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Maximizing knowledge for development (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) is strengthening its partnerships with upper-middle-income countries and high-income countries to leverage private and public finance, and to create knowledge and new solutions based on the experiences of graduates for the benefit of clients. ... See More +

125247 APR 01, 2018

Alawode,Abayomi A.; Ouazad,Amine; Arshad,Ashraf Bin; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Sitorus,Djauhari; Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Mendez Ramos,Fabian; Govindasamy,Jeevakumar; De Luna-Martínez,José; Kelm,Kathrine M.; Sondergaard,Lars M.; Tan,Mei Ling; Amin,Mohammad; Loayza,Norman V.; Canuto,Otaviano; Record,Richard James Lowden; Ranciere,Romain; Wahba,Sameh; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Bell,Simon; Shetty,Sudhir; Kwakwa,Victoria Disclosed

Until debt do us part : subnational debt, insolvency, and markets (Chinese)

State and local debt and debt of quasi-public agencies have grown in importance. Three structural trends have contributed to the rising share of subnational finance, including subnational debt, as a share of general public debt. ... See More +

Publication 75732 OCT 16, 2015

Canuto,Otaviano; Liu,Lili English Disclosed

The curious case of Brazil's closedness to trade (English)

Although Brazil has become one of the largest economies in the world, it remains among the most closed economies as measured by the share of exports and imports in gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7228 APR 02, 2015

Canuto,Otaviano; Fleischhaker,Cornelius; Schellekens,Philip Disclosed

Long-term finance in EMEs : navigating between risks and policy choices (English)

Emerging market economies (EMEs) are making important strides in developing long-term finance capital market vehicles to support investment in strategic areas such as infrastructure. ... See More +

Brief 89224 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto,Otaviano; Silva,Anderson Caputo; Garcia-Kilroy,Catalina Disclosed

The commodity super cycle : is this time different? (English)

Some analysts believe that the commodity price boom of the new millennium has played itself out. However, natural resource based commodity prices (with the exception of shale gas and its downward pressure on United States (U.S.) natural gas prices) have remained high by historical records over the last few years, despite the feeble global economic recovery. ... See More +

Brief 88949 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto,Otaviano Disclosed

Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)

Over the last few years, Brazil's growth has significantly decelerated. Accompanying this slowdown, a change in commentary on Brazil's economic future has emerged, and is reflected in a recent ratings downgrade of Brazilian sovereign paper and an overall much-bleaker growth outlook both for the near and medium term. ... See More +

Brief 88848 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto,Otaviano; Schellekens,Philip Disclosed

Sluggish post crisis growth : policies, secular stagnation, and outlook (English)

In the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis, advanced economies have continued to experience sluggish growth. Is this slow post crisis growth the result of a policy response that was overly reliant on monetary policy, which ran into the zero interest rate lower bound before growth, was restored? ... See More +

Brief 86483 APR 01, 2014

Canuto,Otaviano; Griffith,Breda; Nallari,Yugandhar Raj Disclosed

Access to finance, product innovation, and middle-income growth traps (English)

After experiencing an initial period of rapid growth, many developing countries have fallen into the middle-income 'trap', stuck between low-wage, low-technology markets and high-income, innovation-based developed economies. ... See More +

Brief 86114 MAR 01, 2014

Agenor,Pierre-Richard; Canuto,Otaviano; Jelenic,Michael Christopher Disclosed

Access to finance, product innovation and middle-income traps (English)

This paper studies interactions between access to finance, product innovation, and labor supply in a two-period overlapping generations model with an endogenous skill distribution and credit market frictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6767 FEB 01, 2014

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 29 (1) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113056 FEB 01, 2014

Knight,John Charles; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Khemani,Stuti; Walton,Michael; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M.; Das Gupta,Monica; Canuto,Otaviano; Pinto,Brian R.; Prasad,Mona Disclosed

Orderly sovereign debt restructuring : missing in action! (and likely to remain so) (English)

An orderly sovereign debt restructuring should place the debtor nation’s public debt on a sustainable trajectory while minimizing procrastination and contagion. ... See More +

Journal Article 112510 JAN 13, 2014

Canuto,Otaviano; Pinto,Brian R.; Prasad,Mona Disclosed

Dealing with the challenges of macro financial linkages in emerging markets (English)

The 2008 financial crisis has emphasized the importance of macro financial linkages. In the financial sector, attention is now focusing on macro prudential regulations that are geared toward the stability of the financial system as a whole. ... See More +

Brief 82635 NOV 01, 2013

Canuto,Otaviano; Ghosh,Swati R. Disclosed

Resource-backed investment finance in least developed countries (English)

The global financial crisis and shrinking aid flows have led to decreased availability of long-term debt finance for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), particularly for infrastructure. ... See More +

Brief 81104 SEP 01, 2013

Canuto,Otaviano; Halland,Havard Disclosed

Asset prices, macro prudential regulation, and monetary policy (English)

Confidence in combining inflation-targeting-cum-flexible-exchange-rate regimes with isolated micro prudential regulation as a means to guarantee both macroeconomic and financial stability has been shattered by the scale and synchronization of the asset price booms and busts that preceded the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Brief 77453 MAY 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Cavallari, Matheus Disclosed

Subnational debt, insolvency, and market development (English)

State and local debt and the debt of quasi-public agencies have grown in importance as a result of fiscal decentralization, rapid urbanization, and the increasing role played by private capital. ... See More +

Brief 76379 APR 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Liu, Lili Disclosed

Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil (English)

This note studies the long-run impacts of policies aimed at fostering gender equality on economic growth in Brazil. After a brief review of gender issues in Brazil, this note describes a framework for quantifying the growth effects of gender-based policies in developing economies. ... See More +

Brief 75835 MAR 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano Disclosed

The Brazilian competitiveness cliff (English)

Brazilian exports of goods and services have grown sharply in recent years, with sales nearly three times higher in 2010 than in 2000. However, Brazil faces considerable competitiveness challenges: its export performance depends mostly on favorable geographical and sector composition effects. ... See More +

Brief 75182 FEB 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Cavallari, Matheus; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

Monetary policy and macroprudential regulation : whither emerging markets (English)

Confidence in combining inflation-targeting-cum-flexible-exchange-rate regimes with isolated microprudential regulation as a means to guarantee both macroeconomic and financial stability has been shattered by the scale and synchronization of asset price booms and busts that preceded the current global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6310 JAN 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Cavallari, Matheus Disclosed

Brazilian exports : climbing down a competitiveness cliff (English)

This note examines in detail Brazil’s export performance over the past 15 years, focusing not only on growth and composition, but also on different performance dimensions, including diversification, sophistication, and firm dynamics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6302 JAN 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Cavallari, Matheus; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis (English)

This paper studies the long-run impact of policies aimed at fostering gender equality on economic growth in Brazil. The first part provides a brief review of gender issues in the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6348 JAN 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Maximizing knowledge for development (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125247
Until debt do us part : subnational debt, insolvency, and markets (Chinese)
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OCT 16, 2015 75732 Publication English
The curious case of Brazil's closedness to trade (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7228 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term finance in EMEs : navigating between risks and policy choices (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89224 Brief
The commodity super cycle : is this time different? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88949 Brief
Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88848 Brief
Sluggish post crisis growth : policies, secular stagnation, and outlook (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86483 Brief
Access to finance, product innovation, and middle-income growth traps (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86114 Brief
Access to finance, product innovation and middle-income traps (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6767 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 29 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 113056 Publication
Orderly sovereign debt restructuring : missing in action! (and likely to remain so) (English)
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JAN 13, 2014 112510 Journal Article
Dealing with the challenges of macro financial linkages in emerging markets (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82635 Brief
Resource-backed investment finance in least developed countries (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81104 Brief
Asset prices, macro prudential regulation, and monetary policy (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 77453 Brief
Subnational debt, insolvency, and market development (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76379 Brief
Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 75835 Brief
The Brazilian competitiveness cliff (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2013 75182 Brief
Monetary policy and macroprudential regulation : whither emerging markets (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 WPS6310 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazilian exports : climbing down a competitiveness cliff (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 WPS6302 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 WPS6348 Policy Research Working Paper