The study of international trade concentrates mainly on the export and import of goods and services across borders, and the impact that these linkages have on the economy. Basic models consider a two-economy world under perfect competition; more complex models involve three or more countries and imperfect competition.
- International Economics & Trade
This World Bank resource links up to the many pages of the bank that deals with international trade issues, especially pertaining to development. The other main Bank site on trade can be found here.
- Global Trade Negotiations
Based at the Center for International Development at Harvard, this site contains news articles, working papers and links to various trade-related resources, such as NGO sites and government positions on trade policy.
- Computational Modelling of International Trade
Lists a range of links for data and models for use in modelling international trade. Pretty high-powered stuff, but indispensible for the academic working on modelling modern international trade policy.
- European Trade Study Group
The ETSG is a "forum for academic discussion and research on international trade among European universities and research institutes". Site also contains conference papers for previous ETSG meetings.
- WTO Watch
WTO Watch is an information centre on the World Trade Organisation, linking most key documents, commentaries, and research in a large library. There is even an events calendar, as well as links to other relevant sites.
- European Commission Directorate General on Trade
DG Trade is set up by the European Commission and discussed a very wide range of trade-related issues, many from a public policy/administration perspective. The site covers many trade issues of contemporary interest.
- The Trade Zone
The Global Trade Center is one of the most comprehensive information sources on International Trade on the Internet. Mainly for a business audience, the site contains links to trade resources, references, and statistics, inter alia.
- Trade Related Issues
Part of a more comprehensive Global Issues site, this site presents many well-written essays on trade-related issues such as free trade, the debt crisis, and fair trade. Great as introductions to topics, and term-paper research.
- Free Trade Area of the Americas
The FTAA was initiated in 1994 to bring about free trade in the Western hemisphere. Other major regional blocs that possess primarily a trade focus include the: