|Students may try the links on my International Markets page and a selection of the ones set out below.
These sites usually report on the world economy.
|These sites provide regular and usually up to date commentary on the Global Economy.
- (1) Students using the resources in Global Economic Round Up could prepare a short report on world current economic performance. Useful resources for this are the OECD and the IMF's world economic Forecasts. Students should make and then later on evaluate their own forecasts for world economic growth.
- (2) Students in groups could be assigned a country. They could then identify one world economic trend, Students could either complete a PMI on the effects of this trend on the country of their choice, or alternatively draw up a table showing how the trend will create winners and losers in their chosen economy.
- The class as a whole could then compare results for a mix of countries.
- These institutions provide a great deal of information on the world's economies and global economic developments. Issues relating to the regulation of the world economic are frequently reported on at the IMF in their various magazines.
- United Nations Home
- United Nations Statistics Division
- United Nations - Economic and Social Development Web Site
- UNCTAD World Wide Web Homepage The United Nations Conference on development and trade. This site carries some useful statistics and commentary on development and trade.
- Welcome to the WTO The world trade organization.
- The UN carries many economic statistics which are useful for students studying economic development.
- The World Bank Group see Social Indicators of Development Great deal of material and commentary on third world economies.
- IMF International Monetary Fund Home Page.
- OECD Online
- Bank Bank for International Settlements
- Commentary and stats on the Global Financial system
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION - ILO Web site
World Economic Forum - Homepage
Moodys Economic Report
Standard Poor's Ratings Services
Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank statistics on external debt Publishes Quarterly data on debt
- These sites provide directories of resources on the global economy. So if you can't find what you are looking for here sift through a few directories.
- International Business Resources on the WWW
Links as well as commentary on regional and emerging markets.
- Yahoo! Business and Economy:International Economy Probably the easiest and most familiar place for most students to start searching for resources on global economy
- Resources for International Business
From Rutgers University. A good site focused on providing resources for International Businesses.
- Centre for Research on Globalization and Labour Markets UK site with a good collection of resources.
- INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT--ICTSD Heaps of relevant commentary and good directories of resources.
- Eldis Home Page
Gateway to Economic and environmental information on the Net.
- Virtual Library on International Economic Development
A huge directory of global and country specific resources.
- GLOBAL CITIZENS Useful Websites
Global citizens trade links. A set of links maintained by Ralph Naders Global citizen.
Gateway to Resources on this topic
Economics of Transition
Site dealing with the problems of economies in transition; demanding
Identify an International economic Issue. This could be for example an issue to do with trade or international financial regulation.
Explore at least two perspectives on this issue. They could be from;
a Multi Nationals point of view,
a countries point of view,
or the perspective of an International regulator such as the World Trade Organisation, the IMF or OECD.
Evaluate these perspectives paying careful attention to winners and losers and in particular the implication of each of these perspectives for the Australian economy.
Design or choose your own solution to this problem and justify your answer.
|Current News Resources
- THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS
- The AGE special section dealing with the Global Economic Crisis.
- TIME.com: The 1999 Davos Conference
- The worlds leading CEO's examine current global trends.
- TIME: Expand the Debate on Globalization
- ABC News.com: Global Economy Hits Home
- International News Features
- Both Yahoo and Excite maintain current news sections on the Asian and Latin American currency crises and a sets of relevant URL's
Business: Asian Markets Crisis
Yahoo Asia Economy
MM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998 Online magazine focusing on Multi Nationals.
- B09.2317 - Understanding the World Macroeconomy A current course on global economy.
- More Academic Resources on Globalization.
BBC News | Reith-99 Globalisation
Anthony Giddnes lectures on Globalisation.
- International Forum on Globalization
60 leading UK scholars on the topic share notes etc
- Globalisation: What Challenges and Opportunities for Governments? OECD outlines it's views on Globalization.
- Selected Articles
- Globalization: Source of Woe or Source of Wealth?
- Globalization Debate from UK
- Effects of globalization on sustainable development after UNCED
- Mail: Chomsky speaks at UCT
Tyranny of Globasliation by Noam Chomsky
- World Economic Forum at Davos
- Executive outlook for the Global Economy
- THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF GLOBALIZATION
- Sample Course Details.
- Topic Details A global World
- Topic Details Globalization
- The Progress of Nations 1998
- World History Archives: World economy
- Transition Economies Home Page Newsletter on Developmental Economics
- Chapters of Global Economy
- Online Textbook
- Lecture Notes for International Economics at Shippensburg Univ.
Innovations in Technology & Globalization part 1
An Online textbook dealing with some global issues.
The New Economy Index Vast collection on the features and characteristics of the New Economy. Good Introduction
Review of Development Economics
- Finance & Development, March 1999 Contents
- Globalization Discussion: The Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas Friedman
| Selected resources dealing with a range of aspects of the Global Economy.
Globalisation Australian Centre for Innovativeness and International Competition. Brief sections on Globalization and Knowledge economy
Economic Policy Institute home page Carries sections on Trade and Globalization and Sustainable development and other US economic Issues.
Public Citizen Founded by Ralph Nader and carries a lot material on global issues
Globalisation A site devoted to exploring issues in the Global economy.
PCDF Home Page People Centered Development Forum focuses on community based economics and includes a section on Globalization.
Globalisation Selected Left Wing Sites dealing with Globalistation.
Global Trade Watch Home Page Citizens group in the US which fight for trade justice and monitors the effects of trade on economies About Global Trade Watch
FOE: Friends of the Earth - USA: Economics for the Earth Lots of good stuff on economic development. FOE: Friends of the Earth - US
OneWorld Online - Human rights, Sustainable Development and the Environment Check their mag: Today's
The New Rules Project
International Trade and Globalization
(New Rules Alternative Economics site focusing on Community Economics and Global Issues.
Collection of Left wing articles and commentary.
1998 U.S. Merchandise Trade with Developing Countries
Organization for promoting International Business
- Transitional Institute
- Follows activities of Multi Nationals
- Endgame index Public Information Network Databases on the activities of Transitional organizations
- The Multinationals Resource Clearinghouse
- Provides resources and commentary on MNC's
- Welcome to Corporate Watch --- www.corpwatch.org
- Transnational Corporations
- Site devoted to documenting and reporting on Global companies.
- Multinational Monitor On-Line Monitors and records the activities of Global Companies.
- Global 500 | 500 List
- Fortune Global 500 with homepages; the worlds largest companies.
- Global Business - Home Page Resources for Global executives.
- Currently many countries are seeking to improve their international competitiveness.
- Outline the solutions adopted by two countries apart from Australia. Eg you could look at the Report on the US economy by President Clinton, see my Budget page. the Report by the National Governors association in the US above, the policies in the Singapore Budget, or some other perspective.
- Compare and contrast these solutions to those adopted by the Australian Government. In your opinion whose approach will be the most effective an why ?
- Debt Map
- Using the links which run of this page draw up a debt map of the world. You will need an outline map of the world and then you will need to explore at debt rating agencies and other international Insitutions to find information on international debt levels. You can write in each countries debt on your map.