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Economics Article Analysis : Going global

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International Baccalaureate Economics Higher Level Inter Community School of Zurich Marc Fleming Extract Title: Going global Source of Extract The economist Page: 75 Extract date: December 08 2001 Word Count: 450 Syllabus Links: 4, 5 This article discusses how more globalised poor countries have had higher economic growth over less globalised poor countries. Globalisation referring to the process by which there is increased trading of goods and services and increasing integration in world capital markets. The economist more simply defines globalisation as a rise in the ratio of trade to national income. The economist in plane terms is saying that increased trade (globalisation) ...read more.


Thus in the end the country makes more money then if it were to produce a wide variety of goods. Economies of scale with free trade are not limited to the domestic market. As economies of scale grow the average cost of production falls thus enabling more production and thus more growth. International competition increases growth in that it increases allocative efficiency, for firms will competing on the world market thus making them more efficient because they have to compete with low prices. And lastly the spread of technology, this increase growth because new methods of production reduce cost and thus more can be produced. ...read more.


Further more the article is bias in that it states that China, India, and Mexico had a higher GDP per capita growth compared with countries in Africa where GDP per capita shrunk, claiming that this has come about because trade in African countries has decreased. What the article does not take into account is that China, India, and Mexico are for a start more economically developed than the Africa. In addition, Africa may be experiencing barriers to growth such as; Poor natural resources, untrained and poorly educated work force, rapid population growth, and a lack of an effective financial system. ...read more.

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