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Globalization and Poverty

Ann Harrison

Abstract

Over the past two decades, the percentage of the world's population living on less than a dollar a day has been cut in half. How much of that improvement is because of—or in spite of—globalization? While anti-globalization activists mount loud critiques and the media report breathlessly on globalization's perils and promises, economists have largely remained silent, in part because of an entrenched institutional divide between those who study poverty and those who study trade and finance. This book bridges that gap, bringing together experts on both international trade and poverty to provide a ... More

Keywords: globalization, anti-globalization activists, institutional divide, poverty, international trade, finance, developing nations, import tariffs, currency crises, food aid

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226317946
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Harrison, editor

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Contents

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I Global (Cross-Country) Analyses

II Country Case Studies of Trade Reform and Poverty

6. The Effects of the Colombian Trade Liberalization on Urban Poverty

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg and Nina Pavcnik

8. Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure in Poland

Chor-ching Goh and Beata S. Javorcik

III Capital Flows and Poverty Outcomes

11 Financial Globalization, Growth, and Volatility in Developing Countries

Eswar S. Prasad, Kenneth Rogoff, Shang-Jin Wei, and M. Ayhan Kose

IV Other Outcomes Associated with Globalization (Risk, Returns to Speaking English)