|Reading: “The Stranger“|
|Activity: The International Trade Game – I have tweaked this for my own use. Contact me for more.|
Textbook Reading: Chapter 10 (Section 10.1; pp. 329-341)
The best way to understand economic interdependence is the classic pamphlet I, Pencil.
Here is a great article showing the economic interdependence required to produce the Pfizer vaccine:
a medicine with 280 different components, manufactured in 86 different sites across 19 countries, driven partly by the research of a son and daughter of Turkish migrants to Germany. That’s globalization in a needle
The Financial Times accompanied a report on disruptions to bicycle supply chains with this amazing interactive graphic:
This guy attempted to make a sandwich from scratch. It cost $1500 and took 3 months. It’s remarkable how cheap and plentiful sandwiches are, due to an extended global supply chain and division of labour.
This video shows the history of globalisation through some important maps:
Here we use basic demand and supply analysis to look at the welfare effects of trade intervention:
Modern globalization was partly fueled by technological advances such as containerization:
|Learning Objectives: Estimate the welfare effects of trade intervention|