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Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto

Writing for PS since 2011
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Otaviano Canuto, Principal of the Center for Macroeconomics and Development, is a senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as a vice president and Executive Director at the World Bank, Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, a vice president at the Inter-American Development Bank, deputy minister for international affairs at the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, and Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo and the University of Campinas, Brazil.

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  1. pisaniferry106_Mark WilsonGetty Images_phase one agreement trump china  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    Explaining the Triumph of Trump’s Economic Recklessness

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    The Trump administration’s economic policy is a strange cocktail: one part populist trade protectionism and industrial interventionism; one part classic Republican tax cuts skewed to the rich and industry-friendly deregulation; and one part Keynesian fiscal and monetary stimulus. But it's the Keynesian part that delivers the kick.

  2. yu49_ShengJiapengChinaNewsServiceVCGviaGettyImages_G20trumpjinpingshakehands Sheng Jiapeng/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

    PS Say More: Keyu Jin

    Keyu Jin assesses the “phase one” US-China trade deal, questions whether the US can ever accept China’s development model, and highlights a key difference in how the Hong Kong protests are viewed inside and outside China.