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Handbook on the Globalization of the World Economy

Handbook on the Globalization of the World Economy

by Amnon Levy-Livermore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858984674
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
Pages: 776
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.73(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresviii
List of Tablesx
List of Contributorsxv
Part 1Global Growth, Inequality, Saving, Investment and Indebtedness
1The Genesis of the Current Global Economic System3
2Trends in Intercountry Income Differences: World Levels and Decomposition Between and Within Regions29
3External Debts and their Implications for Economic Growth63
4Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Selected LDCs, 1963-9287
5Globalized Investing and the Political Risk Aspects of International Sovereign Debt and Foreign Direct Investments100
6Trends in the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment: the Case of the Asia-Pacific Region123
7The Role of Multinational Corporations in Globalizing the World Economy: Evidence from Affiliates of US Multinational Companies147
8The Socially Optimal Level of Saving - An International Comparison168
Part 2Regionalization and Globalization of Trade
9From Bretton Woods to the World Trade Organization and the Formation of Regional Trading Blocs199
10Trade Regimes and GATT: Resource-Intensive versus Knowledge-Intensive Growth226
11European Unification: Between Reality and Myth250
12Trade Liberalization in the Asia-Pacific Region298
13APEC Without South Asia318
Part 3From Centrally Planned to Market Economy
14Institutional and Policy Aspects of Transition: An Empirical Analysis343
15A Macroeconomic Analysis of Economies in Transition386
16The Transition of the Centrally Planned Economies in Eastern Europe to Market Economies: the Cases of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland411
17Labour Issues in the Former Centrally Planned Economies in Eastern Europe453
18The Transition of Centrally Planned Economies in East Asia into Market Economies481
Part 4Internationalization and Integration of Markets
19International Exchange-Rate Movements and their Effects on Prices, Balance of Payments, Output and Employment517
20Internationalization and Integration of Financial and Capital Markets557
21Relationships between Equity Markets in the Asia-Pacific Region582
22Integration of Market Economies and the Rights of Labour: International Regulation of Labour Standards596
23Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Regionalism versus Multilateralism619
Part 5Global Environmental and Resource Problems
24Emissions, Externalities and Economic Instruments in a Global Context651
25Trends in Energy Sources, Prices, Regulations, and Technology, and their Implications for Global Growth and Pollution680
26The Implications of North-South Trade for Natural Resource Depletion and Environmental Degradation702

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