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. This publication contributes to the discussion on how governments can help make international trade more inclusive and ensure that the benefits of open trade are spread more widely.
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“Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. Since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. As Richard Baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalization that is drastically different from the old. In the 1800s, globalization leaped forward when steam power and international peace lowered the costs of moving goods across borders. This triggered a self-fueling cycle of industrial agglomeration and growth that propelled today’s rich nations to dominance. That was the Great Divergence. The new globalization is driven by information technology, which has radically reduced the cost of moving ideas across borders…” [Publisher’s book website]
Reviews / Comments
Book review by Diane Coyle, November 2016
Book review by Bradford Delong, March 2017
Book review by The Economist, November 2016
Book review by Juliet Webster in The Times, January 2017
Book review by Martin Wolf in the Financial Times, December 2016
” 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.
Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs’s twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.” [Publisher’s book website]
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Book review by Matthew E. Kahn in Journal of Economic Literature, 53(3), September 2015.
Book review by Richard N. Cooper in Foreign Affairs, September 2015.
Book review by James H. Brown in BioScience, August 2015.
Book review by Pavithra Rao in The Africa Report, June 2015.
Book review by Fred Pearce in New Scientist, March 2015.
Book review by Japhy Wilson in Human Geography, 8(2), 2015.
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. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China and India spells the end of the West as a superpower. In order to understand this possibility, we need to look back in time. Why has the West dominated the globe for the past two hundred years, and will its power last?… [Publisher’s book website]
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Book review in The Economist, October 2010
Book review by George Walden in The Guardian, January 2011
Book review by Dr Ricardo Duchesne in Reviews in History (review no.1091)
Book review by Orville Schell in The New York Times, December 2010
Book review by Jonathan Healey
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. With migration set to accelerate, few issues are so urgently in need of dispassionate analysis – and few are more incendiary.Here, world-renowned economist Paul Collier seeks to defuse this explosive subject. Exodus looks at how people from the world’s poorest societies struggle to migrate to the rich West: the effects on those left behind and on the host societies, and explores the impulses and thinking that inform Western immigration policy. Migration, he concludes, is a fact, and we urgently need to think clearly about its possibilities and challenges: it is not a question of whether migration is good or bad, but how much is best?Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank. He is the author of, among others, the award-winning The Bottom Billion and The Plundered Planet. [Publisher’s book website]
Book review by Rupert Edis in The Telegraph, November 2013
Book review by Ian Birrell in The Guardian, November 2013
Book review by Kenan Malik in The Independent, October 2013
Book review by Geoffrey Cameron in Migration Studies, 1 (3): 375-377, November 2013