Key Markers in the Global Integration of the US Economy

  • Anthony Elson


The focus of this chapter is on the broad trends in the evolution of economic and financial globalization since the middle of the last century and the key role that the United States has played in these developments. The United States has had a major impact on these developments as the largest economy in the global system and because of its leading role in the design of the liberal international economic order that has underpinned globalization. The chapter provides an overview of developments in international trade, finance and migration that are examined in more detail in subsequent chapters.


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  • Anthony Elson
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  1. 1.School of Advanced International StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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