New book looks at globalization's effect on poverty
July 20, 2010
KALAMAZOO--The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research has published a new book based on papers six leading economists presented during Western Michigan University's 2007-08 Annual Werner Sichel Lecture-Seminar Series.
The book, "Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century," is edited by Dr. Sisay Asefa, WMU professor of economics and director of the University's Center for African Development Policy Research.
According to the Upjohn Institute, one of the most important impacts of globalization is the effect it has on poverty.
"Despite great advances allowing nearly instantaneous flows of data and telecommunications, and the fact that, for some, globalization serves as a means for obtaining freedom, wealth, and prosperity, disproportionate international distributions of wealth and income remains a serious and potentially unsettling social issue," the institute said in announcing its new book.
"In 'Globalization and International Development,' editor Sisay Asefa presents a group of notable scholars who examine the relationship between globalization and poverty from a number of diverse perspectives. Yet despite this variety of views, the authors find common ground in that each sees benefits--particularly, accelerating growth and reducing inequality--from facilitating and expanding flows of international trade and capital, migration, remittances, and foreign aid between nations."
The 127-page book, published in June, includes an introduction by Asefa and the following chapters:
For more information about the book "Globalization and International Development," visit the Upjohn Institute Publications site.
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