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Economic Globalisation

Origins and consequences

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Few subjects are as controversial – and poorly understood – as globalisation. While in its broadest sense, economic globalisation is as old as trade itself, the recent financial crisis has amplified the complexity associated with the global interconnectedness of the world’s economies and its ramifications on our livelihoods.

This publication reviews the major turning points in the history of economic integration, and in particular the pace at which it has accelerated since the 1990s. It also considers its impact in four crucial areas, namely employment, development, the environment and financial stability: does globalisation foster development or create inequality? Does it promote or destroy jobs? Is it damaging to the environment or compatible with its preservation? Are we heading towards de-globalisation or can globalisation in fact enable recovery?

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The 2008 financial crisis – A crisis of globalisation?

The 2007-08 financial crisis affected many countries simultaneously and led to a global economic crisis unseen since the Great Depression. It was triggered by a proliferation of financial products linked to risky mortgage loans. The crisis seriously called into question financial globalisation, which to a certain extent amplified risks linked to banking activities and financial markets and brought about financial imbalances among leading economic powers. The question of what rules should apply to global financial activity is crucial in channelling the risks inherent to globalisation.

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