Posts Tagged ‘David Ricardo’

  • Nutella Global Supply Chain

    One Reason That We Have Nutella

    Jan 17, 14 • 1922 Views • No Comments

    Inside a jar of Nutella you might have a little bit of the Ivory Coast, Turkey, Malaysia, the EU and the US. Processed in the EU, Turkey, Russia, Australia, North or South America, the cocoa and hazelnut spread is then shipped to 100 (or so) countries.  ......  [read more]

  • Economic Geography British Coastline Mandelbrot

    One Reason That Geography Matters

    Jan 5, 14 • 1610 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever looked closely at Japan and the United Kingdom? Described by geographer Jared Diamond in a fascinating podcast, they look remarkably similar. Today Japan and the British Isles are modern industrial societies.  Both are north/south archipelagos......  [read more]

  • Ukraine and International Trade

    Ukrainian Economics

    Dec 6, 13 • 1236 Views • No Comments

    Fewer bottles of kodrinskoie-sparkling will be served at Russian holiday celebrations. Declaring that Moldova’s exports no longer met its food quality standards, Russia has blocked Moldovan wine exports. In the past, Ukrainian cheese and chocolate have......  [read more]

  • Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in the US

    The Surprising Ways That China is a Part of Our Lives

    Oct 29, 13 • 877 Views • No Comments

    Did you eat a Smithfield ham sandwich today? Go to an AMC multiplex? Drive a Volvo? The ham, the movies and the car are from Chinese companies. One reason that Hong Kong based Shuanghui International bought Smithfield is because China needs more pork.......  [read more]

  • Comparative Advantage: A Natural Gas Dilemma

    Aug 17, 13 • 1222 Views • No Comments

    When the price of natural gas plunged in 2008, manufacturers smiled. As Dow Chemical’s CEO recently explained, cheaper natural gas means a $4 billion investment in 120 new manufacturing projects. Using cheap gas, Dow plans to build ethylene, propylene,......  [read more]