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Globalization, Growth and Marginalization

  • A. S. Bhalla
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A. S. Bhalla
    Pages 1-12
  3. Paul Streeten
    Pages 13-47
  4. Azizur Rahman Khan
    Pages 103-124
  5. S. M. Wangwe, Flora Musonda
    Pages 149-167
  6. A. S. Bhalla, Albert Berry
    Pages 168-189
  7. A. S. Bhalla
    Pages 190-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-224

About this book

Introduction

Globalization is defined in economic terms to mean freer flows of trade, foreign direct investment and finance, and liberalization of trade and investment policies. Impacts of globalization and information technology are examined in terms of growth and productivity, poverty and income distribution, and employment. Experiences of Africa, East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America in the era of globalization are discussed. It is argued that benefits of freer trade and capital flows need to be managed carefully in order to minimise the costs and maximise gains.

Keywords

capital distribution East Asia foreign direct investment globalization growth income distribution information Information Technology (IT) investment liberalization Poverty productivity research trade

Editors and affiliations

  • A. S. Bhalla
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sidney Sussex CollegeUniversity of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.International Development Research CentreOttawaCanada

About the editors

ALBERT BERRY Professor of Economics and Director of the Latin American Programme, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto JEFFREY JAMES Professor of Development Economics and Director, Centre for Graduate Studies in Economics and Management, Tilburg University, The Netherlands AZIZUR RAHMAN KHAN Professor of Economics, University of California at Riverside FLORA MUSONDA Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Foundation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania PAUL STREETEN Professor Emeritus of Economics, Boston University SAMUEL WANGWE Executive Director, Economic and Social Research Foundation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Reviews

'A timely and highly impressive contribution to the subject. The book is particularly recommended for its important analysis of the role of technological factors in globalization and its excellent discussion of the impact of globalization on poverty and income distribution in developing countries.' - Professor Ajit Singh, Cambridge University and Senior Fellow, Queens College