World Economy Towards Global Disequilibrium: American-Asian Indifference and European Fears

Hardcover | September 15, 2007

byMario Baldassarri

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This book stresses how the rise of China and India has completely changed the world economy, moving it towards disequilibrium. Several alternative economic policies are tested to seek a way towards high growth in any continent associated with long-run real and financial equilibrium. The Authors argue that a new exchange rate system is required and that a new world governance is needed.

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This book stresses how the rise of China and India has completely changed the world economy, moving it towards disequilibrium. Several alternative economic policies are tested to seek a way towards high growth in any continent associated with long-run real and financial equilibrium. The Authors argue that a new exchange rate system is ...

MARIO BALDASSARRI is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy, and was appointed Vice-Minister for Economy and Finance for the Italian Government from June 2001 to May 2006. In April 2006 he was elected Senator. He is the author of numerous books and publications on a wide range of economic issues, includi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Acknowledgements xviii * List of Figures * List of Maps xvi * List of Tables * Introduction and Main Conclusions * PART I: WHAT DOES GLOBALIZATION REALLY MEAN? : WORLD, EUROPE, ITALY * The World Has Changed: Wake Up, Europe! * Fifty Years Ago... Until a Few Years Ago * Thirty Years from Now... If Everything Continues as it Has in the Last Five Years * PART II: HOW TO PREVENT DISEQUILIBRIUM IN THE WORLD ECONOMY * The American Grasshopper, the Chinese Ant, the Russian Eagle and the European Sleeping Beauty * How Long Can the European Beauty Keep Sleeping: Maastricht and Lisbon Together or Maastricht Alone... For Ever and Ever. Amen? * World Growth, Trade, Real and Financial Imbalances, the International Monetary System and Exchange Rates: A Global Vision * Appendix to Chapter Six: Tables of Simulations * Does a Positive Sum Game that Makes Everyone Better Off Really Exist? The Risks and Temptations from the Myopic and Egoistic Viewpoints of Individual Continents and Countries * Appendix to Chapter Seven: Tables of Simulations * PART III: ITALY AS A CASE STUDY FOR EUROPE: GROWTH IS POSSIBLE, GROWING MORE IS A MUST * Financial Equilibrium and Higher Growth: An Analysis of Expenditure Items with the Purpose of Appraising Where to Find and Where to Shift Resources * A Policy Mix to Re-Launch Growth under Conditions of Structural Equilibrium in Public Finance * A Strategy of Structural Policies for Competitiveness and Growth * Appendix to Part III: The Italian Plan to Match the Lisbon Strategy