How To Heal The Brazilian Economy

The Brazilian economy is suffering from a combination of ‘productivity anemia’ and ‘public sec... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

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Threat of ‘currency bullying’

On 24 July the International Monetary Fund released its 2018 External Sector Report, its latest asse... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

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No Women, No Growth – The Case for Increasing Women’s Leadership in Latin America

Latin America is up against a momentous year on multiple fronts. On one hand, game-changing national... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

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How History Matters in Post-Socialist Economies

Despite the independence premium in national policy and in parallel with evidence suggesting recent ... Continue Reading

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Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Johns University

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Benefits and Costs of Opening Brazil’s Foreign Trade

The Brazilian economy pays a price in terms of productivity foregone because of its lack of trade op... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

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Global imbalances and currency bullying

The IMF released last July 24 its latest assessments of the current account balances for the 30 larg... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

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Emerging markets face multiple tantrums

The addition of a fourth US rate rise to the Federal Reserve’s 2018 dot-plot graph after the June ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

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Argentina, Turkey and the May Storm in Emerging Markets

Why Argentina and Turkey suffered most from currency runs in May? These economies can be singled out... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

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Climbing a tall knowledge ladder

The April issue of the IMF’s “World Economic Outlook” included a chapter on how globalization ... Continue Reading

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Executive Director, World Bank

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The Double Side of the Fed’s Balance Sheet Unwinding

One needs to go beyond monetary policy dynamics to gauge the ultimate impact of the Fed’s balance ... Continue Reading

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Executive Director, World Bank

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