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||To learn more about the world economy, explore the Web sites, books, and publications listed below. This is a partial listing of useful materials, not an exhaustive one. Many of these resources were used during the production of this Web site. Some were written by persons featured in the program and/or on the site.
Many of the interviews, essays, profiles, and up for debate texts are available in PDF format for printing.
See the PDF index list for addtional resources in PDF format.
The Pew Global Attitudes Project
Report on recent changes in global public attitudes, plus more polls and surveys, from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
The World Bank
The World Bank: World Development Indicators
Information on "global links" plus an index of globalization with trends and country data.
The International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund (IMF) activities, by country
Research at the International Monetary Fund
The economic indicator graphs supplied in the Country Reports on this site have been produced using data provided by the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") and The World Bank.
All I.M.F. Data is solely and exclusively owned by the International Monetary Fund, and is provided on this site for non-commercial, educational use only. Distribution of this data in any published material or dissemination by electronic means is expressly prohibited without prior permission from the I.M.F. The International Monetary Fund makes no warranty with regard to the accuracy of its data and accepts no liability with regard to it.
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Note: The indicator definition for each indicator graph identifies the specific source of its data. Indicator definitions within the low-band versions of the Country Reports are listed along side each graph. Indicator definitions within rich-media versions of the Country Reports are accessed by selecting any indicator and then rolling the cursor over the large blue dot in the upper right corner of its graph.
U.S. State Department, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices, by region, through 1999
U.S. State Department Country Commercial Guides
U.S. State Department Background Notes, by country
U.S. State Department Policies
U.S. State Department information about regions of the world
U.S. Library of Congress Country Studies
The CIA World Factbook
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Office of Energy Markets and End Use -- includes Country Analysis Briefs and International Energy Statistics
U.S. Embassies around the world and their host countries
The U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of the Public Debt
The U.S. Treasury Department's Debt to the Penny
These sites are for-profit ventures that provide information that can be helpful in grasping global economic trends.
The A.T. Kearney/Foreign Policy Magazine Globalization Index, which ranks countries based on their levels of economic, social, technological and political integration with the rest of the world.
Microsoft Encarta -- Some entries within the Commanding Heights Online Glossary and some profiles included within Commanding Heights: People have been excerpted (as credited) from Microsoft's Encarta.
The Gale Group -- Publisher of The Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies. More information about this resource can be found at
SmartMoney.com -- Up-to-the-minute market news, information, and maps
(See especially the dynamic market maps.)
World History Maps -- The Time-Map within Commanding Heights Online uses cartographic data provided by John C. Nelson and his associates at World History Maps.
International Economics Links -- A portal to online resources related to international economics from the International Economics program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Bhagwati, Jagdish. London/Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2000.
Chancellor, Edward. New York: Plume/Penguin Putnam, 1999.
Friedman, Milton, and Rose Friedman. San Diego/New York/London: A Harvest Book/Harcourt Brace & Company, 1980.
Friedman, Milton. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.
Friedman, Thomas L. New York: Anchor Books, 2000.
Galbraith, John Kenneth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961.
Galbraith, John Kenneth. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1993.
Galbraith, John Kenneth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Gingrich, Newt. New York: Harper Collins, 1998.
Gorbachev, Mikhail. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
Gray, John. New York: The New Press, 1998.
Hayek, Friedrich A. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Hayek, Friedrich A. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Hazlitt, Henry. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1979.
Heilbroner, Robert L. New York: Norton, 1993.
Heilbroner, Robert L. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
Heilbroner, Robert L., and Lester Thurow. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Keynes, John Maynard. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
Keynes, John Maynard. New York: Penguin Books, 1988.
Lindsey, Lawrence B. Washington, D.C.: AEI Press, 1999.
Lowenstein, Roger. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2000.
Ormerod, Paul. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
O'Rourke, P.J. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998.
Pendergast, Sara, and Tom Pendergast, ed. Detroit: The Gale Group, 2002.
Rubin, Robert E. Cambridge, MA: Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, 1999.
Sachs, Jeffrey D. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Sachs, Jeffrey D. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994.
Shultz, George P., and Kenneth W. Dam. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
"Smith, Adam" [a.k.a. George J.W. Goodman]. New York: Summit Books, 1981.
Solow, Robert M. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Soros, George. New York: Public Affairs, a division of Perseus Books Group, 2000.
Soros, George. New York: Public Affairs, a division of Perseus Books Group, 2002.
Veseth, Michael. Boulder/London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998.
Yergin, Daniel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
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