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Finance & Development, September 2012

Abstract
Technology is generating a global convergence. A "big bang" of information—and education as well—is improving human lives. And with global interconnectivity growing by leaps and bounds, we are all witness to a rapid spread of information and ideas. But, as we have seen from the prolonged global financial crisis, our interconnectedness carries grave risks as well as benefits. This issue of F&D looks at different aspects of interconnectedness, globally and in Asia. • Brookings VP Kemal Devis presents the three fundamental trends in the global economy affecting the balance between east and west in "World Economy: Convergence, Interdependence, and Divergence." • In "Financial Regionalism," Akihiro Kawai and Domenico Lombardi tell us how regional arrangements are helping global financial stability. • In "Migration Meets Slow Growth," Migration Policy Institute president Demetrios Papademetriou examines how the global movement of workers will change as the economic crisis continues in advanced economies. • "Caught in the Web" explains new ways of looking at financial interconnections in a globalized world. • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde provides her take on the benefits of integration and the risks of fragmentation in "Straight Talk." Also in this issue, we take a closer look at interconnectedness across Asia as we explore how trade across the region is affected by China's falling trade surplus, how India and China might learn from each others' success, and what Myanmar's reintegration into the global economy means for its people. F&D's People in Economics series profiles Justin Yifu Lin, first developing country World Bank economist, and the Back to Basics series explains the origins and evolution of money
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; DEPARTMENTS; In Brief; People in Economics; The Man with the Patience to Cook a Stone: F&D profiles Justin Yifu Lin, first developing country World Bank chief economist; FEATURES; GLOBAL INTERCONNECTIVITY; The Global Village Has Arrived: Interconnectivity is growing by leaps and bounds; World Economy: Convergence, Interdependence, and Divergence: Growth in emerging market and developing economies is less dependent on advanced economies over the long run, but in the short run they dance together; Charts; Growth and cycles; Sustained difference; Cyclical interdependence
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (60 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781475549065

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