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Trade [electronic resource]: An Introduction

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Explores the concept of comparative advantage with a case study of IBM's computer production in Japan. Identifies the factors that determine a nation's comparative advantage, dispels myths about comparative advantage and trade and explores the incentives of international trade. A case study of Australia's mineral export boom and domestic car production shows how consumers benefit from international trade.
Online
1994
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Protectionism [electronic resource]

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Explores the concept of protectionism and the reasons governments protect industries. Features case studies of France's efforts to protect their agricultural industries, and voluntary export restraints on automobiles by the United States and Japan in the 1980s.
Online
1994
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Trade Policy [electronic resource]

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Discusses how countries strengthen their competitive advantage through subsidies and regulatory policies. A case study of Airbus Industrie reveals the advantages of subsidies. A case study of the wine industry of Chile illustrates trade and industrial policy issues in developing countries.
Online
1994
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Trade Liberalization and Regional Trade Blocs [electronic resource]

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Identifies the functions of GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), as well the organization's rules, and advantages and disadvantages of the system. A case study of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement demonstrates the benefits and disadvantages of forming trading blocs outside of GATT. The second case study explores Great Britain's decision to join the European Communities common market.
Online
1994
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Multinational Corporations [electronic resource]

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Identifies different ways of doing business globally, focusing on the advantages of multinational corporations. A case study of Ericsson Corporation in Hungary illustrates how both the nation of Hungary and Ericsson Corporation benefit from the corporation's decision to produce abroad. The second case study looks at how the United States determines a company's nationality, comparing multinational corporations Smith-Corona and Brother Industries.
Online
1994
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Labor and Capital Mobility [electronic resource]

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Explores the positive and negative aspects of labor and capital mobility. A case study illustrates the impact of Turkish immigrants working in the Netherlands. Another case study investigates the U.S.-Mexico maquiladora program.
Online
1994
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Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rates [electronic resource]

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Explores the factors that affect foreign exchange rates as well as how the exchange rates impact the global economy. A case study analyzes how the fluctuating exchange rates affected two competing corporations: U.S.-based Caterpillar and Japan-based Komatsu. The second case study shows how the system of floating exchange rates coped with the shock of the oil crisis of 1973.
Online
1994
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Managing Currencies and Policy Coordination [electronic resource]

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Explains how and why countries manage their currencies. A case study explores the problems created by the rapid and large appreciation of the dollar caused by an expansive fiscal policy combined with a tight monetary policy in the United States during the mid 1980s. Explores the benefits and downsides of policy coordination in a case study of the United Kingdom joining the European Monetary System.
Online
1994
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Exchange Rates, Capital Flight and Hyperinflation [electronic resource]

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Introduces theories on the relationship of exchange rates, capital flight and inflation. Uses these theories to analyze a case study of capital flight out of Mexico in the early 1980's and a case study of hyperinflation in Argentina.
Online
1994
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Economies in Transition [electronic resource]

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Explores the transition from communist to capitalist economic systems in nations of the former Soviet Union. Two case studies describe the privatization process in Russia and Poland. Identifies the ingredients for a successful transition to a capitalist economic system.
Online
1994
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Developing Countries [electronic resource]

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Explores the economic conditions and strategies of developing countries. A case study compares the economic policies and development strategies of South Korea and Sri Lanka. Examines the advantages of Export promotion and import substitution. A case study of aid to Tanzania explores how developed countries can help improve the economic conditions of developing countries.
Online
1994
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The Environment [electronic resource]

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Questions whether goals of environmental protection and free trade are compatible. The first case study discusses how efforts to save dolphins impacted the tuna industry in Mexico. The second case study discusses transboundary pollution of the Rhine in Europe.
Online
1994
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The Evolving World Economy [electronic resource]

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Explores the evolving nature of the global economy. The first case study looks at the rise of China as an economic and trading power. Discusses trends in comparative advantages, showing how nations with advantages in mass production have become strong manufacturing exporters while nations such as the United States have become strong service exporters. The second case illustrates a shift in an American comparative advantage by looking into the operations of a software producer in California.
Online
1994
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Global Resources [electronic resource]: Management and Competition

What is the relationship between a country's natural assets and its economic power? Does wealth in raw materials alone lead to monetary wealth? What are the dangers of relying on finite supplies? This program explores economic questions surrounding the management of-and international competition for-natural resources. Describing the process by which nations translate the products of their forests, fields, mines, and waters into economic and political power, the video provides insight into the drive to control natural resources, the role they play in the economic development of poor countries, the precarious concept of the "global commons," and the connection between resource mismanagement and environmental damage. Recent events in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America highlight hi [...]
Online
2006; 2007
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Global Exchange [electronic resource]: Free Trade and Protectionism

Did protectionist tariffs initiate the Great Depression? Will free trade across international borders benefit all countries involved, or create winners and losers? Is there any middle ground in the globalization debate? This program surveys the history and politics of cross-border trade, identifying ways that nations have tried to strengthen, reduce, or prevent it. Outlining the concept known as pattern of trade, the video examines cases for and against free trade while studying comparative advantage, wage inequality, economies of scale, and the infant industry argument. The evolution of international trade policy is also examined, featuring prominent examples of pro- and anti-protectionist measures: the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, GATT, NAFTA, the emergence of the World Trade Organizat [...]
Online
2006; 2007
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Global Capital Market [electronic resource]: Risks and Rewards

What are the mechanisms that drive international finance? Does worldwide capital mobility destabilize the global economy? Do the benefits to investors outweigh the potential for monetary crises? This program illustrates the flow of international capital, analyzes the risks it presents to banking and currency systems, and studies international political structures created to address those risks. The video presents the pros and cons of financial globalization, in the process explaining the concepts of inter-temporal trade, portfolio diversification, income inequality, and capital inflow and outflow. Recounting fiscal catastrophes that provoked international alarm-including the 1995 Mexican peso crisis and the 1997 implosion of Asian economies that impacted nations across the world-the [...]
Online
2006; 2007
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Economic Development [electronic resource]: Global Challenge

How is the economic progress of a country or a region measured? What causes underdevelopment and poverty? Will the struggling nations of the world ever "catch up" with the wealthy ones? This program studies various methods for calculating economic potential, growth, and stagnation in the context of today's global environment. Introducing the three main determinants of income and expansion-physical capital, human capital, and technology-the video examines geographic, historical, and political reasons behind underdevelopment, especially the vestigial effects of colonialism and the population disparities that exist between rich and poor nations. Production structure, credit markets, income inequality within a country, and the concept of the dual economy are all explored in detail. The s [...]
Online
2006; 2007
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The Curse of Oil [electronic resource]

This program offers a global history of the oil industry and the issues intertwined with it, from early-20th-century prospecting in South America and the Middle East to war in Iraq. The origins and significance of OPEC figure prominently in the narrative, as do several historic and violent conflicts revolving around controlling sources or flows of oil: labor strikes in Latin America, Nasser's seizure of the Suez Canal, the Iran-Iraq war, and other pivotal events. Revealing interviews feature, among others, former OPEC leader Sheikh Ahmed Yamani and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Akins-who minces no words and calls oil a curse.
Online
2006; 2003
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Explaining Globalization [electronic resource]

City planning that puts people before cars, sculptural museums that are as artistic as the masterpieces they contain, commercial spaces that redefine retail - these are some of the paradigm-shaking ideas of today's architects at work. This compilation of recent NewsHour segments introduces viewers to Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Vincent Scully, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, visionaries in the world of architecture. Episodes include... * Frank Gehry on the Guggenheim Bilbao: Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with architect Frank Gehry about the process of designing and building the Guggenheim Bilbao. Segment also sold as a part of Pritzker Prize-Winning Architects. * Vincent Scully and the New Urbanism: Ray Suarez and architectural historian Vincent Scully discuss the reth [...]
Online
2008; 2006
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Food for All [electronic resource]: Global Agriculture and the Developing World

Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America, and sub-Saharan Africa, the film shows how geopolitics, economic isolation, regional conflicts, and lack of infrastructure render poor countries unable to feed their own people. Biotechnology, land use priorities, government corruption, the fast food industry, and the vicious cycle of child hunger are all featured topics. Contains scenes of breastfeeding.
Online
2008; 2007