Introduction to Economic Globalisation
Bart Verspagen, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
Economic globalisation is the increasing economic integration and interdependence of national, regional and local economies across the world through an intensification of cross-border movement of goods, services, technologies and capital. It results in new opportunities for both industrialized and developing countries. This has led to both positive and negative effects.
Developments in ICT, transport and communications, increasing capital mobility, the growth of global credit markets, the increase of free trade following the collapse of communism and the growth of multinational companies and the rise in the significance of global brands have increased the pace of globalization in the past 30 years.
What it often comes down to is free trade vs regulations and the results for the have and have-nots.
In these Studium Generale series we look at these developments and try to find out who benefits from it. Do multinationals rule the world or do we have a say in it?
Venue: Karl Dittrichzaal, Student Services Centre - Bonnefantenstraat 2, Maastricht
Date: 22 February 2016
Time: 19:30 - 21:30 CET