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The United States in the World Economy

Making Sense of Globalization

Authors: Elson, Anthony

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  • Provides a balanced assessment of the benefits and costs of globalization from both a conceptual and empirical perspective
  • Considers the impact of globalization on the US economy from a multi-dimensional perspective, taking account of trade, financial, and migratory flows
  • Addresses a number of policy and institutional reforms at the national and international levels that can be made to ensure the net benefits of globalization are maximized and more evenly distributed 
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About this book

This book assesses the impact of globalization on the US economy from the perspective of international trade, finance, and immigration, with a view to eliminating misinformation in the current public debate about the costs and benefits of globalization. The United States has played a key role in the development of economic and financial globalization since the end of World War II and has been the largest force for integration of the global economy. While the US economy as a whole has been a net beneficiary from globalization, significant costs have been incurred by certain groups and communities as a result of its effects. This book evaluates the benefits, costs, and impact on income distribution for the United States in the areas of international trade, finance, and immigration, drawing on key findings of the relevant literature. A key argument of this book is that the US economy has been a significant net beneficiary from globalization, but that the government needs to do more for those workers negatively impacted by its effects. This book ends by proposing key institutional reforms at the national and international level that would foster further gains from globalization and create a more equal distribution of its benefits. 

About the authors

Anthony Elson is an international economist, writer, and university lecturer in the Washington, DC area. For a number of years, he was a senior staff member of the International Monetary Fund and consultant with the World Bank. He has also taught at the Duke Center for International Development, the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Yale University.  



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“He covers a remarkable swath of intellectual terrain concisely, impressively combining analytical meticulousness with striking breadth. The author also manages to comment with great clarity on a number of topical issues, including the debate in America regarding immigration and pacts like the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. An analytically thorough and thoughtful discussion of globalization that provides a helpful history and sensible policy recommendations.” (Kirkus, kirkusreviews.com, June 19, 2019) 
 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-20687-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The United States in the World Economy
Book Subtitle
Making Sense of Globalization
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20688-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20688-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20687-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 227
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
Topics