ECON 401v6: The Changing Global Economy Report a Broken Link

At a very general level, economic globalization refers to the integration of world markets and production. What are the key driving forces behind globalization? Are globalizing markets limiting the power of governments and societies to freely choose their futures? How is globalization affecting economic inequality and poverty? Who are the winners and losers in the process? How does globalization affect the less developed regions of the world? What is the role of multinational firms? What economic policies are appropriate for a country like Canada in the emerging, competitive global economy? What economic policies are appropriate for a developing country? This course focuses on the economic aspects of globalization, but recognizes that political, social, and cultural perspectives are also important. ECON 401 examines the theory, evidence, and policies related to globalization to help students develop a critical understanding of globalization issues.

Unit 1


Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks about his book, Making Globalization Work. This YouTube clip is a video recording of an event that took place on October 13, 2006, at Google's Mountain View, CA, headquarters as part of the Authors@Google series.
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In 1993, the author was the Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. This article is the product of the Olin Institute's project on "The Changing Security Environment and American National Interests."
Supplementary Readings
Globalization is doomed to controversy thanks to a trio of misapprehensions. However, the opposition stems more from nostaligia and sterile theory than from economic reality.

Unit 2


This article examines the role that multinational corporations play in integrating the world's economies.

Unit 3


Unit 4


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Download and read Chapter 1 PDF (under Light-weight Documents).

Download and read Chapter 2 PDF (under Light-weight Documents).

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Unit 5


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Africa's biggest problems stem from its present leaders, but they were created by African society and history.
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Supplementary Readings
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