International Trade in a Globalized World helps students explore the controversies surrounding international trade. Students consider the issues that affect trade including globalization in the United States and abroad.
Online Resources from the Choices Program
Videos featuring experts—professors, policy makers, journalists, activists, and artists—answering questions that complement the readings and lessons.
Trade Policy Speeches
In the lesson “Opposing Views on U.S. Trade Policy,” students assess speeches by Donald Trump and Barack Obama. The two speeches have been edited and condensed in the Choices unit. Full versions of both speeches are available:
World Trade Organization
Provides information on current and past disputes, statistics, and goals of the organization.
U.S. Trade Representative
Outlines U.S. interests in global trade and provides statistics and general information.
Policy and data oriented blog that focuses on economic growth and equity.
Center for Global Development
Provides information about development and how it connects to global trade and economics.
Bhagwati, Jagdish. In Defense of Globalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Chang, Ha-Joon. Economics: The User’s Guide. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2014.
Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. 1st updated and expanded ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Milanovic, Branko. Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.
Stiglitz, Joseph E. The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.