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Globalization: Contents and Discontents

O. Ashenfelter; R. Engle; D. L. McFadden y K. Schmidt-Hebbel

Contemporary Economic Policy, forthcoming, 2017

William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of King Richard III, written approximately in 1592, is the story of evil acts by the detested and misshapen hunchback, Richard, who plots to sow discontent among his brother, the King, and others, and has his brother murdered along with other wicked deeds in order to gain the throne. It opens with the line, “Now is the winter of our discontent” (p. 111, ed. Wright 1936). “The Winter of Our Discontent” is also the title of John Steinbeck’s (1961) novel of a man who trades his moral convictions to reclaim lost family wealth. “Globalization and Its Discontents” is the title of Joseph Stiglitz’s (2002) book that critiques rigid adherence by major economic institutions—such as the International Monetary Fund—to economic orthodoxy in the promotion of globalization.

JEL F6, D72, D3, O23, O24, L17, K33


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