The Contemporary Global Economy: A History since 1980

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The Contemporary Global Economy provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy, focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s. It explains the main drivers of economic change and how we are able to discern their effects in the world today.

  • A lucid and balanced survey, based on extensive research in data and documents, accessible to the non-specialist
  • Written by a renowned specialist in international economic relations with academic and government credentials
  • Offers clear and engaging explanations of the main motors of economic change and how we are able to discern their effects in the world today
  • The author assumes little knowledge of economic theory or financial markets
  • Identifies the challenges for sustainable recovery and economic growth in the years ahead

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In The Contemporary Global Economy, Alfred Eckes provides alively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy fornon-specialists. Focusing on the dynamics of globalization sincethe 1980s, the book views developments historically, explaining howthe main motors of economic change work and how we can discerntheir effects in the world today.

Eckes begins with a brief description of economic change sincethe nineteenth century, the age of the 'first global economy', andindicates how the dramatic change in the world economy since the1980s led to a new era in global expansion with the rise of Chinaand other emerging powers. He explains how structural imbalances,policy mistakes, and excesses led to the financial crisis of2007-2010.

The book describes the different aspects of the economy from therole of the World Trade Organization to the workings of financialmarkets, and the actions of the International Monetary Fund and theGroup of Twenty nations. It explains the underlying changes thathave affected individuals in their various roles as consumers,producers, workers and citizens around the world, and identifiesthe challenges for sustainable economic growth in the years ahead.It also examines the underside of globalization, including humantrafficking, sweatshops, organized crime, unsafe products, andenvironmental destruction.

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Alfred E. Eckes, Jr., is Ohio Eminent Research Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University and a former Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has published a number of books on international trade and finance, the competition for world resources, and globalization. Eckes is a former president and executive vice president of the International Trade and Finance Association (IT&FA), an organization of academics and professionals from 25 countries. He has served as editor of its journal, the Global Economy Journal.

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