This book is an introduction to the Economics of Globalization, which may well be considered as a novel discipline. As a matter of fact, it looks at the global economy not only through the eyes of developed countries – which is what International Economics, through its two components of International Trade and International Monetary Economics, can be depicted as doing – but also through the eyes of developing countries – which is what Development Economics does. It also takes inspiration from Economic History, trying to learn as much as possible from it, but considering also the issues of international power and strategies addressed by International Political Economy and the role of multinational companies and FDIs through the lenses of International Business.
Pompeo Della Posta (PhD, MA) is associate professor of Political Economy at the University of Pisa (Italy). He has published many scientific articles and chapters in books. He has edited seven volumes and is the author of a book on the European Economic and Monetary Union. He has been visiting and teaching in many Universities and research centers worldwide, including Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, UK and the US. He is the president-elect for 2019 of the International Trade and Finance Association and the director of the scientific journal «Scienza e Pace/Science and Peace».