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Growth of the International Economy, 1820-2000 An Introductory Text

ISBN-10: 0415199301
ISBN-13: 9780415199308
Edition: 4th 1999 (Revised)
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Description: This text is widely acknowledged to be the best available introduction to the study of the international economy as a mechanism for diffusing modern economic growth between nations. Updating the story to the present day, this edition covers the  More...

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List price: $83.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This text is widely acknowledged to be the best available introduction to the study of the international economy as a mechanism for diffusing modern economic growth between nations. Updating the story to the present day, this edition covers the latest developments in international economics. Significant new additions include:* globalization and the world economy* the growth of regional trading blocs* globalization and financial crisis in Asia* transition to the market in post-communist economiesPacked with new references and data, The Growth of the International Economy is an indispensable guide to the world economy as it enters the new millennium.

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List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The international economy, 1820-1913
The causes of the growth of the international economy in the nineteenth century
Technological progress: industry and agriculture
Technical progress: transport and communications
The accumulation of capital
The growth of world population
The supply of natural resources
The growth of real incomes
The spread of economic freedom
The growth of international trade
International long-term capital movements, 1820-1913
The growth of foreign investment
Direction of foreign investment
Determinants of capital outflow
The use of foreign funds in borrowing countries
Economic consequences of foreign investment
International migration, 1820-1913
European migration, 1821-1913
Migration and its causes
Aids to mass emigration
Economic consequences of migration
Intracontinental migration
Asiatic migration and tropical development
Commercial policy in the nineteenth century
Britain adopts free trade
The spread of free trade
The economic consequences of free trade
The return to protection
The economic consequences of protection
Foreign trade in the nineteenth century
The growth of world trade before 1913
The direction of world trade before 1913
The composition of world trade before 1913
Conclusions
The growth of a multilateral payments network
Introduction
Development of the system
Foreign investment and the multilateral settlements network
Concluding remarks
The growth of an international monetary system: the gold standard before 1913
Bimetallic and monometallic standards
Britain adopts the gold standard
International monetary standards up to 1870
The spread of the gold standard
The role of sterling as an international currency and the importance of the London capital market
The working of the gold standard
Divergence between classical theory and empirical evidence
Other features of the adjustment mechanism
Conclusions
International aspects of economic growth in the nineteenth century: the spread of industrialization
Introduction
The spread of industrialization
The contribution of the international economy
Causes of the limited spread of industrialization
Conclusions
International aspects of economic growth in the nineteenth century: the export economies
Introduction
Regions of recent settlement
The export economies
Economic imperialism and colonialism
Trends and fluctuations in the international economy before 1913
The international transmission of business cycles
Long swings and the international economy
Long-run trends in the terms of trade
Phases of growth
The interwar years
The international economy in the interwar years
Primary production
Population growth and migration
Manufacturing production
Growth of world incomes
The intensification of protectionism
The restoration of the gold standard and the economic recovery of the 1920s
Postwar inflation and the restoration of the gold standard
Weaknesses in the postwar gold standard: international investment
Institutional weaknesses of the restored gold standard
The economic boom of the late 1920s
The collapse of the gold standard and the disintegration of the international economy
Crisis in agriculture
Financial crisis in Europe
The end of the gold standard
Growth of restrictions on finance and trade
International financial co-operation
Regional economic co-operation
International commodity control schemes
Conclusions
International trade during the interwar period
The growth of world trade in the interwar years
The direction of world trade between the wars
The changing composition of world trade
Diminishing trade hypothesis
The Great Depression: an overview
The United States and the Great Depression
Other factors in the Great Depression
Long-run factors and the Great Depression
The post-1945 international economy
Planning the future international economy and the transitional period, 1944-50
The International Monetary Fund
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Postwar reconstruction
The international economy since 1950
Economic growth, an overview
Population growth and migration
International capital flows--private investment
International capital flows: foreign aid and other resource flows to developing countries
Technological change and world trade
Concluding remarks
International monetary relations, 1945-2000
The IMF: 1947-61
The IMF in the 1960s
Uncertain years, 1971-6
The post-Jamaican period, 1976-2000
Concluding remarks
The GATT, the World Trade Organization, and international commercial policy, 1947-2000
The early years, 1947-60
The GATT, the WTO and commercial policy, 1960-2000
Concluding remarks
Trade and growth in the international economy, 1945-2000: the developed countries
World Trade
Economic growth in the advanced countries, 1950-2000
Trade and growth in the international economy, 1945-2000: the developing economies, the centrally-planned economies and countries in transition
The developing economies
The centrally-planned economies
The countries in transition (CITs)
A summary: 1820-2000 and ahead
Index

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