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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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your question
Your Question…
  • How does Globalization impact..
    • Africa?
    • Asia?
    • Eastern Europe?
    • Middle East?
    • North America?
    • South America?
    • Western Europe?
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Econocast

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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Econocast

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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Econocast

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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Econocast
  • 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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Econocast
  • 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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