Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

China and the new phase of trade expansion

Technological advances and the removal of trade barriers have generated sustained trade expansion ov... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

December 14, 2017

Filling the infrastructure financing gap

There is a sizeable gap between the world economy’s infrastructure needs and available financing. ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

December 5, 2017

Overlapping Globalizations

Current technological developments in manufacturing are likely to lead to a partial reversal of the ... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

November 7, 2017

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

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