Economics: Our World in Data

For Topic 15, head to Our World in Data to look at their page on Trade and Globalization (, written by Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Diana Beltekian ( This page has a lot of data and information, so I don’t expect you to read the whole thing in detail unless you are interested. Instead, I’d like you to pick out one or two sections that particularly interest you and share your reflections on those parts.

1. Describe what you learned from the visualizations and explanations that you picked out. What kind of data was analyzed and what stood out to you? 

2. What questions for further study were raised in your mind by what you read? What would you like to know?

3. Are there lessons that you think economists and/or policymakers should take away from what you read?