Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mira Wilkins to Lecture at the University of York This Month

Mira Wilkins, professor of Economics at Florida International University, will present a guest lecture at the Centre for Evolution of Global Business and Institutions (CEGBI) at the University of York School of Management on November 24, 2010, at 5:15 p.m. Her topic will be "The International Confronts the Comparative: The Historical Role of Multinationals." The abstract:
There seems to be an uneasy companionship between the globalization literature and the literature on economic comparisons between nations. It is simpler to study change by comparing nations than by considering interactions within the whole complex world. Research on the historical role of multinational enterprises offers a lens that leads to new understanding. The lecture addresses: how the history of multinational enterprise (one aspect of globalization) helps us in explaining the convergence and divergence in the course of economic growth and development of nations and, in turn, the successes (and failures) of
globalization in forwarding the spread of economic well-being.
See the CEGBI announcement for full details.