From command economies to traditional, barter, bubble and service economies, this section details numerous topics relative to various types of economies.
This section has been designed to provide background information about different aspects of various economics.
This section includes articles related to different types of economic systems, as well as a number of contemporary issues influencing the world economy, the distribution of economic powers, the issue of globalization, and other topics of interest.
While different types of economies prevail in certain regions of the world, these economies may illustrate many similarities, as well as differences, depending on the specific example.
A fuel economy for instance, is dominated by the international demand for crude oil and gasoline, while a command economy is a market system that is heavily regulated by the government.
These articles also provide information about the open economy - where no obstruction is imposed on trade or commerce, investment or other financial activities.
Other topics are discussed in this section include the traditional economy, barter economy, bubble economy, and the service economy.
Issues that are selected for this section are related to particular economies, but at the same time these issues are also dominating the global economy. Some of these important issues include crises such as the global credit crunch, renewed fears about inflation and its effect on world economies, the downfall of the US housing market, major sporting events such as the Olympics and their economic impact, and world economies in general.
Other featured articles focus on the growth of China and India, with a special emphasis on the different challenges faced by these emerging markets.
Globalization and its impact on developing economies is also discussed in this section, while more information is contained in the country-specific sections that focus on the economic development of each country.