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Entries by Otaviano Canuto from 06/2013

What It Takes for Trade to Reduce Poverty in Africa

| Posted 06.03.2013 | World

Despite tremendous progress in poverty reduction over the last two decades, poverty still persists. Along with South Asia, Africa is a region where large numbers of people continue to live in extreme poverty.

Bankrupt Sovereigns: Is There an Orderly Way Out?

| Posted 06.10.2013 | World

An orderly sovereign debt restructuring would be one that places the debtor nation's public debt on a sustainable trajectory, while minimizing procrastination and contagion. However, orderly debt restructurings may remain elusive, even with high-powered official intervention.

Brazil: Chasing Animal Spirits

| Posted 06.17.2013 | World

Brazil's GDP performance has been lackluster since the post-crisis rebound in 2010. Prospects for 2013 look a little better. However, some of the economic drivers from last decade are clearly exhausted.