Otaviano Canuto, currently Executive Director at the World Bank, also enjoys playing the guitar and engaging with a wider audience on economic matters. Otaviano has been joining ECON+ for a series of podcast interviews and we’re lucky enough to have him join us in London on the 31st July.
Within the World Bank, Otaviano Canuto 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.
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