Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development but concerns have been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This book, co-published by the International Labour Office and the World Trade Organization, discusses ways of making globalization socially sustainable.

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The publication consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages.  The authors examine how trade and labour market policies could be adapted to make globalization socially sustainable.

The publication has benefited from funding by the International Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation.

Published in 2011.

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Marc Bacchetta and Marion Jansen

Chapter 1: Globalization, offshoring and jobs
Holger Görg

Chapter 2: Globalization, structural change and productivity growth
Margaret McMillan and Dani Rodrik

Chapter 3: The crisis, policy reactions and attitudes to globalization and jobs
David N.F. Bell and David G. Blanchflower

Chapter 4: Globalization and economic volatility
John Haltiwanger

Chapter 5: Actual and perceived effects of offshoring on economic insecurity: The role of labour market regimes
William Milberg and Deborah Winkler

Chapter 6: Social protection in labour markets exposed to external shocks
Devashish Mitra and Priya Ranjan

Chapter 7: Globalization and within-country income inequality
Nina Pavcnik

Chapter 8: Redistribution policies in a globalized world
Carles Boix

Chapter 9: Education policies to make globalization more inclusive
Ludger Woessmann

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