Global Banking Lesson 4 Global Financial Integration
Global Banking Lesson 4 Global Financial Integration


This lesson begins with a discussion of the meaning and dimensions of global financial integration. This discussion then moves to the causes of financial integration. Next, the discussion moves to understanding the benefits and costs of financial integration from multiple perspectives.

Relevant Module Objectives

1 Explain basic concepts of global banking and finance.

3 Compare and contrast the current issues in global banking and finance from different perspectives.


Possible Classroom Activities


Optional Resources

  • Aninat, Eduardo. (March 2002). Surmounting the Challenges of Globalization. Finance and Development, Vol. 39, No. 1. Retrieved from:
    [Discusses how best to manage the process of globalization—at the national and international levels—so that the benefits are widely shared and the costs kept to a minimum.]


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