Introduction

World Economy Society is a scientific association founded within the First Meeting of World Economy celebrated at the University of Huelva in 1999. Within these 10 years this society has acquired an international dimension with the addition of members from different countries (Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Portugal, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Germany, Israel, Morocco…) and has increased its size surpassing the 250 members, among which there are university professors, researchers, entrepreneurs, consultants, advisors and international officials.

World Economy Society is publishing the scientific journal Revista de Economía Mundial (Journal of World Economy) since that same year, along with the Publications Service of the University of Huelva. This journal has achieved a great international prestige and is indexed in the most important international databases such as EBSCO Publishing, DOAJ, EconLit, Latindex, Ulrich’s, CINDOC, Dialnet, Latindex, Social Sciences Citation Index and Journal Citation Report.

The World Economy Meeting, annually held by the World Economy Society, is an international forum opened to different economic approaches, where research works about world economy are presented and discussed. It is also a meeting place for discussion, emphasizing to all researchers, teachers, students and other professionals in the economy that focus on the global economy analysis.

After 13 World Economy Meetings (Huelva University, León University, San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, A Coruña University, Seville University, Extremadura University, Complutense University of Madrid, Alicante University, Autonomous University of Madrid, Barcelona University, Huelva University and University of Santiago, University of the Basque Country), the Society of World Economy accepted the proposal of the University of Jaén to organize the XIV Meeting of World Economy.

The Meeting of World Economy XIV will be held between 30th May till 1st of June at Campus las Lagunillas of University of Jaén.In addition to the different topic areas, the congress will make special attention to the debate on the internationalization of national economies in times of crisis with particular reference to real and institutional aspects that affect international trade market for food products