Globalization and The Irish Economy

From Silk to Silicon

Trade between nations has taken place since the second century BC. An ancient network of trade routes known as ‘Silk Road’ connected the East and West. It derives its name from the trade of silk between the regions of Asia, Africa and Europe. This transcontinental network only gained widespread acceptance in the academic world during the 20th century.

The 20th century was a pivotal time of international trade. International trade flourished at the turn of the century thanks to the frenzy of cross — border…