Monday, October 1, 2012

ASET Book Club - Oct. 24 - The Next Convergence

                                                              ASET Book Club 
Join the Arizona Society of Economics Teachers Book Club to discuss current popular economics books. 

Upcoming Dates:          

Thursday,Wednesday, October 24, 2012: The Next Convergence by Michael Spence 
Thursday, December 6, 2012: The Race Between Education & Technology by Goldin and Katz

Time:          5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Location:    Arizona Council on Economic Education office
                    3260 North Hayden Road, Suite 207
                    Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Table of Contents:

The global economy and developing countries

1950: the start of a remarkable century

Static views of a changing world

Postwar changes in the global economy

The origins of the global economy

Economic growth

Common questions about the developing world and the global economy

Sustained high growth in the developing world

The high growth developing countries in the post-war period

The opening of the global economy

Knowledge transfer and catch-up growth in developing countries

Global demand and catch-up growth

The internal dynamics of sustained high growth

Key internal ingredients of sustained high growth recipes

Opening up : an issue of speed and sequencing

The Washington consensus and the role of government

Managing one's currency in the course of growth

The middle income transition

The political, leadership and the governance underpinnings of growth

Low growth economies in the developing world

Natural resource wealth and growth

The challenge for small states

The adding up problem

The crisis and its aftermath

Emerging markets during and after the global crisis

Instability in the global economy and lessons from the crisis

Stimulus in the crisis and the need for cooperative behavior

Rebalancing the global economy and its consequences for growth

The excess savings challenge in China

The openness of the global system and the WTO

Legacies of the crisis : slow growth and sovereign debt issues in advanced countries

Periodic systemic risk and investment behavior

The future of growth

Can the emerging economies sustain high growth?

China and India

India's growth, diversification and urbanization

Brazil's growth reset

Energy and growth

The challenge of climate change and developing country growth

Information technology and the integration of the global economy

European integration and transnational governance

Global governance in a multi-speed world

The G20, the advanced countries and global growth

Sustaining growth : the second half century of convergence.

INET interview (video) with Spence.

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