The Global Economy, 1st Edition

  • David A. Dieterle
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  • ISBN-10: 1440869863
  • ISBN-13: 9781440869860
  • DDC: 337
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The global economy represents the combined economic output of all countries on Earth and is currently estimated at around $80 trillion. While globalization has made it possible for greater economic interaction between nations and rapid growth on a worldwide scale, many have argued that it has also helped to widen the gap between the richest and poorest nations. The movement of goods and services between countries also has major impacts on national politics and international diplomacy, as well as significant implications for human rights and welfare. This book gives readers an in-depth yet reader-friendly look at one of the most important aspects of modern economics. Using simple language and relevant real-world examples, this book is appropriate for high school and undergraduate economics students as well as general-interest readers curious to learn more about the global economy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: History of the Global Economy.
1: Economic Rules of the Global Economy.
2: Global Economy, Politics, and Culture.
3: Gains from Trade.
4: Protectionism and Standards.
5: Measuring the Global Economy.
6: Global Financial Systems: Exchange Rates and Exchange Rate Systems.
7: The Organizations That Influence the Global Economy.
8: International Rules, Trade Agreements, and Trade Unions.
9: Major Controversies of the Global Economy.
10: The Influencers of the Global Economy.
Conclusion: The Future of the Global Economy.
Questions for Further Exploration.
About the Author.