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Globalization continues to be a force in our economic climate. And the origins of this globalized economy, its effects on important contemporary concerns, and its future trends are just a few of the intriguing issues you explore in these 36 lectures. Go beyond the economy of the United States and examine the recent history of economies in other countries and regions. As you journey with Professor Taylor through the last 50 years of world economic history, you'll explore international perspectives on the new global economy and develop a richer understanding of our increasingly interconnected world.

To get a comprehensive picture of the new global economy, you consider the individual economies of countries including China (which may be the world's largest economy through much of the 21st century), India (the accelerated growth of which is based in service industries), and the Middle East (where most economies are surprisingly quite small). You'll also focus on a range of economic issues that have important ramifications for everyone, such as labor laws, population growth, and international economic agencies such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

Taken together, these lectures are a comprehensive look at economic globalization you can't get from reading the business section of a newspaper. They're your opportunity to grasp the economic histories, issues, and trends that affect us. With the knowledge gained from these lectures, you're able to understand the latest developments in our global economy and better prepare for a future in which all our economies will be linked.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2008 The Great Courses

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  • Phil O.
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 08-29-13

Impressive; dates from around 2008

I hope this professor will produce something newer, as I would be very interested in his post-2008 take on things. He mixes statistics (such as per capita GDP compared betwen countries, and changes in that over time) with the narrative history effectively. I wouldn't say I was stunned by any bit of information, but I was pleased with the overall walk-through, which sharpened my knowledge. He did have some very interesting stats and conjectures about what has and particularly hasn't worked in Africa and the Middle East. He works his way around the entire planet, and major economy-shaping events of the last several decades.
In mid-2008, delivering this lecture series, he seemed to have underestimated how bad things were going to get. But that is true of most people, including most economists.
His voice sometimes takes on a bit of an urgent or intense tone that can be slightly grating. But it is not significant, and wouldn't stop me from listening through this course (or others by him). I understand he has a lot to say in a compressed amount of time. I also enjoyed his global economic history of the 20th century.

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Tim the tool man Taylor killed it!

Though Tim's views on the importance and impact of the IMF and World Bank differ from mine, his insights and statistical data would be considered insightful by even the most up to date minds on the subject of micro and macro economics.

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  • Jake
  • Port Hueneme, California, United States
  • 02-22-15

Sweeping

I just listened to this course for the second time. Taylor covers all of the main happenings in the global economy in the past half-century. You really get a bang for your buck. There's just so much good information in this course. Check to see the outlines of all the topics covered at the Great Courses website.

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Needs a Refresh

The topics and delivery of the content are great, however much if the lecture content is a decade outdated.

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this was recorded in 2008, I believe

his analysis is very informed and nuanced. I worry the field has changes enormously since

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Excellent overview of economic history

Great overall coverage of economic history and push towards globalization. This book covers almost all topics of economics while staying pretty neutral on most of them.

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  • Regina
  • SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States
  • 03-25-16

Excellent explanation about Globalization

If you could sum up America and the New Global Economy in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring teaching tool

Who was your favorite character and why?

Professor Timothy Taylor, he brought the global economy to reality and explain why certain countries aren't going anywhere.

Have you listened to any of Professor Timothy Taylor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No laughing or crying, but a sense that the only way some of these impoverish countries are going to prosper will be if the governments allow change to occur and stop using the US as a scapegoat for their lack.

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Realist, founded in science and historical observation

I am a highly educated very successful independent business person. Nowhere have I found such an organized mural of the world economy. A political, rational and very much free market. Well done Timothy Taylor.

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From 2008

This is a good course, but it's seriously outdated. Probably made in 2008. Definitely before the 2008 financial crisis fully erupted. So its relevance for international political economy is lower now.

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ok very perfect I enj it very much. lol hahaha

very good lecture lol. what y think? good or soso? ofcourse. !!!!? lol@ John tough

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  • Ben
  • 04-04-16

Very interesting audio series

I really enjoyed this lecture series from The Great Courses. Each lecture covered very interesting and pertinant economic issues facing America and the world as a whole. I would not hesitate to reccommend it to anyone interested in learning about global economics in today's world.