Click Here To Purchase The Contemporary Global Economy: A History since 1980 (Blackwell History of the Contemporary World)

Author: Alfred E Eckes Jr

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8343-7

The Contemporary Global Economy starts with the key features of globalization including improving life expectancy, literacy, living standards, accelerating migration, shift in population from rural to urban areas, enhanced mobility and greater economic integration. The book also touches upon the key themes in transition of economies from manufacturing to services, resurgence of financial markets, deregulation, privatization, and technology improvements during this time period.

While the contemporary global economy is the focus of the book, there is a historical perspective of the global economy over the past 100 years starting with the first global economy just before the world war I and the renewed globalization after 1950.

With the developed economies, the book explains how globalization and open markets have impacted Western Europe, North America, Japan and Australia and how these economies have become integrated with globalization.