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Competition, Environment and Trade in the Globalized Economy

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Gustav Dieckheuer and Boguslaw Fiedor

There is an ongoing discussion about causes and consequences of economic globalization. The effects of growing international trade, worldwide integration and international policy co-ordination are widespread and thus call our attention. This book focuses on four major topics of the debate: the conditions for a country’s trade on worldwide growing markets for goods and capital; environmental problems caused by international economic growth; effects of increasing international competition; national macro-policies under the influence of increasing international interdependencies.
Contents: Gustav Dieckheuer: Economic Globalization - Causes and Consequences – Jochen Schumann: On Migration in a Globalizing World – Bożena Borkowska/Jolanta Szapiel: Globalization of Takeovers and Mergers from the Perspective of the Polish Economy – Thomas Köhler/Stefan Kooths: Preparing a World Antitrust Framework - An Ordoliberal Approach – Thomas Bittner: Regional Dimensions of National Integration - Some Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of Poland’s Integration in the EU – Manfred Borchert: Structural Change in the Western European Banking Market – Stefan Forlicz: Global Information Techniques and their Economic Consequences (with Special Regard to the Internet) – Klaus Rahmen-Zurek: Internet Economics and the Organization of Open Source Software-Development – Jürgen E. Blank: Globalisation and Education - Some Remarks on the Future of Public Funded Higher Educational Services – Bogusław Fiedor: Global Ecolocical Issues, International Trade and Sustainable Development – Stanislaw Czaja/Andrzej Grazyk: Economic Instruments in Coping with Global Ecology Issues – Bożena Baborska: Foreign Direct Investment in Polish Agro-Food Sectors - Some Evidence and Careful Assessment – Bożena Klimczak: The Social Responsibility of Global Corporations – Jerzy Rymarczk: Problems in World Trade before the new WTO round.