evidence of international knowledge diffusion?," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(1), pages 111-123.
  5. Coscia Michele & Hausmann Ricardo & Hidalgo César A., 2013. "The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance," Journal of Globalization and Development, De Gruyter, vol. 3(2), pages 1-42, March.
  6. Ricardo Hausmann & César Hidalgo, 2011. "The network structure of economic output," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 309-342, December.
  7. Hidalgo, Cesar A. & Rodriguez-Sickert, C., 2008. "The dynamics of a mobile phone network," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(12), pages 3017-3024.
  8. Hidalgo, César A. & Claro H., Francisco & Marquet, Pablo A., 2005. "Stationary state structure of a random copying mechanism over a complex network," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 353(C), pages 674-684.


  1. Hausmann, Ricardo & Hidalgo, Cesar, 2014. "The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Mapping Paths to Prosperity," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262525429, January.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 17 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-GEO: Economic Geography (6) 2013-10-18 2015-11-07 2016-03-23 2016-10-02 2017-03-19 2017-04-09. Author is listed
  2. NEP-INT: International Trade (5) 2011-01-23 2012-03-08 2012-06-13 2013-12-15 2014-11-17. Author is listed
  3. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (4) 2015-11-07 2016-03-23 2016-10-02 2017-04-09
  4. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (2) 2012-06-13 2017-03-19
  5. NEP-EUR: Microeconomic European Issues (2) 2016-03-23 2017-04-09
  6. NEP-KNM: Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy (2) 2013-10-18 2013-12-15
  7. NEP-AFR: Africa (1) 2012-03-08
  8. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (1) 2013-12-15
  9. NEP-GRO: Economic Growth (1) 2015-06-05
  10. NEP-HAP: Economics of Happiness (1) 2010-10-09
  11. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (1) 2017-03-19
  12. NEP-HME: Heterodox Microeconomics (1) 2012-06-13
  13. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (1) 2016-03-23
  14. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (1) 2016-10-02
  15. NEP-OPM: Open Economy Macroeconomics (1) 2012-06-13
  16. NEP-TRA: Transition Economics (1) 2017-03-19


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