Globalization and Poverty

The Globalization of the World Economy series

Edited by Paul Collier, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK and Jan Willem Gunning, Professor of Development Economics, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Globalization provokes both excitement and fear. This comprehensive collection, which brings together some of the most important published work on the subject, addresses a core issue of contention: the implications of globalization for poverty and inequality. While the debate is highly politicized, this insightful set of papers focuses on the contributions made by academic economists.

‘I wholeheartedly recommend the collection by Collier and Gunning.’
– Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

‘These volumes are a useful reference collection for scholars from the economics discipline as well as for students and scholars from other disciplines that want to familiarize themselves with the original contributions to the empirical growth literature.’
– Morten Jerven, Journal of Human Development

‘This large, diverse set of papers on globalisation and poverty is a tribute to the skill and dedication of the editors and to the erudition and diversity of the authors. . . [the book] can serve well as a source of orienting knowledge, particularly for those who teach social welfare policy.’
– Charles Guzzetta, European Journal of Social Work

‘I recommend the volumes highly as a primer on globalization and poverty. . . the volumes are a valuable resource for all researchers interested in studying the subject.’
– Arindam Banik, Global Business Review

2008 1,664 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 769 6 £585.90 £651.00 $849.60 $944.00

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