Understanding the World Economy

Author: Tony Cleaver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136191631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7788

This fourth edition of Understanding the World Economy will continue to provide the reader with the clearest guide available to the global economic scene. Since the last edition was published in 2006, enormous changes have taken place. The world economy has been in upheaval with the biggest financial crash and ensuing recession since the 1930s; with a global re-ordering of economic power relations; with widespread demonstrations by those left behind; with divergent views about where Europe is heading; with a growing scarcity of essential resources; with increasing international terrorism and with increasing concerns of environmental degradation and climate change. To embrace such urgent issues, this text is an almost entirely rewritten version of earlier editions. Tony Cleaver takes a long look at the evolution of market systems and how they have liberated peoples on one side of the globe and yet driven others into debt, depression and despair. He analyses causes and consequences, and discusses (and sometimes dismisses) economic theories. Topics covered include: Why crashes occur What causes some countries to grow and others to stagnate Whether the Euro can survive The economic underpinnings of terrorism The dangers of climate change This book takes the student through the major characteristics of the global economy in jargon-free non-technical language. Chapter summary diagrams and a wealth of boxes and tables make this an essential introduction for undergraduates and A-level students, as well as the casual reader.

Understanding the Global Economy

Author: Howard Richards

Publisher: Peace Education Books

ISBN: 0974896101

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

View: 3332

Understanding the Global Economy names the first step in coping with or transforming the flawed global ethics. To that end, the author explains the economic theory, social science, and thought that formed the basis of the global system. Applied to the sense of our current crisis, this book shows the ethics and forces that make the global market work as it does and how it fails. It presents a balance of the historical basis for global markets with the relevant economic theories, ethics, ideology, inclusive research of all the leading scholars, the current issues of the crisis, and the failed solutions. Through the intellectual background with an expose of the current crisis, the author leads us to a seemingly ironic prescription, which he lives—the willing, caring heart of humanity that knows no bounds. The book presents the solution by an analysis of the economic history from antiquity through the present, observations and research of the likely solutions, and decades of proactive work to enact the lasting solution.


Understanding the Global Economy

Author: David Miles,Andrew Scott,Francis Breedon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9781119995715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 597

View: 8277

Revised edition of: Macroeconomics and the global business environment / David Miles, Andrew Scott. 2nd ed.

South Africa in the global economy

understanding the challenges, working towards alternatives

Author: Shafika Isaacs,Jantjie Xaba,Trade Union Research Project (South Africa)

Publisher: N.A


Category: International trade

Page: 239

View: 7151

The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set)

Author: Kenneth A. Reinert,Ramkishen S. Rajan,Amy Joycelyn Glass,Lewis S. Davis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400830400

Category: Political Science

Page: 1336

View: 1047

Increasing economic globalization has made understanding the world economy more important than ever. From trade agreements to offshore outsourcing to foreign aid, this two-volume encyclopedia explains the key elements of the world economy and provides a first step to further research for students and scholars in public policy, international studies, business, and the broader social sciences, as well as for economic policy professionals. Written by an international team of contributors, this comprehensive reference includes more than 300 up-to-date entries covering a wide range of topics in international trade, finance, production, and economic development. These topics include concepts and principles, models and theory, institutions and agreements, policies and instruments, analysis and tools, and sectors and special issues. Each entry includes cross-references and a list of sources for further reading and research. Complete with an index and a table of contents that groups entries by topic, The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy is an essential resource for anyone who needs to better understand the global economy. Features: ? More than 300 alphabetically arranged articles on topics in international trade, finance, production, and economic development International team of contributors Annotated list of further reading with each article Topical list of entries Full index and cross-references Entry categories and sample topics: ? Concepts and principles: globalization, anti-globalization, fair trade, foreign direct investment, international migration, economic development, multinational enterprises Models and theory: Heckscher-Ohlin model, internalization theory, New Trade Theory, North-South trade, Triffin dilemma Institutions and agreements: European Union, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, World Bank, Doha Round, international investment agreements Policies and instruments: dollar standard, international aid, sanctions, tariffs Analysis and tools: exchange rate forecasting, effective protection, monetary policy rules Sectors and special issues: child labor, corporate governance, the digital divide, health and globalization, illegal drugs trade, petroleum, steel

Wirtschaft für Dummies

Author: Sean Masaki Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527802630

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

View: 621

Angebot und Nachfrage, Rezession und Inflation sind Begriffe, die täglich und nicht nur im Wirtschaftsteil der Tageszeitung auftauchen. Aber was verbirgt sich hinter diesen Begriffen? Und was versteht man unter Makro- und Mikroökonomie? Welche Faktoren führen zu einer Inflation, warum gibt es Rezessionen und, last but not least, warum lieben Ökonomen freie Märkte und Konkurrenz? Sean Masaki Flynn gibt die Antworten zu diesen Fragen und bringt Ihnen damit die Grundzüge der Wirtschaft näher.

Global Political Economy

Understanding the International Economic Order

Author: Robert Gilpin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140083127X

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 5427

This book is the eagerly awaited successor to Robert Gilpin's 1987 The Political Economy of International Relations, the classic statement of the field of international political economy that continues to command the attention of students, researchers, and policymakers. The world economy and political system have changed dramatically since the 1987 book was published. The end of the Cold War has unleashed new economic and political forces, and new regionalisms have emerged. Computing power is increasingly an impetus to the world economy, and technological developments have changed and are changing almost every aspect of contemporary economic affairs. Gilpin's Global Political Economy considers each of these developments. Reflecting a lifetime of scholarship, it offers a masterful survey of the approaches that have been used to understand international economic relations and the problems faced in the new economy. Gilpin focuses on the powerful economic, political, and technological forces that have transformed the world. He gives particular attention to economic globalization, its real and alleged implications for economic affairs, and the degree to which its nature, extent, and significance have been exaggerated and misunderstood. Moreover, he demonstrates that national policies and domestic economies remain the most critical determinants of economic affairs. The book also stresses the importance of economic regionalism, multinational corporations, and financial upheavals. Gilpin integrates economic and political analysis in his discussion of "global political economy." He employs the conventional theory of international trade, insights from the theory of industrial organization, and endogenous growth theory. In addition, ideas from political science, history, and other disciplines are employed to enrich understanding of the new international economic order. This wide-ranging book is destined to become a landmark in the field.

Understanding the Digital Economy

Data, Tools, and Research

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Brian Kahin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262523301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

View: 9017

The rapid growth of electronic commerce, along with changes in information, computing, and communications, is having a profound effect on the United States economy. President Clinton recently directed the National Economic Council, in consultation with executive branch agencies, to analyze the economic implications of the Internet and electronic commerce domestically and internationally, and to consider new types of data collection and research that could be undertaken by public and private organizations. This book contains work presented at a conference held by executive branch agencies in May 1999 at the Department of Commerce. The goals of the conference were to assess current research on the digital economy, to engage the private sector in developing the research that informs investment and policy decisions, and to promote better understanding of the growth and socioeconomic implications of information technology and electronic commerce. Aspects of the digital economy addressed include macroeconomic assessment, organizational change, small business, access, market structure and competition, and employment and the workforce.

The World Economy

Geography, Business, Development

Author: Frederick P.. Stutz,Barney Warf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292021195

Category: Economic geography

Page: 504

View: 9653

: This comprehensive text explores contemporary geographic topics and perspectives relating to the world economy. The authors provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the global economy in an era of shifting borders, restructuring economies, and regional realignments. Economic theory is combined with geography to address critical problems of growth, distribution, and development, along with their impact on international business. Recent geopolitical changes are vividly portrayed in a series of superb full-color maps and striking photographs. The Sixth Edition includes updated tables and data, color maps, 2009 economic statistics, a detailed analysis of the global shift in world trade and development, eleven new Case Studies, and a new Premium Website with videos, weblinks, RSS feeds, and quizzes.


Author: David Miles,Andrew Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126516414

Category: Macroeconomics

Page: 632

View: 6077

Market_Desc: * Economists* Financial Analysts * Economic Students Special Features: * Discusses geographical and historical events in a global perspective* Contains more references for the purpose of advanced research* Examines the effects of consumption, investment, monetary policy, stabilization policy, equity markets, and bond markets on business cycles* Looks at real exchange rates, nominal exchange rates and global capital markets, currency crises, exchange rate regimes and single currencies* Describes fiscal policy and the role the government plays in the economy About The Book: The goal of this book is to help the reader understand how the global economy works and the way economists think. Completely up to date and full of international data, the second edition covers current events as well as many striking historical examples. The information will enable the reader to think more clearly about the economy and evaluate the arguments of economists.

India's Turn

Understanding the Economic Transformation

Author: Arvind Subramanian

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195693546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 6013

On economic policies pursued in Indian economy post 1991 watershed year; articles co-authored with many other writers.

The World Economy

Resources, Location, Trade, and Development

Author: Frederick P. Stutz,Barney Warf

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132436892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 525

View: 7852

Provides a sound theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the global economy in an era of shifting borders, restructuring economies, and regional realignments. The book covers population, natural resources, and international trade. It combines theory with geography in addressing growth, distribution, and development, and explains their impact on international business. Portrays recent geopolitical changes and uses real-world examples. Promotes a greater appreciation of international and U.S. economic issues through a global perspective while highlighting world trade. The fifth edition of World Economy: Resources, Location, Trade and Development has been revised to include a chapter on consumption. It emphasizes global interdependence; flexible manufacturing; the globalization of business, culture, environmental problems, and telecommunications; and the transnational corporation. It discusses the declining roles of traditional factors of production and provides the latest country-by-country economic data for all of the world's major economies. An essential reference for any professional or business owner doing business in the world economy.

Tourism and the Economy

Understanding the Economics of Tourism

Author: James Mak

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824827892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 1178

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Many countries see it as a passport to their economic development; others express concern that uncontrolled tourism may overwhelm their natural, cultural, social, and physical resources. The question of how best to harness tourism for the good of host communities is increasingly debated and forms the basis of this book. Written in a highly accessible style for a general audience as well as professionals, it applies an economic way of thinking to tourism to help readers gain a better understanding of this dynamic and fascinating global industry.

Value and the World Economy Today

Production, Finance and Globalization

Author: R. Westra,A. Zuege

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230524613

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 5188

Value and the World Economy Today brings together a diverse group of globally renowned scholars of international political economy and critical economics to examine the relevance of value theory for understanding the world economy today. The book is unique in the way that it connects literatures that have for the most part developed in isolation from each other and therefore brings questions of theory to bear directly upon the problems of analyzing current global trends and formulating responses to them.

Out of the Rabble

Ending the Global Economic Crisis by Understanding the Zimbabwean Experience

Author: David Chiweza

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475973845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 7762

The world economy is in a crisis. From the United States to Europe to Africa, growing uncertainty exists over the future. In the midst of this, however, some nations are thriving. In Out of the Rabble, author David Chiweza dissects the real causes of the financial crisis and presents likely scenarios for the future. Based on Zimbabwe’s past forty-five years of experience, Chiweza, a resident of Zimbabwe, relates his nation’s economic fortunes to markets and establishes that all emerging economies have leveraged monopolistic domestic markets to overtake advanced economies. He sheds light on the causes of Zimbabwe’s infamous economic crisis and details an industrialisation blueprint with universal strategies that have catapulted underdog nations to succeed against the odds. A comprehensive and insightful exposition of the Zimbabwean and global economic crisis, Out of the Rabble proclaims that the free markets doctrine has benefited stronger economies. It not only reveals the factors influencing the current crisis but presents a sobering exposition of economic dynamics that mark the emergence of a new economic order.

China's New Role in the World Economy

Author: Yao Yang,Yiping Huang,Miaojie Yu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415691168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 6369

The growth of the Chinese economy and its impact on the global economy in contemporary times is without historical precedent. This volume presents an authoritative analysis of China's growth strategies, development model and structural reform in an international and historical context.

Understanding the Process of Economic Change

Author: Douglass C. North

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400829484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 4971

In this landmark work, a Nobel Prize-winning economist develops a new way of understanding the process by which economies change. Douglass North inspired a revolution in economic history a generation ago by demonstrating that economic performance is determined largely by the kind and quality of institutions that support markets. As he showed in two now classic books that inspired the New Institutional Economics (today a subfield of economics), property rights and transaction costs are fundamental determinants. Here, North explains how different societies arrive at the institutional infrastructure that greatly determines their economic trajectories. North argues that economic change depends largely on "adaptive efficiency," a society's effectiveness in creating institutions that are productive, stable, fair, and broadly accepted--and, importantly, flexible enough to be changed or replaced in response to political and economic feedback. While adhering to his earlier definition of institutions as the formal and informal rules that constrain human economic behavior, he extends his analysis to explore the deeper determinants of how these rules evolve and how economies change. Drawing on recent work by psychologists, he identifies intentionality as the crucial variable and proceeds to demonstrate how intentionality emerges as the product of social learning and how it then shapes the economy's institutional foundations and thus its capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. Understanding the Process of Economic Change accounts not only for past institutional change but also for the diverse performance of present-day economies. This major work is therefore also an essential guide to improving the performance of developing countries.

International Economics, Second Edition

Understanding the Forces of Globalization for Managers

Author: Paul Torelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631576140


Page: N.A

View: 1444

Today's news media displays an intense fascination with the global economy-and for good reason. The degree of worldwide economic integration is unprecedented. Rising globalization has lifted living standards and reduced poverty, while foreign markets and new technologies continue to present opportunities for entrepreneurs and corporations. Still, economic shocks can spread across the world in minutes, impacting billions of lives. The political framework supporting globalization is now under scrutiny, and recent elections suggest economic policies may be readjusted in the coming years. This book will help you learn about economics in everyday language, using little or no math, giving you better tools to interpret current events as well as long-term economic and political developments. Modern economics offers a powerful framework for understanding globalization, international trade, and economic growth. You may possess years of hands-on experience dealing with business cycles and foreign competitive pressures, but lack a solid grounding in economic concepts that shed light on the forces of globalization. This book is here to help.