ERIC Number: ED489032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Insights for Students into Trade and Globalization: Who Wins and Who Loses?
Weiner, David; Mamacos, Peter; Katz, Sherman E.; Rothenberg, Laurence E.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
The tremendous growth of international trade over the past several decades has both affected and been affected by of globalization. The volume of world trade since 1950 has increased twenty-folds-from $320 billion to $6.8 trillion, which exceeds expansion in the rate of production by three times. As a result, consumers around the world now enjoy a broader selection of products than ever before. A host of U.S. government agencies and international institutions has been established to help manage this ever-growing flow of trade. Although increased international trade has spurred tremendous economic growth across the globe-raising incomes, creating jobs, reducing prices, and increasing workers' earning power-trade can also bring about certain kinds of economic, political, and social disruption. "Insights for Students into Trade and Globalization": (1) Examines the fundamental economic principles behind international trade; (2) Familiarizes readers with the associated technical terminology; and (3) Offers insights into some of the controversies surrounding international trade policy both in the U.S. and abroad. This book is excellent supplemental material for students in grades 9-14 in world history, culture studies, and economics classes. The book is divided into three chapters: (1) The Economics of International Trade; (2) Government Regulation of Trade; and (3) Liberalization: The "Deregulation" of International Trade. Also included in the book are a list of figures and tables; an introduction; glossary; select bibliography; and information about the authors. (Contains 4 figures and 4 tables.) ["Insights for Students into Trade and Globalization" was co-published with the American Forum for Global Education.]
Descriptors: Global Approach, Public Agencies, Economic Progress, International Trade, Economics Education, Global Education
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education
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