The first great globalization (1870–1914) brought the world economically closer together than in any earlier period. However, World War I and the Great Depression ended this extraordinary period. Today, globalization has again become central to economies worldwide. Examine the economic effects of globalization on international trade, international labor migration, the international monetary system and economic integration, and global economic crises.
Joanna Moss Ph.D. taught in the economics department at SFSU for over three decades. She taught principles of economics, international economics, and development economics. In recent years she has developed a curriculum on economic globalization that is the foundation of this course.