Inside the Global Economy: A Practical Guide

Inside the Global Economy: A Practical Guide

By: Andrew Vonnegut (author)Paperback

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This comprehensive and informed text offers a practical introduction to the workings of the global economy. Drawing on his hands-on experience in international finance and economic policy, Andrew Vonnegut clearly explains economic concepts and illustrates them with cogent case studies. He describes the global economy by combining principles of economics with investment finance, decision theory, economic history, behavioral psychology, and accounting. Within a rigorous framework that sheds light on the reasons behind international economic events and trends, he brings the people, institutions, incentives, and money flows of the global economy to life. Oriented toward professionals and students, working or intending to work in the global economy, this book fills an important void. It will be invaluable for practitioners in business, investment finance, public policy, consulting, global studies, and journalism. Providing the tools needed to understand international economics, Vonnegut enlightens readers on the people, behaviors, and institutions behind trade and investment flows in today's globalized economies, and how they all contribute to the volatile and dynamic world we are experiencing. ANCILLARIES *Powerpoint slides for each class session *Testbank that includes quizzes, a midterm, supplemental readings, and a final project *Moodle site offering a complete online version of the course, including a syllabus

About Author

Andrew Vonnegut teaches global economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, advises on economics and finance, and owns a small manufacturing company. He has a PhD in applied economics and statistics and twenty years of international economic experience, including working in emerging markets finance, the United States Agency for International Development, and the international consulting firms Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz & Company.


Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Section I: The Global Economic System Chapter 1: National Economies Compared Chapter 2: Participants and Incentives Chapter 3: Central banks, Interest Rates and Money Chapter 4: Domestic Policies and Global Repercussions Chapter 5: Global Trade and Trends Chapter 6: International Payments and Exchange Chapter 7: Investor Decisions, Moving Economies Chapter 8: Economic Growth Part II: Big Shift Cases and Scenarios for the Future Introduction to Part II Chapter 9: Demographic Shifts Chapter 10: Ecological Change Chapter 11: Income and Wealth Inequality Chapter 12: IT: Virtualization, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics Chapter 13: Emerging Markets Growth Appendix: Economics' Struggle with Methodology Glossary Bibliography Index About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781442281608
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9781442281608
  • weight: 445
  • ISBN10: 144228160X

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