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Encyclopedia of the Global Economy: A Guide for Students and Researchers, vols. 1-2.


Encyclopedia of the global economy; a guide for students and researchers; 2v.

O'Connor, David E.

Greenwood Pr.


814 pages




In volume one, O'Connor (economics, Edwin O. Smith High School) presents 168 alphabetized entries examining the "key people, institutions, current issues, and historical events that shaped the global economy." The broad subjects addressed by the entries are economic growth and sustainable economic development, economic history, economic systems, finance and banking, global issues, globalization, institutions and organizations, international trade, people, poverty and income distribution, production and output, and regionalism. The second volume is primarily devoted to the presentation of key documents and statistical data. The 60 documents are taken from the major multilateral finance institutions, nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, and regional organizations. They are organized under the headings of population, poverty reduction, economic growth and sustainable development, international trade, regional integration in the global trading system, foreign direct investment and corporate social responsibility, consumer rights and sustainable consumption, and quality of life and economic justice. Relatively current statistical data, presented in tabular form, is presented under the headings of population; global output; advanced economies; least- developed economies; income distribution, poverty, and external debt; quality of life indicators; transnational corporations and foreign direct investment; international trade; regional development banks; global energy consumption and production; and global competitiveness and freedom. Both volumes include a timeline (1776-2009), a glossary, listings of relevant Web sites, and a selected bibliography.

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