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Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto

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Otaviano Canuto, a former vice president and executive director of the World Bank and executive director of the International Monetary Fund, is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Will Another Taper Tantrum Hit Emerging Markets?
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    Will Another Taper Tantrum Hit Emerging Markets?

    Jul 14, 2021 Otaviano Canuto explains why many coountries are in a better position now than they were during the capital flight of 2013.

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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott

    In new strategy documents, Japan’s government has broken new ground with a public commitment to build up the country’s counterstrike and rapid mobilization capabilities. Though executing this task will not be easy, it has become essential to peace in the region.

    explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.

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