International Trade

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World Economy Explained outlines the background of the economic problems that have shaken the world in recent years. It describes how our global economic system has evolved and how it operates today. The series also explains some of the causes and effects of the financial problems that many people and countries are currently facing.

International Trade is vital to the world economy. Countries have always traded with each other, but the value of that trade today is 50 times ...

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Overview

World Economy Explained outlines the background of the economic problems that have shaken the world in recent years. It describes how our global economic system has evolved and how it operates today. The series also explains some of the causes and effects of the financial problems that many people and countries are currently facing.

International Trade is vital to the world economy. Countries have always traded with each other, but the value of that trade today is 50 times greater than just 40 years ago. This book looks at how international trade developed and at the advantages and disadvantages it has brought to both wealthy and poorer countries. In a rapidly changing world, it considers some of the future challenges to international trade. Quoting from many firsthand accounts, it encourages readers to form their own views on world economic issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607530800
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Series: World Economy Explained
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

It's a Small World 6

Trade: Ancient and Modern 8

Building Up World Trade 12

How Economies Work 14

Which System Works Best? 18

Risk and Disruption 22

What About the Workers? 26

Trade and the Environment 30

Action and Agreements 34

The Bottom Line 38

Looking Ahead 42

Glossary 44

Further Reading and Web Sites 45

Index 46

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