In recent years there has been plenty of evidence to show just how closely the different economies around the world depend on each other. In order to fully understand our own economy it is now vital to understand it within the global perspective. There have been a number of great books written on this subject. Here are the top 5 best global economics books reviewed.
Different countries around the world have trade agreements with other countries. The most important and influential of all trading agreements is the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The members of NAFTA are the US, Canada, and Mexico and it is sometimes referred to as a trilateral trading block. The reason why NAFTA is so important is that between the three of these members there is the largest GDP of any trading block in the world.
When dealing with different currencies it is important to be able to determine the relative value of each of them. Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a method for determining this comparative value. The theory behind PPP has been around since sixteenth century. It is based on the idea that if markets are effective, there will be the same price for items even if they are in different geographical locations – this is called the law of one price. Where differences do occur in price it can be due to barriers in trade and taxes. In reality there can be a huge difference between the prices of goods in different countries. These prices will also be impacted by things like level of supply and demand. Read the rest of this entry »
Dependency theory has been put forward by social science theorists in an attempt to explain how developed and developing nations affect each other. It implies that the resources flow from poorer countries to the wealthier countries. It is viewed as an opposing view to the notion of a free market economy as it points out deficiencies in that system. This theory has been highly influenced by the work of Hans Singer and Raul Prebisch.
International business has become increasingly important as more companies attempt to become global entities. It does feel like the world has become a lot smaller in the last few decades with the rise of multinationals and improved communications technology. There is a lot of interest in international business and there have been some good books written to satisfy this curiosity. Here are what we think are the top 5 best international business books reviewed.
A multinational corporation can also be referred to as an international corporation. This is the type of company with production outlets in different countries or that sells their products and services in different countries. In the last few decades we have witnessed a huge rise in the number of multinational corporations. Read the rest of this entry »
International finance is a fascinating subject that is not only of interest to economists, and academics, but also to members of the general public as well. There have been some excellent books written on this subject and we won’t be able to review them all here. What follows is just the top 5 best international finance books reviewed.