International Trade
9%
off

International Trade : The Basics

By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Trade impacts on the lives of all global citizens, influencing the range of commodities available for consumption and where those commodities are produced. Driven increasingly by market exchange, trade shapes the nature of work and how the costs and benefits of that work are distributed around the world. Economic growth and development are closely associated with the flows of goods and services between countries. International Trade: The Basics offers an accessible and engaging introduction to contemporary debates on international trade, inviting readers to explore the connections between national political economies within a globally integrated world.





Topics covered include:











Why nations trade







Globalization and transnational production networks







Transnational governance







The emergence of Asia as a major trade region







Ethical trade and environmental sustainability







Trade in solar energy, services and ideas.








Featuring case studies and social media links that help to illustrate key concepts, this book is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand how trade varies between regions, affects relationships between countries and influences a country's social, political and economic life.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 10.16mm | 227g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 19 Line drawings, black and white; 11 Tables, black and white; 19 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138824399
  • 9781138824393

Table of contents

List of figures


List of tables


List of boxes





1 Introduction


The growth of trade


History of trade


Globalization and contemporary trade patterns


Objective of the book


Outline of the book





2 Trade theory


Comparative advantage


The Heckscher-Ohlin model


The Stolper-Samuelson theorem


Leontieff's Paradox


Terms of trade


New trade theory: economies of scale and imperfect competition in trade models


New, new trade theory: global outsourcing





3 Transnational corporations, trade and the global economy


Origins of TNCs and why firms internationalize


The growth of transnational corporations


Global production networks and commodity value chains


Capturing value in global production networks


TNCs and trade





4 Trade governance


Institutional theories


GATT and WTO


Geography of trade: integration and regional trade agreements


Is geography destiny? Regionalism and regional economic integration





5 Trade and development


Dynamic comparative advantage


Unequal exchange


Import-substitution and export promotion


Asian flying geese





6 Impact of trade


Special economic zones


Impact on labor


Trade and labor standards


Trade, jobs and wages


Ethical trade


Environment and sustainability


Environmental policy and trade agreements





7 Conclusion


Trends and directions





Glossary


Bibliography


Index
show more

About David L. Rigby

Jessie Poon is Professor of Geography at the University of Buffalo-SUNY, USA. Her research interests are in the trade and investment activities of multinational firms. She has published over eighty articles and is editor of Environment and Planning A.





David L. Rigby is Professor of Geography at UCLA, USA with research interests in international trade, evolutionary economic geography, technological change and regional economic growth.
show more