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The great convergence : information technology and the new globalization

Author: Richard E Baldwin
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today's wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. Since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. As Richard Baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalization that is drastically different from the old. In the 1800s, globalization leaped forward when steam power and international peace lowered the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Baldwin
ISBN: 9780674660489 067466048X
OCLC Number: 946907068
Description: 329 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. The long history of globalization in short. --
Humanizing the globe and the first bundling --
Steam and globalization's first unbundling --
ICT and globalization's second unbundling --
Part II. Extending the globalization narrative --
A three-cascading-constraints view of globalization --
What's really new? --
Part III. Understanding globalization's changes --
Quintessential globalization economics --
Accounting for globalization's changed impact --
Part IV. Why it matters --
Rethinking G7 globalization policies --
Rethinking development policy --
Looking ahead --
Future globalization.
Responsibility: Richard Baldwin.
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From 1820 to 1990 the share of world income going to today's wealthy nations soared from 20% to 70%. That share has recently plummeted. Richard Baldwin shows how the combination of high tech with low  Read more...

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