What is Global Finance?

This chapter introduces five basic concepts in global finance and examines the role of international business.

The theory of comparative advantage
Types of economic system
Ways of classifying economies
International business.

"every individual ... endeavors as much as he can ... to direct ... industry so that its produce may be of the greatest value ... He intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end that was no part of his intention ... . By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it".
Adam Smith

In this chapter we will look at some commonly used ideas in macro- economics and international business.


Macroeconomics is the study of whole economies, as opposed to "microeconomics", which looks at how individual industries, households, and businesses function. While macroeconomics is a vital concern of governments, it is also essential to businesses, especially those with operations overseas.

Macroeconomic concerns, such as currency exchange, inflation, unemployment levels, economic development, and international trade, are a major element in success- fully managing operations in a complex and ever-changing environment.

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