I cannot believe that it has been exactly two years since this blog was created. In the fall of 2010, I mentioned to a friend that I wanted to start a blog, even though I did not have a clue as to how to begin. With a little bit of research, International Trade Examiner was founded in June 2011. Two years later, International Trade Examiner is still growing as a significant tool for keeping up with and understanding what is happening in the global economy.
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Below is a summary of ITE’s progress over these past two years.
Nominated for the International Studies Blogging Award in the Most Promising New Blog category
33 e-mail subscribers + 2 subscribers following all comments (up from only 8 in Jan. 2012 and 24 in Dec. 2012)
36 Facebook fans (up from 31 in Dec. 2012)
202 Twitter followers today (up from about 11 in June 2012)
Attracted readers from all over the world from countries such as Mexico, Zimbabwe, China, Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa
Coverage of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections
The blog received positive feedback about the analysis of the 2012 U.S. presidential candidates’ views and/or record on international trade. You can review all posts from the primaries to the actual election cycle.
The most encouraging were the comments received about the substance of the video posts.
International Trade Examiner serves as a great resource for students and researchers with its Economic Data page.
Also, a number of video posts have been added. Check out my video commentaries.
My published research on the influence of small states on negotiations within the World Trade Organization and specific free trade agreements can be found on the Published Work page.
Finally, check out some of the recommended books on the right hand column under the Welcome message.
This, indeed, has been a great two years.