The following links will provide an overview of globalization. They will also direct you to information about specific topics relevant to this course, some of which are also included in the above tabs. In addition to the topic pages, the websites for the organizations below also include research publications and working papers that provide reliable data (see the Journals and Working Papers box on this page for links).
International Labour Organization (ILO):
International Monetary Fund (IMF):
United Nations (UN):
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):
You can use the following database to find scholarly articles and statistics on globalization, labor migration, income inequalities, environmental issues, trade, multinational corporations, and many more topics:
A note about accessing the NBER Working Papers:
There are two ways to locate NBER Working Papers. You can:
a) go to the Articles and Databases section of the Library website and locate the NBER database (or click on it above!), OR
b) search the Library catalog for NBER and your topic.
Many of the organizations mentioned in this guide also publish journals where you can find peer-reviewed articles. The journals listed below are all accessible through the Cheng Library website. To find them, search for them by title under the "Journals A-Z" tab on the Library home page. All of the journals listed below are peer-reviewed unless otherwise indicated.
In addition to journals, the organizations also provide working papers, which are usually pre-publication versions of research articles. They are considered "in progress" and have not gone through the peer-review process. The series of working papers provided by each organization below are freely available and can be downloaded as PDFs.
World Bank has several journal titles, mostly available on the World Bank website but there is an embargo on full text for most recent articles. The Library does not have current access to these journals.
NOTE: these titles have a 6 month delay on full text
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