Mr. Otaviano Canuto currently holds the position of Executive Director at the Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank Group and its Affiliates, the same position he held when he was Executive Director of the World Bank from 2004-2007. He represents Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. He is also a member of both the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) and the Budget Committee.
Prior to this position, Mr. Canuto served in the following capacities: Executive Director of the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Timor Leste, and Trinidad & Tobago (2015-2016); Senior Advisor on BRICS economies at the World Bank (2014-2015); Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM), World Bank (2009-2014); and Vice President for Countries at the Inter-American Development Bank (2007-2008). In Brazil, in the year 2003, he was State Secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Canuto received his Master in Economics from the Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and was subsequently awarded his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Campinas, Brazil. At the University of São Paulo and at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, he was a Professor of macro and international economics.
He has authored and co-edited 6 books and over 160 book chapters and academic articles. He is also a frequent contributor to numerous blogs and periodicals: Capital Finance International, Huffington Post; Project Syndicate; VoxEU; Roubini Global Economics; Seeking Alpha, No Se Mancha and Columbia Global Centers.
List of articles and blogs:
04/17/17 Brazil’s Pension Reform Proposal is Necessary and Socially Balanced
03/26/17 Beyond the Ballot: Turkey’s Economy at the Crossroads
03/10/17 Colombia: Getting Peace, Getting Growth
03/09/17 #TalkToOtavianoCanuto n.6 – with Aleksandra Liaplina
02/25/17 The Mist of Central Bank Balance Sheets
02/07/17 Global Imbalances on the Rise
01/28/17 #TalkToOtavianoCanuto n.5 - with Chiemi Nakano
01/22/17 The Brazilian Debt Hangover
12/23/16 #TalkToOtavianoCanuto n.4 - With Samuel George
11/23/16 What’s Ailing the Brazilian Economy?
11/23/16 #TalkToOtavianoCanuto n.3 - with Cornelius Fleischhaker
11/14/16 Mr. Trump: Can You Deliver it?
11/02/16 The Global Economy Remains Unbalanced
10/19/16 #TalkToOtavianoCanuto n.2 — Canuto And Veronica Ramcharan
10/14/16 #TalkToOtavianoCanuto n.1 - Canuto and Lusha Zhuang
10/11/16 A Straitjacket to Help Brazil Fight Fiscal Obesity
10/03/16 Brazil Needs An Honest Waste Loss
09/26/16 Turkey’s Economy At The Crossroads
08/11/16 China’s Spill-Overs on Latin America and the Caribbean
08/06/16 Tales Of Emerging Markets
06/21/16 Suriname: Facing The Storm With A Correction Of Course
05/09/16 China’s Spillovers On Latin America and the Caribbean
04/27/16 Brazil At the Crossroads
04/24/16 #TalkToMe: Otavio Canuto and Otaviano Canuto
04/24/16 #TalkToMe: Lucas Braga and Otaviano Canuto
04/27/16 What Happened to World Trade?
04/06/16 #TalkToMe: Luiza Canuto and Otaviano Canuto
03/21/16 TTIP and TPP — A Threat to Latin America?
02/25/16 Capital Flows and Deleveraging in Emerging Markets: the Great Portfolio Rebalancing
01/26/16 Has the Global Trade-Development Link Peaked?
01/18/16 Whither Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange Reserves
12/15/15 Whither Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange Reserves
12/03/15 A New Day in Colombia
12/01/15 Trade Facilitation: Diplomacy May Be Catching Up
11/18/15 Shadow Banking in China: A Morphing Target
11/10/15 Nicaragua: Una historia de éxito en ciernes
11/09/15 Nicaragua: A Success Story in the Making
10/22/15 De-Risking Is De-linking Small States from Global Finance
10/19/15 Precios de petróleo y el futuro de Petrocaribe
09/28/15 Oil Prices and the Future of Petrocaribe
08/20/15 Small Is Beautiful... But Vulnerable!
10/25/15 Should Oil Exporters Shift Capital Stock to Renewables?
10/20/15 How Commodity-Dependent Are Latin American Economies?
10/14/15 Trade Opening Could Be a Source of Growth for Brazil
04/27/15 BRICS Apart as Oil Prices Plunge
1/05/15 Navigating Brazil’s Path to Growth
09/19/14 Liquidity Glut, Infrastructure Finance Drought and Development Banks
08/22/14 Commodity Super Cycle to Stick Around a Bit Longer
05/06/14 Macroeconomics and Stagnation – Keynesian-Schumpeterian Wars
12/16/13 Walking on the Wild Side – Monetary Policy and Prudential Regulation
10/16/13 Emerging Markets and the Unwinding of Quantitative Easing
08/01/13 China, Brazil – Two Tales of a Growth Slowdown
05/21/13 Fiscal Policy Redux
03/13/13 Overcoming Middle-Income Traps
10/09/12 Harnessing Trade Opportunities for Growth and Development