Course Outline

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. The Previous Waves of Globalization
    1. The First Wave of Globalization (The end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX Century)
    2. The Second Wave of Globalization (1945-80)
  3. The Present Wave of Globalization
  4. The forces that drive the trade flows: the role of the WTO
  5. Regional Economic Integration Processes.
  6. Global Capital Flows
    1. FDI flows, Portfolio Flows and others.
    2. Financial Crises: Banking and Balance of Payments Crisis
  7. Multinational Enterprises
  8. The Labour Markets
  9. Globalization and Culture,
  10. Globalization and Environment: A new challenge, Globalization and Politics

Reference Books

  1. Brawley, Mark R.; (2002). The Politics of Globalization. Broadview Press. 2002.
  2. Deardorff, Alan V.; Stern, Robert M. (2000) “What the Public Should Know about Globalization and The World Trade Organization” The University of Michigan Discussion Paper No 460
  3. Friedman, Thomas L. (1999). The Lexus and the Olive Tree. Farrar, Straus, and Grioux.
  4. Hausman, Ricardo; Fernández Arias, Eduardo (2000) “Foreign Direct Investment. GoodCholesterol?” Inter-American Development Bank Research Department.
  5. Held, David and McGrew, Anthony (2002) “(Mis) Managing the World.” Chapter 6 (pp. 58-76) in Globalization/Anti-Globalization. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.