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Dr. Shelly Batra
February 14, 2014
As a young medical student in the 70s, I dreamt of becoming a surgeon. Everything about surgery fascinated me: the long hours, the sleepless...
Otaviano Canuto
February 10, 2014
Bad conditions of mobility and accessibility to jobs and services in most metropolitan regions in developing countries are a key development issue.
Otaviano Canuto
February 3, 2014
One month ago, I discussed some major risks to a slight upturn in the global economic scenario for 2014.
Otaviano Canuto
January 15, 2014
Followers of this blog have read several recent pieces on the changing landscape of investment finance in developing countries, particularly in...
Otaviano Canuto
January 2, 2014
The global economy looks poised to display better growth performance in 2014. Leading indicators are pointing upward – or at least to stability –...
Otaviano Canuto
December 2, 2013
The pervasiveness and relevance of asset price booms and busts in modern economies has now been fully acknowledged.
Otaviano Canuto
November 18, 2013
Global financial integration and the linkages between the financial and the real sides of economies are sources of huge policy challenges. This is...
Otaviano Canuto
November 4, 2013
Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium is something that has played itself out. Except for shale gas and...
Otaviano Canuto
October 22, 2013
The decision last week by the Swiss government to sign the OECD’s somewhat lengthily named Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax...
Otaviano Canuto
October 9, 2013
Summer was marked by a strong pressure of capital outflows and exchange rate devaluations in several systemically relevant emerging markets. A...