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  • The G8 Information Centre -  Documents and links from the University of Toronto. Français | Russkiy | Deutsch | Italiano | Japanese | Espagnol | Chinese

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization of 183 member countries, established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment. Español | Français
    The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

  • The World Bank is the world's largest source of development assistance, providing nearly $16 billion in loans annually to its client countries. It uses its financial resources, highly trained staff, and extensive knowledge base to help each developing country onto a path of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth in the fight against poverty. The Data and Research Section offers access to its vast supply of research articles and economic viewpoints. عربي Français Español Pусский

  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - Français - The OECD groups 29 member countries in an organization that, most importantly, provides governments a setting in which to discuss, develop and perfect economic and social policy. They compare experiences, seek answers to common problems and work to co-ordinate domestic and international policies that increasingly in today's globalized world must form a web of even practice across nations. THE OECD allows you to search their database by Topics: A cross-departmental way of finding all of the work being done on OECD research topics or by Focus: A selection of timely and specific issues of interest to our various stakeholders

    • THE OECD Observer - An award-winning magazine to keep you ahead of today's economic and social policy challenges. French edition | Japanese edition
      The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic, social and environmental issues. Since 1962 it has been keeping policymakers, business people, NGOs, researchers and journalists ahead of the policy debate. It is a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, and a source of key data. To read more, click here.

    • The SECTION » Economy » General has multiple articles covering the OECD countries' and economic issues of these countries.

  • The International Trade Forum is the magazine of the International Trade Centre (ITC). It focuses on trade promotion and export development, as part of ITC’s technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition. The magazine is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish.

  • The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental, educational organization founded in 1918 to educate Americans about the significant international issues that influence their lives. FPA provides impartial publications, programs and forums to increase public awareness of, and foster popular participation in, matters relating to those policy issues.

  • The Bank for International Settlement (BIS) is an international organization fostering the cooperation of central banks and international financial institutions.

    The BIS carries out research and analysis to contribute to the understanding of issues of core interest to the central bank community, to assist the organisation of meetings of Governors and other central bank officials and to provide analytical support to the activities of the various Basel-based committees.

    The BIS also comments on global economic and financial developments and identifies issues that are of common interest to central banks.
    The research agenda of the BIS is focused on key areas of interest to central banks:

    • Monetary and financial stability

    • Monetary policy and exchange rates

    • Financial institutions and infrastructure

    • Financial markets

    • Central bank governance

    • Legal issues

    BIS economists work under the guidance of the BIS Economic Adviser to develop the research agenda and produce research papers. They are on occasion joined by secondees or visitors from BIS member central banks. They work closely with renowned academics, some of whom are invited for discussions or short stays in Basel. Researchers also organise special meetings or conferences or participate actively in such events at other international organisations, national central banks or universities.

    The work by BIS economists finds its way into the Annual Report and other BIS research publications found on this website, including the Quarterly Review, BIS Papers and Working Papers. Always up-to-date with links to previous research papers and a searchable database is the CENTRAL BANK RESEARCH HUB


  • The International Journal of Central Banking (IJCB) is an initiative of the central banking community.

    Published quarterly, the journal features articles on central bank theory and practice, with a special emphasis on research relating to monetary and financial stability. The main objectives of the International Journal of Central Banking are:

    • to disseminate widely the best policy-relevant and applied research that reflects the missions of central banks around the world across a range of disciplines; and

    • to promote communication amongst researchers both inside and outside of central banks.

    The journal's sponsoring institutions are committed to ensuring that the IJCB offers articles of high analytical quality for a professional audience. Both central bank and non-central bank economists are invited to submit papers for consideration.

  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.  español | français    

    Much of the detail of the Organization's work is recorded only in the official documents of the councils, committees, working groups etc. These are made available through the Documents Online database, which can be used in several different ways. See also :

    WTO staff working papers - are working papers, and hence they usually represent research in progress.  They reflect the opinions of individual staff members, and are the product of professional research. Such research may be conducted in the preparation of Secretariat reports, studies, or informational material for Members. These papers are circulated for discussion and comment because critical review of professional research is important to skills maintenance and professional development of Secretariat staff.

    Economic research and analysis - two broad categories of research and analysis material are produced by the WTO: regular assessments of the global trade picture in the WTO annual publications and research reports on specific topics.

    The WTO publishes three annual publications:

    • WTO Annual Report - The organization's annual report to its members and the public on institutional matters, including descriptions of its main activities and information on its budget and staff.

    • World Trade Report - The main WTO research publication on global trade policy, with special topics, analysis, and new developments.

    • International Trade Statistics - The WTO's annual compilation of global trade statistics.

  • Morgan Stanley's Global Economic Forum:  Daily economic analysis from around the globe. See also Stephen Roach's Weekly Commentary. Stephen S. Roach is a Managing Director and Chief Economist of Morgan Stanley.