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Good Globalization Literature

On the Oppenheimer Society listserve, someone asked for recommendations of good books and articles on globalization.  David Boaz offered this superb list:

Free Trade Under Fire (2nd ed.) by Douglas Irwin (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005)
An empirical verification of the positive benefits of free trade.

Why Globalization Works by Martin Wolf (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004)
Uses conventional economic analysis to prove the benefits of free trade and globalization.

In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish Bhagwati (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)
An approachable defense of globalization by one of today’s leading free-trade economists.

•In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 2003)
A former left-anarchist debunks the claims of the anti-globalization movement.

Globalization, Growth, and Poverty: Building an Inclusive World Economy (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2002)
An extensive report on globalization’s impact on growth and poverty.

•”Spreading the Wealth” by David Dollar and Aart Kraay. Foreign Affairs, January/February 2002.
Two World Bank economists show that globalization has narrowed the income gap between the world’s rich and poor.

Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism by Brink Lindsey (New York: Wiley and Sons, 2002)
A comprehensive and historical analysis of globalization by the Cato Institute’s Vice-President for Research.

And here’s the list on which they appear with other books: http://www.cato.org/trade-immigration/reading-list

Here’s a related list: http://www.cato.org/economicliberty/rl-economic-development.html

Find more subjects here: http://www.cato.org/research/readinglist.html

Dan Griswold also recommends another source here: