Economics

Central Banks and Climate Change: from Black to Green Swans

February 12, 2020 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development

Brazil is in dire need of more and better infrastructure investments

January 21, 2020 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development

Trump Tariffs Have Hurt U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

January 7, 2020 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
The hike in tariffs imposed by the United States against its major trading partners since early 2018 has been unprecedented in recent history.

Trying to make sense of Mr. Trump’s tweet on Brazil and Argentina

December 6, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
We started the week with President Trump accusing, via Twitter, Brazil and Argentina of currency manipulation and unfair competition with farmers in his country. In response, he would reestablish full tariffs on steel and aluminum exported from both countries to the US market.

The US-China Trade War Is Accelerating China’s Rebalancing

November 11, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development

The IMF, Argentina and Ecuador: Have Lessons Been Learned?

November 7, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development

Turning Promises into Reality – The Business Case for Gender Equality in Achieving the SDGs

October 11, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
As world leaders gathered this month for high-level talks at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, pressing global issues were at the forefront of discussions, including progress toward the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Latin America Is Not Benefiting from the U.S.-China Trade War

September 23, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
Despite some short-term benefits, trade deviation to the region shouldn’t be expected to last.

The IMF needs a bridge-builder at the helm – that’s what it looks set to get

September 20, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
If appointed, the Bulgarian-born economist Kristalina Georgieva will be the first managing director of the IMF to come from Eastern Europe.

‘Growth-Yield Curve-Trade-Market’: Financial Roulette

September 2, 2019 | Satyendra Nayak - Consultant-Spectrafin, Author, Speaker
US stock market crash by 3% with Dow plunging down by 800 points is one of the worst falls in recent years. News of economy’s growth momentum, Fed moves, market perception and reaction, and tussle on trade tariffs have all gone to cloud the US economic environment and sentiment with a considerable degree of uncertainty and suspense.