Global Imbalances in Trade and Purchasing Price Parity: Evidence From Research and Current Trends

The recent global economic collapse threw into sharp relief the degree to which the world's economies are inextricably linked and co-dependent. A failure in one major economy will automatically and almost instantly have a negative effect on the other major economies of the world, and these effects trickle down in a substantial stream to all but the most isolated nations, and some shocks are even felt here (North Korea is an excellent example). One of the features of the current global economic situation that was arguably a prime contributor to the widespread and extreme nature of the recent recession is the imbalance that exists in trade relationships. These imbalances will be identified and further explored herein.

Global Imbalances: Current Trends and Potentials

One of the trade relationships most often cited in analyses of global imbalances is...
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