ECON 0424 - Professor Leticia Arroyo Abad
For all questions make sure you explain and state the concept/problem/idea alluded, mention the theoretical implications (when applicable), and empirical evidence in historical perspective. You s
Jul 1st 2009 From Economist.com
Rich countries respond to the economic downturn by trying to limit the flow of migrants
IN THE boom
Third thoughts on foreign capital
Nov 16th 2006 From The Economist print edition
If it doesn't kill you, financial globalisation will make you stronger THE next gre
Capital does not flow very plentifully to poor countries today. Does this reflect (a) the poor countries low productivity? (b) their distortions? (c) their weak institutions (country risk)? (d) other forces? Discuss. Contrast with conditions in the 1870-
The gains from financial globalization fall, broadly speaking, in three categories. Describe and comment on each of them. Mishkin et al (2009) find extra benefits of foreign capital (see Third thoughts on foreign capital, The Economist, November 16th, 200
D uring the last decades of the 20th century, many countries have gone through a series of reforms labeled known as trade liberalization. Explain the typical policies involved, the costs, and the expected vs. actual results. Why do countries trade? o Prox
T he specific factors model fits the t rade patterns and flows between the A tlantic economies du ring the fi rst globalization wave. Simply state this m odel, its theoretical implications, and contrast them with the actual experience of the peripheral an
Nobel Prize in Economics Joseph Stiglitz believes that globalization has not delivered growth and development for poor countries. Explain his argument and provide evidence.
In theory o Trade can be a positive force for development Policies that reduce tar
Gregory Clarks hypothesis hinges upon the idea of the survival of the richest: What does he mean by this? How is this theory challenging our previous knowledge on economic growth in historical perspective?
Its about the survival of the fittest patient and
For biologist Jared Diamond, genetic and biological explanations cannot explain why wealth and power became distributed as they are now and not in other way. Discuss Diamonds argument on the rise of the West.
Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs, and Steel Typical
Compare the first and second waves of globalization. What are the differences and similarities? Are there any lessons we can learn from the past?
What is globalization? o o o o Development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by