Encyclopedia of the global economy. 2 (2006)

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Greenwood Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 374 pages
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the global economy. This book covers a spectrum of concepts, people, and organisations related to economic globalisation - from its origins in the quest for exotic spices in the 16th Century. It is a useful resource for those interested in the dynamics of the global economy.

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Contents

Population
9
Poverty Reduction
19
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
36
International Trade
53
Regional Integration in the Global Trading System
67
Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility
91
Global Labor Markets and Labor Rights
106
Workplace Code of Conduct
114
A Note about the Statistical Tables
187
Global Output
193
Advanced Economies
210
Income Distribution Poverty and External Debt
226
Transnational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment
258
International Trade
279
Regional Development Banks
291
Global Competitiveness and Freedom
308

The Environment and Sustainable Development
121
Consumer Rights and Sustainable Consumption
144
Quality of Life and Economic Justice
157
Glossary of Selected Terms
323
Key Global Economy Web Sites
337
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About the author (2006)

DAVID E. O'CONNOR is a nationally recognized economics teacher at the Edwin O. Smith High School in Storrs, Connecticut. He has also served as a College Board Consultant in Economics, President of the Connecticut Council for Social Studies, and Instructor at the Taft Summer Institute for Teachers. He has conducted over 100 teacher workshops and written 18 books and teacher's manuals in the fields of economics, ethnic history, and world history, including Basic Economic Principles (Greenwood, 2000), Demystifying the Global Economy (Greenwood, 2002), and The Basics of Economics (Greenwood, 2004).

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