Links in the boxes below match each section of the Foreign Economy Report assignment (A, B, C, etc.).
1) Start with the CIA's World Factbook for background, trade and economic information, Gini coefficient (income distribution), current issues.
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2) From Michigan State University.
4) World economic data:
3) This database offers historical information about countries:
Use Advanced Search in these databases.
[Your country] AND
Use quotation marks for phrases:
An asterisk (*) searches for all word endings. This is called truncation, or wildcard searching.
Use the Start Your Research Here search box on the home page to find any missing facts.
The ProQuest Central article database searches millions of articles from thousands of newspapers, magazines and journals, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Here's a link to ProQuest Central articles on the effect of the pandemic on United States monetary policy.
The Statista database offers statistics and reports on your country, with citations.
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED), from St. Louis Federal Reserve.
Citations: Create your own. Citations are not usually offered by free websites.
Use a search engine like Google to find any missing pieces of information.
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