Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

Dissolving corruption in Brazil: painful transition presages long-term benefits

Brazil's judicial investigation into widespread government corruption has unveiled an expansive... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

October 13, 2017

The Metamorphosis of Financial Globalization

After a strong rising tide starting in the 1990s, financial globalization seems to have reached a pl... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

September 14, 2017

Cuba Online

Dual transitions are under way in Cuba. The island is slowly opening its economy, and a new crop of ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

August 31, 2017

Matchmaking Finance and Infrastructure

The world economy – and emerging market and developing economies in particular – display a gap b... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

June 25, 2017

Does Brazil’s Sector Structure Explain Its Productivity Anemia?

Brazil’s labor and total-factor productivity (TFP) have featured anemic increases in the last deca... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

June 22, 2017

Long-term finance and BNDES tapering in Brazil

One major policy issue in Brazil is how to boost productivity, while following a path of fiscal cons... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

June 8, 2017

Nafta at the Crossroads

NAFTA renegotiation may move forward as early as August. Ambassador Lighthizer notified Congress of ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

May 22, 2017

Brazil’s Pension Reform Proposal is Necessary and Socially Balanced

Last week the World Bank released a Staff Note (2017) analyzing the pension reform proposal sent las... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

April 18, 2017

Beyond the Ballot: Turkey’s Economy at the Crossroads

Turkey has been approaching a crossroads for some time now. Soon enough it will have to choose a dir... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

March 28, 2017

Colombia: Getting Peace, Getting Growth

The Santos administration has delivered on two of its main promises: sign a peace agreement with the... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

March 10, 2017

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