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Contents


Appendix 1 – Highlights in the history and development of the internet
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1957
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1969
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1971
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1972
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1974
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1975
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1978
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1983
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1987
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1988
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1991
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1993
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1994
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1995
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1996
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1998
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1999
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2001
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2002
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2003
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2004
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2005
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2006
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2007
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2009
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2010
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2011
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Appendix 2 - Macroeconomic concepts and developments
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Introduction
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Gross domestic product (GDP)
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Box 28 Top 30 countries with the highest GDP in 2011 ($ billions)
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GDP per capita
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Box 29 The richest countries in the world, in $ (2011)
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How is economic growth calculated?
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Box 30 Growth figures and predictions 2010–17 (in percentages of GDP)
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What causes economic growth?
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The importance of productivity
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Advantages of growth
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Growth also has a dark side
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A different GDP, a different type of growth
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A dashboard for healthy growth
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Does economic growth make people happy?
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Box 31 Rivalry and happiness
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The global economic crisis 2008–2009
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Governments compelled to rescue banks
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Box 32 Summary of the causes of the 2008–09 credit crisis and the key players
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The world after the crisis
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Box 33 Important developments and challenges in the 21st century
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Slower economic growth
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China will rule the roost
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China criticizes the USA and invests more abroad
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The economic importance of the Chinese Internet
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Europe could miss the boat
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The European debt crisis
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Europe must change course
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Box 34 Investing more in sustainable energy
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Corporate social responsibility
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International competitiveness is crucial
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Box 35 Competitiveness rankings (top 10) according to the World Economic Forum, 2000–11
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Appendix 3 – Sources
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Links referred to in order of appearance in chapter 1
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Links referred to in order of appearance in chapter 2
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Links referred to in order of appearance in chapter 3
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Links referred to in order of appearance in chapter 5
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Links referred to in order of appearance in Special: 3D Printing
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Links referred to in order of appearance in Special: Big Data
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Links referred to in order of appearance in Special: Cases
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