Global Economy: U.S. Role in the World Research Guide

International Monetary Fund
The IMF monitors economic and financial developments in most countries in the world. This site includes reports such as the "World Economic Outlook" and the "Global Financial Stability Report."

United Nations - Economic and Social Council
ECOSOC is responsible for "promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress and identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems..." The UN site offers statistics and publications on the economic health of the world.

The World Bank
The World Bank assists developing and underdeveloped countries with economic support. The site includes data and reports on the many ongoing projects for 184 participating countries.

World Trade Organization
The WTO is the "only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations" with its goal to "help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." The site includes current trade statistics and economic analysis, special studies, discussion papers, and staff working papers.

Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy -- D.H. Hill Stacks HF1359 .R68 2001 [3 vols.]