KOF Index of Globalization

How to examine the relationship between globalization and growth?

To help you better understand the degree of globalization, we used data compiled by the Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research for some 123 countries around the world. The KOF Index of Globalization measures the three main dimensions of globalization: economic, social, and political. In addition to three indices measuring these dimensions, they calculate an overall index of globalization and sub-indices referring to actual economic flows, economic restrictions, data on personal contact, data on information flows, and data on cultural proximity.

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