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Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto

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Otaviano Canuto is a former vice president and executive director of the World Bank, executive director of the International Monetary Fund, vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank, and vice minister of finance of Brazil. He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.

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  1. Global Leadership for Latin America and the Caribbean
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    Global Leadership for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Sep 12, 2023 Pepe Zhang & Otaviano Canuto show how the region has become essential to addressing challenges like food security and climate change.

  2. Understanding Brazil’s Insurrection
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    Understanding Brazil’s Insurrection

    Jan 11, 2023 Thiago de Aragão & Otaviano Canuto reflect on the conditions leading up to January 8 and its implications for the future of the country's democracy.

  3. How to Finance Green Infrastructure
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    How to Finance Green Infrastructure

    Oct 17, 2022 Karim El Aynaoui & Otaviano Canuto propose ways to channel private savings to critical investment projects in emerging and developing economies.

  4. Geopoliticized Industrial Policy Won't Work
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    Geopoliticized Industrial Policy Won't Work

    Feb 24, 2022 Otaviano Canuto, et al. show why attending to economic fundamentals should take precedence when it comes to reshoring or nearshoring.

  5. Building an Inclusive Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean
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    Building an Inclusive Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Oct 14, 2021 Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, et al. argue that addressing the vulnerability of the poor is critical for the region's long-term growth.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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