Kazakhstan is one of the few countries with ample capacity to expand oil production. This makes them very important to maintain global energy balances.
"Ricardo Hausmann" is the current Director of the Center for International Development and a Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a former Venezuelan Minister of Planning and former Head of the "Presidential Office of Coordination and Planning" (1992–1993). He co-introduced several regularly used concepts in economics including #Original Sin/original sin, #Growth Diagnostics/growth diagnostics, #Self-discovery/self-discovery, #Dark matter/dark matter, #The Product Space/the product space, and Economic complexity index/economic complexity.More Ricardo Hausmann on Wikipedia.
He wants us to think outside of the box.