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Inside the Global Economy: Economies in Transition.

Features the transformation of former Communist countries into market economies and the macro- and micro-economic policies needed to ensure their successful reintegration into the global economy. Cases include: the fate of state industries vs. private entrepreneurs in Russia; and Poland's shock therapy transition to a market economy. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Environment.

This program looks at the international dimension of environmental problems, focusing on transnational pollution, international property rights, and perceived differences between trade and environmental protection. The U.S.-Mexico agreement on dolphin-safe tuna fishing is explored, as is the transnational implications of pollution along the Rhine River border. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Exchange Rates, Capital Flight, and Hyperinflation.

This program discusses the factors that affect exchange rates. The impact of international capital flows, inflation and trade flows is examined. The concept of capital flight is explored through the casestudy of Mexico and the money Center Bank. An other case study looks at the problems of hyper inflation in Argentina. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rates.

This program looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the fixed and floating exchange rates. Looks at exchange rates as shock absorbers as well as the costs of exchange rate fluctuations. Cases explored: the impact of the U.S. dollar fluctuations in the 1980's; Komatsu vs. Caterpillar; and floating exchange rates and petrodollar recycling in the late1970's. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Labor and Capital Mobility.

This program looks at the international mobility of capital, labor and technology, including the relationship between trade in goods and services, the mobility factors of production and the pressures that drive and inhibit labor migration. Examples include the Netherland's policy toward guest workers and Mexican immigration to the U.S. and the Maquiladora program. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Managing Currencies and Policy Coordination.

This program discusses government intervention inforeign exchange markets and what motivates governments to manage currencies. The limits to government intervention in foreign exchange markets are explored. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Multinational Corporations.

This program examines multinational corporations as vehicles for movement of capital and the transfer of technology. Case studies include: direct investment by Swedish corporations in Hungary and a comparison of Smith-Corona and Brother. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Protectionism.

Examines impediments to trade, covering both tariff and nontarrif barriers. Includes discussions about the driving forces behind protectionism and likely winners and losers. Cases include French agricultural subsidies and conflict in the Uruguay Roundand voluntary export restraints on Japanese cars in tothe U.S. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: The Evolving World Economy.

This program explores the dynamic aspects of comparative advantage, the evolutionary nature of trade competativeness and the importance of human capital. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

Inside the Global Economy: Trade Liberalization and Regional Trade Blocks.

This program compares the progress made on multilateral trade liberation into the past World War II period with attempts to form preferential trading arrangements such as GATT and NAFTA. Discusses trends towards increased economic integration and economic interdependence. (1994) With Nariman Behravesh. Moderator, Beverly O'Connor. 60 min.View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).

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