The process of globalisation has been ongoing for centuries, but few would doubt that it has accelerated and intensified in recent decades. This acceleration is evidenced as much by the strong synchronicity in the rapid transmission of financial crises, starting in late 2007, as it is by the decade of almost unprecedented growth in international trade and financial market liberalisation that preceded it. This book shows how the international economy has become more connected via increased production, trade, capital flows and financial linkages. Using a variety of methodologies, including both panel econometrics and DSGE modelling, a team of experts from academia, central banks and the IMF examine how this increased globalisation has affected competitiveness, productivity, inflation and the labour market. This timely contribution to the globalisation literature provides a longer-term perspective while also evaluating some of the potential implications for policy makers, particularly from a European perspective.
Vacation in the US: The Beginners Guide to Traveling the US." This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to plan a great vacation in the U.S. Here's an inescapable fact: you will need to learn how to do careful planning, sometimes well in advance so that you can get the best flight tickets, hotel rates, car rentals, etc. In this book you will explore the opportunities to make your travel easy and within your budget. Be it vacation or the un-quenching thirst of exploring unknown territories, we all want to be someplace else, sometimes for leisure and sometimes for pure exploration. If you do not learn to do that, you will land up spending a fortune to stay somewhere you don't even like.