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Free Video Lecture: Globalization of Capital Flows
Taught by Professor Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
M.Econ., Stanford University
Since the 1990s, flows of capital among the world's economies have increased
exponentially. In 2006, portfolio investments (financial investments that don't
involve managing a firm) rose to more than $30 trillion. Foreign direct
investments (taking a management interest in a foreign company) were about $1.2
trillion in 2006.
Yet the current global financial crisis has highlighted the grave costs of
international capital flow. Our current economic situation has shown us just how
important it is to get a solid understanding of how capital flows among
countries work and the critical role they play in the stability (and
instability) of international financial markets.
In Globalization of Capital Flows, you explore
- the two primary forms of international capital flow;
- the potential risks and benefits of these flows; and
- some economic policies that can strengthen benefits and reduce damaging costs.
Watch this free video lecture to discover the important role that international
capital flows play in our globalized financial markets.
Globalization of Capital Flows is delivered by expert economist
and award-winning Professor Timothy Taylor. Professor Taylor is Managing Editor
of the prominent Journal of Economic Perspectives, published by the
American Economic Association. Frequently lauded for his teaching skills,
Professor Taylor has won student-voted teaching awards for his introductory
economics classes at Stanford University and was named a Distinguished Lecturer
by the University of Minnesota's Department of Economics.
Feel free to send the link to this free video lecture to family or friends who
might enjoy it; the lecture is free for them as well!
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