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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

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

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; Caputo Silva, Anderson; Garcia-Kilroy, Catiana

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; Nallari, Raj; Griffith, Breda

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

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

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.

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

Halland, Havard; Canuto, Otaviano

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

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

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

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; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Cavallari, Matheus

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; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Cavallari, Matheus

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

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

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 JAN 01, 2013

Liu, Lili; Canuto, Otaviano

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

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

The 2008 financial crisis has highlighted the challenges associated with global financial integration and emphasized the importance of macro financial linkages. ... See More +

Publication 81844 JAN 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Ghosh, Swati R.; Shin, Hyun Song; Acharya, Viral V.; Claessens, Stijn; Cavallari, Matheus; Mihet, Roxana; da Silva, Luiz Awazu Pereira; Harris, Ricardo Eyer; Lee, Jong Kyu

Avoiding middle-income growth traps (English)

Since the 1950s, rapid growth has allowed a significant number of countries to reach middle-income status; yet, very few have made the additional leap needed to become high-income economies. ... See More +

Brief 73792 NOV 01, 2012

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

Fiscal policy for growth and development (English)

The global economic crisis that broke out in 2008 has reawakened interest in fiscal policy. In the early stages of the crisis, there was a widespread turn to countercyclical fiscal stimulus. ... See More +

Brief 73041 OCT 01, 2012

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano

The new financial landscape : what it means for emerging market economies (English)

As the year 2012 unfolds, its main legacy will be its game changing impact on global financial markets. Waning global growth along with central banks' bold monetary easing policies in advanced economies (AEs) to try to reverse it are changing market dynamics in unexpected ways, across both AEs and emerging market economies (EMEs). ... See More +

Brief 72313 SEP 01, 2012

Silva, Anderson Caputo; Canuto, Otaviano; Kilroy, Catiana Garcia

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Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88848 Brief
The commodity super cycle : is this time different? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88949 Brief
Long-term finance in EMEs : navigating between risks and policy choices (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89224 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
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)
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FEB 01, 2013 75182 Brief
Brazilian exports : climbing down a competitiveness cliff (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6302 Policy Research Working Paper
Monetary policy and macroprudential regulation : whither emerging markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6310 Policy Research Working Paper
Until debt do us part : subnational debt, insolvency, and markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75732 Publication
Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6348 Policy Research Working Paper
Dealing with the challenges of macro financial linkages in emerging markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 81844 Publication
Avoiding middle-income growth traps (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73792 Brief
Fiscal policy for growth and development (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73041 Brief
The new financial landscape : what it means for emerging market economies (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 72313 Brief