Oct 23 2007

The World Trade Organization – a podcast introduction by IB Econ students at SAS

Published by at 9:14 am under Barriers to trade,Protection,Trade,WTO

Understanding the World Trade Organization

Below is an audio introduction to the World Trade Organization, courtesy of my year 2 IB Econ students here at SAS. Our current unit (IB Unit 4) examines free trade, global economic integration, and the WTO among other topics. As an introduction to the WTO, student were asked to record a two-minute podcast of the main ideas from a specific page on the WTO’s website. Below are their summaries of the basic functions and agreements of the organization, summarized and podcasted for your listening pleasure!



About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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