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Does economic development always harm water quality or does increased income actually help reduce pollution? Researchers have been studying the question for a long time, and its answer can help communities or countries better predict their environmental futures. One assumption is that for a while the environmental degradation of an area will increase as wealth …

In a series of articles published over the past 10 years, MIT professor César Hidalgo and colleagues have argued that the complexity of a country’s exports – not just their diversity but the expertise and technological infrastructure required to produce them – is a better predictor of future economic growth than the factors economists have …