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Computer Exercise IJ

The Geography of Development

Review  "Patterns of Development" on pp.23-29 of your textbook Realms Regions and Concepts.

Discussion question one:

Looking at the map of 'World Economies' fig I-12, study the pattern of income around the world. Where are poor countries and why are they poor? Explain the global pattern of wealth and poverty in terms of the geographical location (landlocked or coastal?), attributes (resources?), historical experience (colonial past?), and any other factors contributing to the development or underdevelopment of places.

 

Discussion question two:

Compare and contrast the developed and developing worlds. What does it take to become developed? How is development measured? Are there any alternatives to economic definitions of development?


Development links

WTO, World Bank, IMF, OECD, and Trade Issues

World Bank

Topics in Development:
http://www.worldbank.org/html/extdr/thematic.htm

Structural and Sectoral Adjustment: World Bank Experience, 1980-92
http://www.worldbank.org/html/edi/briefing/adj-grow/struct.htm

World Tables Dataset Guide
http://www.ciesin.org/IC/wbank/wtables.html

Trends in Developing Economies
http://www.ciesin.org/IC/wbank/tde-home.html

International Monetary Fund

FAQ's
http://www.imf.org/external/about.htm

IMF News
http://www.imf.org/external/news.htm

World Economic Outlook- Crisis in Asia: Regional and Global Implications 12/97
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/weo1297/index.htm

Joint World Bank - IMF Library Network

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECD Statistics
http://www.oecd.org/statlist.htm

Development Cooperation
http://www.oecd.org/dev/

World Trade Organization

The WTO - critiques of global trade agreements
1, 2, 3,

Global Exchange

MAI

Multilateral Agreement on Investment - The OECD homepage
http://www.oecd.org/daf/cmis/mai/maindex.htm

Multilateral Agreement on Investment - The Global Policy Forum
http://www.globalpolicy.org/socecon/bwi-wto/indexmai.htm

Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP)

Africa: Structural Adjustment Review
http://www.africapolicy.org/docs97/sap9708.htm

Models of industrial development according to Rostow
http://www.bdp.it/~psps0001/Paradigmi/esviluppo.html


Krumme's Educational Homepage

Corporations Around the World
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~krumme/corps.html

International Trade Resources
http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/webecf.html

News Media
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~krumme/whatisnew/media.html