Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

by L. Alan Winters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226036162

ISBN-13: 9780226036168

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Challenges to Globalization evaluates the arguments of pro-globalists and anti-globalists regarding issues such as globalization’s relationship to democracy, its impact on the environment and on labor markets and wage levels, and the associated expansion of trade and its effects on prices.

The contributors to this volume present surprising

Overview

Challenges to Globalization evaluates the arguments of pro-globalists and anti-globalists regarding issues such as globalization’s relationship to democracy, its impact on the environment and on labor markets and wage levels, and the associated expansion of trade and its effects on prices.

The contributors to this volume present surprising findings that often run counter to the claim that multinational firms primarily seek countries with low-wage labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226036168
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Challenges to Globalizaton: An Overview
I. THE CRITICS
1. Assessing Globalization's Critics: "Talkers Are No Good Doers?"
2. Globalization and Democracy
II. TRADE FLOWS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES
3. Geography and Export Performance: External Market Access and Internal Supply Capacity
4. Globalizatioin and Interaction Commodity Trade with Specific Reference to the West
African Cocoa Producers
5. Globalization and Dirty Industries: Do Pollution Havens Matter?
III. FACTOR MARKETS: LABOR
6. The Role of Globalization in the Within-Industry Shift Away from Unskilled Workers in
France
7. The Brain Drain: Curse or Boon? A Survey of the Literature
8. The Effects of Multinational Production on Wages and Working Conditions in Developing
Countries
IV. FACTOR MARKETS: CAPITAL
9. Home- and Host-Country Effects of Foreign Direct Investment
10. Competition of Multinational Investment in Developing Countries: Human Capital,
Infrastructure, and Market Size
11. The Cross- Border Mergers and Acquisitions Wave of the Late 1990s
V. MACROECONOMICS
12. Financial Opening: Evidence and Policy Options
13. Openness and Growth: What's the Empirical Relationship?

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