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Global Economics. Econocast. Your Question…. How does Globalization impact.. Africa? Asia? Eastern Europe? Middle East? North America? South America? Western Europe?. Econocast. Components of the Econocast Part One: Paint the Economic Picture How wealthy is your country?

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Global economics

Global Economics

Econocast


Your question

Your Question…

  • How does Globalization impact..

    • Africa?

    • Asia?

    • Eastern Europe?

    • Middle East?

    • North America?

    • South America?

    • Western Europe?


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Components of the Econocast

Part One:

  • Paint the Economic Picture

    • How wealthy is your country?

    • How is wealth distributed in your country?


Resources to use

Resources to Use

  • http://www.photius.com/rankings/economy/distribution_of_family_income_gini_index_2009_1.html

    GINI index rankings by country

  • http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/

    HDI rankings by country

  • http://worldfactbook.org

    GDP/ capita, GDP composition by sector, % of population living below the poverty line, trading (export) partners, & country debt (external)


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Components of the Econocast

Part Two:

  • What does the global economy mean to my country (region)?

    • Select a topic discussed in class that relates to the global economy

      • Trade (trading partners, comparative advantage, subsidies)

      • International Financial Institutions (IMF, World Bank, WTO)

      • Debt and Debt Relief


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Next steps..

Determine how you can report on a concept taking place in your economy.

Which will BEST fit your country/region?

  • Trade?

  • International Financial Institutions?

  • Debt?


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  • Possible areas to explore..

    • What is the role of the IMF in my country?

    • How is the WTO seen in my country?

    • Does my country have a comparative advantage in the global economy ? If so, does it benefit them?

    • Is my country in debt? Is it productive or unproductive debt? Who is helping to finance my debt?

    • How does the World Bank’s Millennium Goals impact my country?


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  • Where can I go to find this information?

    • Investigate the International Financial Institutions’ web pages

      • World Bank’s Website

        • http://www.worldbank.org/

      • International Monetary Fund

        • http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm

      • The World Trade Organization

        • http://www.wto.org/


Additional resources

Additional Resources

  • www.worldfactbook.org

  • The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities

  • http://www.pbs.org/newshour/

  • The Web site of the News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Search by REGION or TOPIC

  • www.npr.org

  • The Web site of National Public Radio. Search NEWS- WORLD

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/

  • The Web site of British Broadcasting Company. Search NEWS FRONT PAGE (by region)


More resources

More Resources…

  • http://www.reuters.com/news/international

  • Latest news from around the world

  • http://www.economist.com/

  • Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion

  • http://global.nytimes.com/?iht

  • Find global breaking news

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

  • Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories.


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More Resources…

  • http://www.economist.com/

  • Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion

  • http://global.nytimes.com/?iht

  • Find global breaking news

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

  • Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories.


Schedule for econocast project

Schedule for Econocast Project

A Day

B Day

Thursday, April 08

Lab time for research/script writing

Monday, April 12

Lab time for research/script writing

Friday, April 16

Producing podcasts in the library!

  • Wednesday, April 07

    • Lab time for research/script writing

  • Friday, April 09

    • Lab time for research/script writing

      Thursday, April 15- Producing podcasts in the library!


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