TheGlobalEconomy.com offers interactive data tools for over 200 countries with data from The World Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, UNESCO, the World Economic Forum, and many other sources. Visitors can compare countries and track their development over time, look at global maps, explore the relationships between indicators, and obtain summary statistics for groups of countries. All of the data on the website are available for download. All of the charts can be downloaded without registration. The global economy guide explains key concepts about economic growth and development, exchange rates, international trade and investment, financial systems, and other topics. The site also has a glossary of economic terms, a directory of resources, and quizzes on various topics.
The idea for the website came out of The Global Economy class that Neven developed at Georgia State University in Atlanta (syllabus). The class covers key facts and theories about the world economy and is taken by over 500 students every year. The website makes that information available to anyone and adds a lot of interactivity and data.
Our team leadershipNeven Valev is a Ph.D. economist with a doctorate from Purdue University and over 10 years of professional experience on the economics faculty of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, GA. Neven specializes in international finance and the role of finance for economic development. Over the years he has taught classes on macroeconomics and international economics to undergraduate, Master’s, MBA, and Ph.D. students and has participated as a chair or a member of the dissertation committees of more than 40 graduate students. More information about Neven can be found at nevenvalev.com. Franziska Bieri has a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University. She specializes in globalization and the role of the non-profit sector in resolving international social issues. Franziska has published a number of academic articles and a widely read book on the Kimberley Process regulating the global diamond trade. She is on the faculty of the Ph.D. Global Leadership program at Indiana Tech teaching research methodology classes and advising doctoral students. More information about Franziska can be found at franziskabieri.com. Menna Bizuneh holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Her research focuses on the European Monetary Union, economic integration in Africa, and the choice between various exchange rate regimes. Menna is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Pitzer College in California and teaches classes on international economics, macroeconomics, and economic development. More information about Menna can be found here.