42.- "Cities Are Physical Too: Using Computer Vision to Measure the Quality and Impact of Urban Appearance"
Nikhil Naik, Ramesh Raskar, and, César A. Hidalgo.
The American Economic Review 106 (5), 128-132 (2016)
Published Version (PDF)



41.- "Under the Hood-The Computational Engine of Economic Development"
César A. Hidalgo.
Book Chapter in "To the Man with a Hammer" Verlag BertelsmannStiftung (2016)
Medium | Amazon



40.- "Pantheon 1.0, a manually verified dataset of globally famous biographies"
Amy Zhao Yu, Shahar Ronen, Kevin Hu, Tiffany Lu, and César A. Hidalgo.
Scientific data (3), (2016)
Published Version (PDF)



39.- "Estimating technological breaks in the size and composition of human collective memory from biographical data"
Cristian Jara-Figueroa, Amy Z. Yu, and, César A. Hidalgo.
arXiv:1512.05020 (2015)
Working Paper (PDF)



38.- "Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People? The Co- Evolution of Physical, Social, and Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities"
Naik, Nikhil, Scott Duke Kominers, Ramesh Raskar, Edward L. Glaeser, and, César A. Hidalgo.
NBER Working Paper No. 21620 October (2015)
Working Paper (PDF)



37.- "Do we need another coffee house? The amenity space and the evolution of neighborhoods"
César A. Hidalgo and Elisa E. Castañer
arXiv:1509.02868 [physics.soc-ph] (2015)
Working Paper (PDF)



36.- "How Much Information can the Earth Hold?"
César A. Hidalgo.
Scientfic American. 313(2): 72-75 (2015)
Published Version (PDF)



35.- "Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order from Atoms to Economies."
César A. Hidalgo.
Basic Books, USA. Penguin UK. (2015)
ISBN: 978-0465048991
Amazon Page

US Cover of Why Information Grows

The Wall Street Journal
The Guardian
Paul Romer

Financial Times
Oxford Student
The Economist (Podcast)
MIT News
The Economist (Review)
Rethinking Economics
Physics World

34.- "Links that speak: The Global Language Network and its Association with Global Fame"
Shahar Ronen, Bruno Goncalves, Kevin Hu, Alessandro Vespignani, Steven Pinker and César A. Hidalgo.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 10.1073/pnas.1410931111 (2014)
Published Version
Accompanying Site

The Economist
Phys Org
Harvard Business Review
Publico (Portugal)
Red Orbit

Science Magazine
Fast Co Design
Business Insider
I Fucking Love Science
MIT News
Agencia Sinc
Serious Science

33.- "Streetscore - Predicting the Perceived Safety of One Million Streetscapes"
Nikhil Naik, Jade Philipoom, Ramesh Raskar and César A. Hidalgo.
CVPR Workshop on Web-scale Vision and Social Media (2014)
Published Version
Accompanying Site



The Economist
Fast Company
Daily Mail
New Scientist

32.- "To each according to its degree: the meritocracy and topocracy of embedded markets"
Javier Borondo, Florentino Borondo, Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert and César A. Hidalgo.
Scientific Reports 4 (2014)

Published Version


Serious Science
Fast Company

31.- "Neighbors and the evolution of the comparative advantage of nations: Evidence of international knowledge diffusion?"
Dany Bahar, Ricardo Hausmann, and César A. Hidalgo.
Journal of International Economics. 92(1) 111-123
Published Version


30.- "The Collaborative Image of the City: Mapping the Inequality of Urban Perception"
Philip Salesses, Katja Schechtner, and César A. Hidalgo.
PLoS ONE 8(7): e68400. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068400
Published Version

Catraca Livre
The Gothamist
Wired UK
Ars Technica
Studio-X NYC Blog
La Nación
MIT News
The Atlantic
Wired Japan
29.- "Unique in the Crowd: The privacy bounds of human mobility"
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, César A. Hidalgo, Michel Verleysen & Vincent D. Blondel."
Scientific Reports (March 2013) DOI 10.1038/srep01376
Published Version

28.- "The Structure and Dynamics of International Development Assistance"
Michele Coscia, Ricardo Hausmann, and César A. Hidalgo."
Journal of Globalization and Development (March 2013) DOI 10.1515/jgd-2012-0004
Published Version

Aid on the edge of chaos

27.- "Proto-genes and de novo gene birth"
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, Thomas Rolland, Ilan Wapinski, Michael A. Calderwood, Muhammed A. Yildirim, Nicolas Simonis, Benoit Charloteaux, César A. Hidalgo, Justin Barbette, Balaji Santhanam, Gloria A. Brar, Jonathan S. Weissman, Aviv Regev, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg, Michael E. Cusick & Marc Vidal
Nature (2012) DOI 10.1038/nature11184
Published Version

26.- "The Dynamics of Nestedness Predicts the Industrial Development of Nations"
S Bustos, C Gomez, R Hausmann, CA Hidalgo.
PLoS One 7(11): e49393. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0049393
Published Version
25.- "International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations" D Bahar, R Hausmann, CA Hidalgo.
CID Working Paper 235 (2012) /

24.- "The Atlas of Economic Complexity "
R Hausmann, CA Hidalgo, S Bustos, M Coscia, S Chung, J Jimenez, A Simoes, MA Yildirim
Puritan Press
(2011). ISBN-10: 0615546625
364 pages. Download the Book

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23.- "The Network Structure of Economic Output"
R Hausmann, CA Hidalgo
Journal of Economic Growth (2011) 16:309-342
DOI 10.1007/s10997-011-9071-4
Published Version.pdf
22.- "Discovering Southern and East Africa's Industrial Opportunities"
CA Hidalgo
German Marshall Fund Economic Policy Series, (2011)
Published Version.pdf

21.- "Country Diversity, Product Ubiquity and Economic Divergence"
R Hausmann, CA Hidalgo
CID Working Paper 201 (2010)

20.- "Graphical Statistical Methods for the Representation of the Human Development Index and its Components"
CA Hidalgo
Human Development Research Paper 2010/39 (2010)
Published Version.pdf
Slice of MIT
19.- "The value in the links: networks and the evolution of organizations"
CA Hidalgo
Chapter 32 for Sage Handbook on Management and Complexity (2011)
edited by P. Allen, S. Maguire and B. McKelvey
18.- "The Dynamics of Economic Complexity and the Product Space over a 42 year period"
CA Hidalgo
CID Working Paper 189 (2010)
Harvard Magazine
17.- "The Building Blocks of Economic Complexity"
CA Hidalgo, R Hausmann
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2009) 106(26):10570-10575
Published Version.pdf
Published Version + SM.pdf
The Economist
Harvard Magazine
Indian Express
La Prensa
Harvard Kennedy School
Planeta Universitario
The Financial Times
Christian Science Monitor

16.- "Understanding the spreading patterns of mobile phone viruses"
P Wang, MC Gonzalez, CA Hidalgo, A-L Barabasi
Science (2009) 324:1071-1076
Published Version .pdf
Supplementary Material
Supporting Website

15.- "A Dynamic Network Approach for the study of human phenotypes"
CA Hidalgo, N Blumm, A-L Barabasi, NA Christakis
PLoS Computational Biology (2009) 5(4):e1000353 doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000353
Published Version .pdf
Supplementary Material
Supporting Website

14.-"Thinking Outside the Cube"
CA Hidalgo
Physicsworld (2008) 21(12): 34-37
Published Version .pdf

13.- "Three empirical studies on the aggregate dynamics of humanly driven complex systems"
CA Hidalgo, Advisor: A-L Barabasi. University of Notre Dame. (July 3rd 2008)
PhD Thesis.
Library Copy .pdf
Originally Submitted Copy .pdf

12.- "A Network View of Economic Development"
CA Hidalgo, R Hausmann
Developing Alternatives (2008) 12(1): 5-10
Published Version .pdf

Network Centric Development,
National Press Club,
Washington DC
Watch Video 1
Watch Video 2
11.-"Understanding Individual Human Mobility Patterns"
MC Gonzalez, CA Hidalgo, A-L Barabasi
Nature (2008) 453: 779-782
Published Version .pdf
Supporting Website
Editorial News Feature


Live Mint

Science Now
ABC News

10.- "The Dynamics of a Mobile Phone Network "
CA Hidalgo, C. Rodriguez-Sickert
Physica A (2008), 387(12): 3017-3024
physics/0712.4031/ Published Version. pdf
Extended Version. pdf (cite as above)

The Lede
Contexts Crawlers
Vision Universitaria
La Scienze

9.-"The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations"
CA Hidalgo, B Klinger, A-L Barabasi, R Hausmann.
Science (2007) 317: 482-487
Published Version .pdf

Supplementary Material Website

The Financial Times
The Slate

La Razon
Science News
Saigon Times

8.-"Transcription Factor Modularity in a Gene-Centered C. elegans Protein-DNA Interaction Network" 
V Vermeirssen, MI Barrasa, CA Hidalgo, JAB Babon, R Sequerra, L Doucette-Stamm, A-L Barabási, AJM Walhout 
Genome Res. (2007) 17:1061-1071
Published Version .pdf

7.-"Genome-scale analysis of in vivo spatiotemporal promoter activity in C. elegans
D Dupuy, N Bertin, CA Hidalgo, K Venkatesan, D Tu, D Lee, J Rosenberg, N Svrzikapa, A Blanc, A Carnec, A-R Carvunis, R Pulak, J Shingles, J Reece-Hoyes, R Newbury, R Viveiros, WA Mohler, C Le Peuch, IA Hope, R Johnsen, D Moerman, A-L Barabási, D Baillie & M Vidal.
Nature Biotechnology 25, 663 - 668 (2007) (Cover Issue)
Published Version .pdf

6.-"The effect of social interactions in the primary life cycle of motion pictures"
CA Hidalgo, A Castro, C Rodriguez-Sickert. New J. Phys. 8 52  (2006)
cond-mat/0501059 Published Version .pdf

5.-"Conditions for the Emergence of Scaling in the Inter-Event Time of Uncorrelated and Seasonal Systems"
CA Hidalgo. Physica A. Vol. 369(2) p 877-883. (2006)
cond-mat/0512278 Published Version .pdf

4.-"Panorama docente de las matemáticas en Enseñanza Media"
F Claro, CA Hidalgo. Boletín de Investigación Educacional (2004) 19:163-171


3.- "Stationary States of a Random Copying Mechanism over a Complex Networks"
CA Hidalgo, F Claro, PA Marquet. Physica A, (2005) 353:674-684
cond-mat/0411295 Published Version .pdf


2.-"State Dynamics Over Complex Networks"
CA Hidalgo, Undergraduate Thesis. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. (2003)
Library Copy .pdf


1.-"Panorama Docente de las Ciencias Naturales en Educación Media."
F Claro y CA Hidalgo. Revista Educación (2003) 307:13-22
Published Version .pdf



11. What's Wrong with Open Data Sites, and how to fix them | Scientific American (2016)
10. Think Like an Author, not like an Owner | Harvard Business Review (2015)
9. Three women scholars you should know, but you probably don't | Fold (2015)
8. Why a tweet in english is half a tweet in Japanese | Fold (2015)
7. Refriending Facebook (2014) | MIT Tech Review
6. Saving Big Data from Big Mouths | Scientific American (2014)
5. The Last 20 Inches: Data's Treacherous Journey from the Screen to the Mind | MIT Tech Review (2014)
4. The Data Visualization Revolution | Scientific American (2014)
3. To see were american education excels, look beyond the tests | WBUR Cognoscenti
2. The Evolvable City. Work Style Magazine (2013)
1. The Observatory of Economic Complexity | This is Africa (2012)


6. Re-introduciendo a las personas en el diseno urbano | Fold (2015)
5. Como la confianza y las redes sociales moldean nuestro desarrollo productivo | El Mostrador (2015)
4. Chile con Carne | El Mostrador (2013)
3. Porque Velasco Importa | El Mostrador (2013)
2. El gobierno de Chile y la Ciencia | El Mostrador (2012)
1. La Marcha a Oz de los Estudiantes | La Tercera.(2011)


1.-"Estudio de Fe(30nm) sobre MgO, SiO2, SiO2/Ag(10nm) y franjas de Ag(10nm) con efecto magneto óptico AC-Kerr"
CA Hidalgo, P. Soza O. F. Pacheco R., E. Cisternas, EF Valderrama, M. Pino, J. Swerts , UG Volkmann, K.Temst, CVan Haesendock
Presented at National Symposium of the: Sociedad Chilena de Física (Sochifi) .September (2002)
Presented at the APS March Meeting (2003).
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2.-"Empirical Study of the Stable Bahavior of Users and Degree Correlations in a Phone Network"
CA Hidalgo
Presented at the "School and workshop on structure and function of complex networks" at the ICTP, Miramare, Trieste, Italy 16-28 May 2005.
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3.-"beta-Adrenergic Regulation of Sinus Nodal Cells is Mediated by the Ryanodine Receptor"
C Teutsch, J Lam, J Stieber, MF Llano, CA Hidalgo, A Ludwig, K Chien.
Presented at Keystone Symposia, Keystone, Colorado (2007)

4.- "Stability of Social Ties"
CA Hidalgo, C Rodriguez-Sickert, A-L Barabasi.
Presented at the NetSci07 conference, Queens NY (2007)

5.-"Analysizng Business From and Evolutionary Perspective"
L Cuccia, CA Hidalgo, A-L Barabasi
Presented at the NetSci07 conference, Queens NY (2007)