Information Technology and the New Globalization

Author: Richard Baldwin

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674237841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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An Economist Best Book of the Year A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year A Fast Company "7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter" Selection The nature of globalization has changed but our thinking about globalization has not. The renowned economist Richard Baldwin argues that the New Globalization is driven by knowledge crossing borders, not just goods. This is why its impact is more sudden, more individual, more unpredictable, and more uncontrollable than before--all of which presents developed nations with unprecedented challenges as they struggle to maintain reliable growth and social cohesion. It is also the driving force behind what Baldwin calls "The Great Convergence," as Asian economies in particular catch up with the West. "In this brilliant book, Baldwin has succeeded in saying something both new and true about globalization." --Martin Wolf, Financial Times "A very powerful description of the newest phase of globalization." --Larry Summers, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury "An essential book for understanding how modern trade works via global supply chains. An antidote to the protectionist nonsense being peddled by some politicians today." --The Economist
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Author: Richard Baldwin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067466048X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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From 1820 to 1990 the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from 20% to 70%. That share has recently plummeted. Richard Baldwin shows how the combination of high tech with low wages propelled industrialization in developing nations, deindustrialization in developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is petering out.
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Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Author: Richard Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190901769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9344

"Digital technology will bring globalisation and robotics (globotics) to previously shielded professional and service sectors. Jobs will be displaced at the eruptive pace of digital technology while they will be replaced at a normal historical pace. The mismatch will produce a backlash - the globotics upheaval"--
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A Global Perspective

Author: Leonid Grinin,Andrey Korotayev

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331917780X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 8556

This new monograph provides a stimulating new take on hotly contested topics in world modernization and the globalizing economy. It begins by situating what is called the Great Divergence--the social/technological revolution that led European nations to outpace the early dominance of Asia--in historical context over centuries. This is contrasted with an equally powerful Great Convergence, the recent economic and technological expansion taking place in Third World nations and characterized by narrowing inequity among nations. They are seen here as two phases of an inevitable global process, centuries in the making, with the potential for both positive and negative results. This sophisticated presentation examines: Why the developing world is growing more rapidly than the developed world. How this development began occurring under the Western world's radar. How former colonies of major powers grew to drive the world's economy. Why so many Western economists have been slow to recognize the Great Convergence. The increasing risk of geopolitical instability. Why the world is likely to find itself without an absolute leader after the end of the American hegemony A work of rare scope, Great Divergence and Great Convergence gives sociologists, global economists, demographers, and global historians a deeper understanding of the broader movement of social and economic history, combined with a long view of history as it is currently being made; it also offers some thrilling forecasts for global development in the forthcoming decades.
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Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

Author: Kishore Mahbubani

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610390334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 6994

Examines the rise in the global middle class, which brings an unprecedented convergence of perceptions, cultures and values, and warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes, a balance of global interests and power, and the integration of China, India, Africa and the Islamic world. 30,000 first printing.
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The Ascent of the Developing World

Author: Steven Radelet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476764794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6139

"The Great Surge tells the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, The Great Surge reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world,"
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Author: Jaime Ros

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

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The growth and development fields have expanded in the last twelve years in welcome directions that aim to deepen our understanding of the fundamental determinants of comparative development. This new book evaluates these new directions, including developments in endogenous growth theory and economic geography as well as the rise and challenge of the new institutional economics, in the light of the earlier, classical contributions to developmenttheory.The professional economist and researcher will find in the present book original theses on the contributions that early development theory can make to the research program of the economics of growth and comparative development. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in economics willfind a balanced theoretical treatment and an assessment of the empirical evidence provided by new and earlier approaches to economic growth and development.
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How Trade Shaped the World

Author: William J. Bernstein

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843548034

Category: Commerce

Page: 467

View: 3590

Traces the evolution of international trade, from ancient Mesopotamia to today's global marketplace, exploring the influence of commerce on agriculture, technology, politics, and civilization as a whole.
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How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization

Author: Nayan Chanda

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300134902

Category: History

Page: 416

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Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease. In the end, globalization—from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires—is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe. Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.
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Author: Branko Milanovic

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674969766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

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Branko Milanovic presents a bold account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Using vast data sets, he explains the forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations over time. He reveals who has been helped by globalization, who has been hurt, andwhat policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice.
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Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It

Author: Pankaj Ghemawat

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422142752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8522

Since the financial crisis of 2008, many of us have had to reexamine our beliefs about markets and globalization. How integrated should economies really be? How much regulation is right? Many people fuse these two dimensions of choice into one, either favoring both globalization and deregulation—or opposing both of them. It doesn’t have to be that way. In World 3.0, award-winning author and economist Pankaj Ghemawat reveals the folly in both of these responses. He calls for a third worldview—one in which both regulation and cross-border integration coexist and complement one another. Ghemawat starts by exposing common assumptions about globalization to hard data, proving that the world is not nearly as globalized as we think. And he explains why the potential gains from further integration are much larger than even pro globalizers tend to believe. He then tackles market failures and fears—job losses, environmental degradation, macroeconomic volatility, and trade and capital imbalances—that opponents of globalization often invoke. Drawing on compelling data, he shows that increased globalization can actually alleviate some of these problems. Finally, Ghemawat describes how a wide range of players—businesses, policy makers, citizens, media—can help open up flows of ideas, people, and goods across borders, but in ways that maximize the benefits and minimize the potential side effects. World 3.0 dispels powerfully entrenched—but incorrect—assumptions about globalization. Provocative and bold, this new book explains how people around the world can secure their collective prosperity through new approaches to cross-border integration. Ghemawat’s thinking will surprise and move you—no matter where you stand on globalization.
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Cultures, Economies, and Politics

Author: Keri E. Iyall Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429972717

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from prominent scholars, journalists, and theorists will resonate with students, stretch the classroom into their daily lives, and give the study of globalization concrete meaning. Each of three sections (culture, economy, and politics) begins with an original introduction from the editor which familiarizes readers with essential themes and concepts and provides necessary context for the readings that follow. Useful resources for further research, including websites, films, and class exercises, are also provided to exemplify and add relevance to major topics. Accessible and expansive, this is the ideal primary reader or supplement for undergraduate courses on the sociology of globalization.
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Author: Dave Elder-Vass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107146143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9618

"Our economy is neither overwhelmingly capitalist, as Marxist political economists argue, nor overwhelmingly a market economy, as mainstream economists assume. Both approaches ignore vast swathes of the economy, including the gift, collaborative and hybrid forms that coexist with more conventional capitalism in the new digital economy. Drawing on economic sociology, anthropology of the gift and heterodox economics, this book proposes a ground-breaking framework for analysing diverse economic systems: a political economy of practices. The framework is used to analyse Apple, Wikipedia, Google, YouTube and Facebook, showing how different complexes of appropriative practices bring about radically different economic outcomes. Innovative and topical, Profit and Gift in the Digital Economy focusses on an area of rapid social change while developing a theoretically and politically radical framework that will be of continuing long term relevance. It will appeal to students, activists and academics in the social sciences"--
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What Can be Done?

Author: Anthony Barnes Atkinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319912984


Page: 384

View: 6270

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Clashing Egos, Inflated Ambitions, and the Great Shambles of the World Trade System

Author: Paul Blustein


ISBN: 1458765644

Category: Political Science

Page: 818

View: 5069

As the pivotal institution of global capitalism, the World Trade Organization is both revered and reviled. In this book, journalist Paul Blustein tells the compelling story of how an organization dedicated to resolving trade disputes and promoting economic growth slid into dysfunctionality - which poses a new and grave menace to globalization itself. In more than seven years of global talks the WTO has struggled and failed to resolve contentious differences between rich and developing nations. Now, with a worldwide recession underway, the WTO's failure is deepening the peril of a surge in protectionism - a sign the world may not be so fat after all. Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations recounts, in vivid detail, how the high-stakes negotiations went awry. At risk, Blustein argues, is the fate of the system that for six decades has opened the global economy and kept it from splintering. Blustein is a brilliant investigator of complex international organizations; his previous books on the International Monetary Fund have drawn wide acclaim for being vividly reported and highly readable. Now he shines his journalistic spotlight inside another enormously powerful international institution that is a source of great perplexity even, sometimes, to those who work for it. Based on interviews with more than 150 officials of the WTO and its member nations, many of whom shared notes of confidential meetings, Blustein's tale of high-decibel confrontations, late-night scrambling, and tearful despondency presents an alarm call to anyone who believes in the power of globalization to raise living standards around the world.
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Author: Martin Wolf

Publisher: Yale Nota Bene

ISBN: 9780300107777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

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"Meticulous, well-structured, and persuasive." Martin Vander Weyer, Spectator
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Author: David G. Blanchflower,Andrew J. Oswald

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262023757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

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The Wage Curve casts doubt on some of the most important ideas in macroeconomics, labor economics, and regional economics. According to macroeconomic orthodoxy, there is a relationship between unemployment and the rate of change of wages. According to orthodoxy in labor economics and regional economics, an area's wage is positively related to the amount of joblessness in the area. The Wage Curve suggests that both these beliefs are incorrect. Blanchflower and Oswald argue that the stable relationship is a downward-sloping convex curve linking local unemployment and the level of pay. Their study, which is one of the most intensive in the history of social science, is based on random samples that provide computerized information on nearly four million people from sixteen countries. Throughout, the authors systematically present evidence and possible explanations for their empirical "law" of economics.
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Author: Elhanan Helpman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674060784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Helpman explains what shapes international production and distribution of goods and the resulting trade flows, and provides a clear, original account of the trade-theory revolutions of the 1980s and the post-recession. Though it contains no equations, Understanding Global Trade is mathematical in its elegance, precision, and power of expression.
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A Short History

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Niels P. Petersson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691133956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 547

'Globalization' has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. This text makes the case that globalization is not so new after all.
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