Economic Expansion


24-25: Economic Expansion

Main graphic compiled from research by J Bradford De Long, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 1998 and World Bank GDP data. Accessed at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD, adapted to be visualised in 1990 dollar prices.

“Share of world GDP” graphic based on data from World Economics – 50 years of continuous economic growth. Accessed at http://www.worldeconomics.com/papers/Global%20Growth%20Monitor_7c66ffca-ff86-4e4c-979d-7c5d7a22ef21.paper


28-29: Richer People

Main graphic uses World Bank GDP per capita figures. Accessed at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD

“Middle class world” graphic based on data in the Economic Environment Agency Global Megatrends Report 2010.  Accessed at http://www.eea.europa.eu/signals/soer/europe-and-the-world/megatrends


30-31: Companies vs Nations

The main graphic compares data on current country GDP from the World Bank. Accessed at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD
with public company information from Fortune 500 at http://fortune.com/fortune500/


“Political lobbying” graphic: Centre for Responsive Politics, based on data from the Senate Office of Public Records, 2015 https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/


32-33: Shifting Influence

Main graphic based on data from the IMF and PwC projections.  Accessed at http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/the-economy/assets/world-in-2050-february-2015.pdf

“The world’s richest cities” based on data from the McKinsey Global Institute, March 2011.  Accessed at http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/economic_studies/urban_economic_clout_moves_east

34-35: Share Trades

Main graphic: export and import data from the World Bank aggregated and averaged to global trade data. Accessed at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NE.EXP.GNFS.CD 

US trading data from the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration, 2014.  Accessed at http://www.trade.gov


36-37: World Debt

Main graphic 2013 GDP data from the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD and total government debt data from The CIA World Factbook at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2186rank.html