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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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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”

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