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University of Toronto Mississauga • Department of Geography • FALL 2015

GGR 365H5S Trade and Globalization

 

 Instructor: Pierre Desrochers

 

 Lectures: Monday 3-5PM

 

 Phone: (905) 828-5206

 Office: Davis Building, room 3273

 

 Lecture room: CC 2130

 

 E-mail: pierre.desrochers@utoronto.ca

 

Suggested Websites

General Interest

Suggested sources on
- Environment and the roots of globalization
- Food and globalization

Economist Douglas Irwin’s Trade Related Links

Popular Globalization Books (GoodReads)

Best Books about Globalization (Amazon) 

World Trade Organization

UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)
- Digital Library
- on Globalization and Development
- on International Trade

Sources of Global Data

> Gateways to numerous governmental, UN and other agencies and NGO data sources

UN Human Development Reports (International Human Development Indicators)

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
- Statistics
- Population Division
- Forests
- Sustainable Development
- Social Policy and Development Division
- Publications

Sources of Global Data on The Globalization Website
Links with the statistical Webpages of all the major organizations, from the UN to the CIA. An easy way to find all sorts of statistics on economic growth, the environment, inequalities, women, religious movements, health, culture and other issues.

NationMaster.com
NationMaster is a fun site for quick statistics on countries.

Researching Globalization on Global Transformations
Presents a number of indicators that can be used to measure various phenomenons.

World Development Indicators (World Bank)

FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations)
- Statistics

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - The World Factbook

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Outlook Database

Our World in Data

Human Progress 

> Comparative Work

Economic Freedom Network + 2013 Index of Economic Freedom
Two attempts to measure economic freedom in a large number of countries with much factual information about each country. Essential information if you want to know if a country is more or less open to trade than another.

The Corruption Perception Index + The Global Corruption Report
How corrupt is your country? How does it compare to others?

World Bank's Doing Business (DB) survey

> Topical

DFAIT on CETA

Great circle mapper

Human Development Reports of the United Nations Development Program

Human Progress 

International Maritime Organization

SICE – Foreign Trade Information System (Organization of American States)
Several essays on technical issues dealing with trade relations between countries in the Americas.

The University of Texas Inequality Project
The UTIP is concerned with measuring and explaining movements of inequality in wages and earnings and patterns of industrial changes around the world.

The Global Poverty Mapping Project

Gapminder : A Fact-Based Worldview 
 

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