Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

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

The Mist of Central Bank Balance Sheets

Central banks of large advanced and many emerging market economies have recently gone through a peri... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

February 23, 2017

The Brazilian Debt Hangover

With the help of five charts, we touch on a particular dimension of Brazil’s economic boom and bus... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

January 23, 2017

Mr. Trump: Can You Deliver it?

Financial markets seem to believe that president-elect Trump can deliver higher growth and inflation... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

November 16, 2016

The Global Economy Remains Unbalanced

Discussions around large current account imbalances among systemically relevant economies as a threa... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

November 3, 2016

Protectionist Creeps

WASHINGTON, DC – Prospects for growth in global trade in 2016 and 2017 have been downgraded again.... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

November 2, 2016

What’s Ailing The Brazilian Economy?

Brazil's GDP is poised to decline by close to 7% in 2015-2016. Per-capita GDP in 2016 is likely... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

October 21, 2016

A Straitjacket to Help Brazil Fight Fiscal Obesity

Brazil’s GDP contraction since mid-2014 has multiple non-fiscal roots - Canuto (2016a; 2014) – b... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

October 11, 2016

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