This book familiarizes the readers with economic issues and implications of global trade and finance relations across numerous dimensions of complexities with theoretical underpinnings. Beyond its basic approach and the pedagogy, it has a focus on applying theory in the current global economic and business environment with an Indian perspective. The volume may serve as a basic reference/text book for the allied courses on the global trade and finance for the MBA programme and studies in commerce/business and economic faculties in the Indian and foreign universities. Incidentally, the book is tuned with the M.Com. I degree course new syllabus (effective from the academic year 2008-09) for the paper: `Economics of Global Trade and Finance prescribed by the University of Mumbai.
Introductory: Global Trade
Balance of Payments (BOP): A Theoretical Underpinning
Disequilibrium in BOP and Adjustments MODULE 2: ECONOMICS OF INTEGRATION
The European Economic Community
South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC)
Miscellaneous Economic Blocks
Regionalism versus Multilateralism MODULE 3: WTO AND GLOBAL ECONOMY
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) MODULE 4: FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET
The Rate of Exchange
Equilibrium Rate of Exchange and other Issues MODULE 5: IMF AND CAPITAL FLOW
The Role of IMF
International Capital Movements
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) MODULE 6: CURRENCY MARKETS
Nature and Characteristics of Euro-Dollar Market MODULE 7: EMERGING ISSUES IN GLOBAL FINANCE
Global Financial Architecture
International Debt and World Bank
Globalisation of Financial Markets: International Finance Hub MODULE 8: EMERGING ISSUES IN GLOBAL TRADE
Free Trade vs. Trade Barriers
Tariffs : A Major Trade Barrier
Import Quotas (Non-Tariff Trade Barrier)
Exchange Control (Non-Tariff Barrier)
Other Non-Tariff Trade Barriers
Globalisation in China and India
About the Author(s):
Dr. D.M. Mithani has a master`s degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Banking and Finance from the University of Mumbai. Dr.Mithani has a long teaching experience of over three decades serving in India at the University of Mumbai besides his association with the University of Utara Malaysia (UUM) at Malaysia. He was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Economic Association during 1988-1994. Dr.Mithani is a prolific writer. He has contributed widely to many journals, national and international seminars and conferences. He has published over 50 books in the field of economics. His latest publications include International Economics, Economics Ideas of the Magnificient Seven and Dynamics of Monetary Fiscal Policy- An Indian Perspective, Modern Public Finance and Economic Analysis
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