Welcome! We have recently redesigned the URL structure for the site to explicity include the language. The site should still function exactly the same as it had. Read more about the implications of this update here.


The observatory is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License so feel free to share the site and embed the apps anywhere on the internet. When doing so, please remember to attribute the site and its creators

When refering to the site in publications please cite the following references:

AJG Simoes, CA Hidalgo. The Economic Complexity Observatory: An Analytical Tool for Understanding the Dynamics of Economic Development. Workshops at the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (2011)

R Hausmann, CA Hidalgo, S Bustos, M Coscia, S Chung, J Jimenez, A Simoes, M Yildirim. The Atlas of Economic Complexity. Puritan Press. Cambridge MA. (2011)

For more information please contact Varounny Chanthasiri(varounny@media.mit.edu)

Re-using and Contributing

The Observatory website is an open source platform built as part of the lead developer, Alexander Simoes' Master's Thesis at the MIT Media Lab. In being an open source project and leveraging the many technologies also available for fair use we welcome any and all collaborators to the project. Feel free to fork the site at: github.com/alexandersimoes/atlas_economic_complexity

We also provide an API for the casual user interested in embedding their own Observatory app on any webpage.