In Globalization, authors Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn cut through the myths surrounding globalization and look more closely at its real impact, presenting a more accurate picture of the present status of globalization and its future consequences. Page by page, they uncover the real facts about globalization and answer the most important questions it raises, including: Will globalization increase or diminish in economic importance? Do higher living standards depend more on global or local conditions - and What are the actual implications of globalization for financial markets?
Table of contents
- Introduction: Just How Global Are We?
- 1. It May Be News, But It Isn't New: A Brief History of Globalization
2. Countries Control Their Fates: How Little Globalization Explains
- 2.1. Who Calls the Shots?
- 2.2. An Inadvertent Experiment
- 2.3. The Uneven Course of Manufacturing
- 2.4. The Recipe for Productivity Growth
- 2.5. Importance of Incremental Improvements
- 2.6. Tell Me Again: Why Is China Rising?
- 2.7. Episodic Improvements and Retreats
- 2.8. Widely Shared Diversions
- 2.9. What About Free Trade?
- 2.10. Keep It Local
- 3. Employment Trends for Globalization 3.0: Are All the Good Jobs Going Away?
4. Can We Make Any Money?: What Globalization Does to Profits
- 4.1. Companies Under Globalization 3.0
- 4.2. Why Some Companies Are Profitable
- 4.3. Profits in Competitive Markets: Low Before Globalization, and Low After
- 4.4. Profits in Protected Markets: Do They Survive?
- 4.5. How to Keep Competitors Out
- 4.6. The Special Role of Economies of Scale Advantages
- 4.7. Competitive Advantages in a Global World
- 4.8. The Future of Profitability
5. International Finance in a Global World: Home Field Advantage
- 5.1. Flow of Funds
- 5.2. Foreign Direct Investment: Not Where the Action Is
- 5.3. Financial Markets and Portfolio Investment: Not Here, Either
- 5.4. Institutions as Investors: These Do Matter
- 5.5. Safer at Home: Financial Markets and the Limits of Globalization
- 5.6. Global Capital Markets and Economic Development: More Headlines Than Production Lines
- 6. A Genuine Global Economic Problem: Replacing the Consumer of Last Resort
- Conclusion: Beyond Economics
- About the Authors
- Title: Globalizátion: The irrational fear that someone in China will take your job
- Release date: November 2008
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9780470169636
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