This entertaining and sharply written collection of essays surveys the essential elements needed to assure prosperity in the 21st-century global economy. Some of the essays are dated (the only major flaw here), and some of author Rudi Dornbusch’s predictions have already been proven wrong, but enough of his predictions are dead-on accurate that his views command attention. His policy prescriptions are rooted in the real world and grounded in practical experience. The region-by-region, nation-by-nation analysis is particularly intriguing and accentuates the clarity and accessibility of Dornbusch’s sophisticated - if sometimes controversial - economic arguments. getAbstract recommends this book as excellent reading for policymakers, investors and anyone interested in international markets and globalization.
In this summary, you will learn
- What key factors drive prosperity in the global economy
- Why emerging markets, in particular, struggle during periods of social unrest
- Why free-trade agreements and open markets are essential to economic progress.
About the Author
Rudi Dornbusch is the Ford Professor of Economics and International Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.