Bob Cropf

This Week’s Class – Globalization session

In class stuff on March 16, 2009 at 3:45 PM

The Globalization session of this week’s class will cover two readings. The main one is “Spreading the wealth” by David Dollar and Aart Kraay and the responses to their article, basically pages 23 – 44.In this document if you have time you can also look at the “great divide …” by Bruce R Scott from page 53.

The second one is “international Financial Stability and Market efficiency as a Global Public Good” by Stephany Griffith-Jones. You will find both documents in the eRes reading list. 

As you look through the readings, for the first one, familiarize yourself to the arguments surrounding the issue of whether globalization increases inter- country and intra country inequality and consider the methodological approaches and fundamental assumptions that the authors take/make. 

For the second reading, think of the current economic crisis and how isolated ‘economic stimulus plans’ by individual countries will be insufficient if a global stabilization program is not pursued (the G-20 was just discussing this).Particularly, think of such objectives within the current world economic order or financial architecture, and the opportunities and challenges it faces as Griffith-Jones discusses it.


Let me know if you have any questions.




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