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Entries by Otaviano Canuto from 07/2012

Is Europe as Unequal as the U.S.?

| Posted 07.10.2012 | World

Europe is the land of generous social programs with not as much inequality as in the U.S., right? If the European Union (EU) is taken as a single country, economic data show that the EU and the U.S. have similar levels of inequality.

Facilitating Trade, Facilitating Development

| Posted 07.18.2012 | World

The idea of trade facilitation is simple: help developing countries implement measures to reduce the cost of trading across borders by improving infrastructure, institutions, services, policies, procedures, and market-oriented regulatory systems.

Jobs as a Scorecard

| Posted 07.27.2012 | World

Despite a somewhat gloomy prognosis for the near future, emerging and other developing countries still have a great potential to "switch over," and in the mid-term, consolidate their position as the new engines of global economic growth.