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Globalization and poverty; 3v.


Globalization and poverty; 3v.

Ed. by Paul Collier and Jan Willem Gunning.

Edward Elgar Publishing


1664 pages



The globalization of the world economy; 19


Collier (economics, Oxford U., UK) and Gunning (development economics, the Free U., the Netherlands) present a three-volume collection of previously published articles that explores the debates over the relationship between globalization and poverty within academic economics in the last decade or so. The first volume, subtitled, "what has happened?," is primarily descriptive. Its 19 chapters include discussion on the history of globalization and its economic effects, followed by examination of the impact of globalization on global poverty, international convergence or divergence, regional convergence or divergence, and domestic inequality and poverty. It also includes country and regional perspectives for China, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa. The next volume is concerned with channels of transmission for capital, labor, and goods. It contains two overview theoretical chapters, followed by 15 chapters organized into separate sections discussing the economics of trade flows, capital flows, and migration. The final volume discusses policy responses and includes coverage in its 16 chapters of international trade and labor standards, child labor laws, wages and working conditions, environmental diversity, aid allocation and poverty reduction, external debt, odious debt, macroeconomic adjustment programs, capital account convertibility, pharmaceuticals and intellectual property, and disease eradication as a public good.

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