Making Globalization More Inclusive

Making Globalization More Inclusive:

Lessons from experience with adjustment policies

Edited by Marc Bacchetta (WTO and University of Neuchâtel), Emmanuel Milet (Geneva School of Economics and Management) and José-Antonio Monteiro (WTO and University of Neuchâtel)

Policies aimed at helping workers adjust to the impact of trade or technological changes can provide a helping hand to the workforce and increase the benefits of open trade and new technologies.… read more ...

The Age of Sustainable Development

” Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world’s most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.… read more ...

Why the West Rules — for Now

Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West’s rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy.… read more ...

Exodus: Immigration and Mulitculturalism in the 21st Century

Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views – and those of our politicians – remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants, tinged by xenophobia and racism; and the view of business and liberal elites that ‘open doors’ are both economically and ethically imperative.… read more ...

The Role of Government in East Asian Economic Development: Comparative Institutional Analysis

“The role of government in East Asian economic development has been a contentious issue. Two competing views have shaped enquiries into the source of the rapid growth of the high-performing Asian economies and attempts to derive a general lesson for other developing economies: the market-friendly view, according to which government intervenes little in the market, and the developmental state view, in which it governs the market…” [Publisher’s book website]

Book review by Terutomo Ozawa in The Journal of Asian Studies, 58 (2): 453-454, May 1999.

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The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off

“How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn’t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin–the first non-Westerner to be chief economist of the World Bank–focuses on what developing nations can do to help themselves…” [Publisher’s book website]
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Book review by Monika Kerekes in Journal of Economics, 109(1), May 2013.… read more ...