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Globalization and its Enemies

reviewed by Eric Briys - February 11, 2008

coverTitle: Globalization and its Enemies
Author(s): Daniel Cohen
Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 026203350X, Pages: 204, Year: 2007
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Growth and wealth are the two sides of the same Holy Coin. Like its medieval counterpart the Holy Grail, the Holy Coin is hard to seize. In his address to the 1989 American Economic Association Meeting, Harvard historian, David S. Landes, entitled his speech: “Why are we so rich and they so poor?”1 Adam Smith was looking for the same Holy Coin when he wrote his famous 1776 treaty, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. For all its efforts, this intellectual quest has not really succeeded. Although our understanding of economic miracles and debacles has improved, much is still left to discover. University of California Medical School Professor of Physiology, Jared Diamond (1997), has a colourful way of summarising the situation. In July 1972, he was studying bird evolution in New Guinea. When walking on the beach, he met a local politician named Yali... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 11, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14986, Date Accessed: 4/10/2021 3:04:02 PM

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  • Eric Briys
    University of the French West Indies, Ceregmia
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    ERIC BRIYS is the cofounder and President of Cyberlibris. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of the French West Indies (Ceregmia). He spent fifteen years in the academic world as a Professor of Finance and Economics. After having taught at the CERAM, and then in Canada and the United States, he joined Groupe HEC (www.hec.fr), chairing the Finance and Economics department, the Doctoral Program and the MBA Program. His main areas of research were derivatives markets, insurance, risk management and asset liability management. He has published thirty scientific papers and eight textbooks. He then left the academic world to work in merchant banking. Eric is a graduate of HEC and of the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Geneva.
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