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Entries by Otaviano Canuto from 03/2011

The Day After Tomorrow: Commodities And Uncomfortable Natural Riches

| Posted 03.02.2011 | World

Commodity prices are experiencing a lot of volatility right now, with food and oil prices nearing record highs. But what about the medium-term? The an...

To Address Climate Change We Need to Measure Poverty Better

| Posted 03.09.2011 | World

As long as we are unable to measure the poverty impact of climate change, we run the risk of either overestimating or underestimating the resources that will be needed to face it.

Whither the U.S. Dollar

| Posted 03.16.2011 | World

Is the U.S. dollar really doomed? Many voices are now proclaiming the eventual demise of the dollar. But not so fast -- there is room for more than one international currency.

Macro-Disasters

| Posted 03.29.2011 | World

Over the past 10 years more than 2.6 billion (yes, billion with a "B") have been affected by natural catastrophes, compared with 1.6 billion in the previous decade. Why the drastic increase?

Money Can't Buy Equality

| Posted 03.30.2011 | World

Conventional wisdom suggests that growth is sufficient for poverty reduction and social progress, but is this the case in South Asia? Perhaps not.