The global economy is a complex system. This volume helps young people understand just how it works. In an approachable, interesting style, it explains what the global economy is and how it has evolved, how national economies are more interdependent than ever before, and how the banking system plays a role in how money flows over borders. Readers also learn how such economic interdependence can lead to global financial crises. For students interested in how money works, this volume is a great resource in helping them understand the potential and perils of a financially interdependent world.