Detailed Index Information (2015)
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KOF Index of Globalization
The KOF Index of Globalization measures the three main dimensions of globalization:
- and political.
In addition to three indices measuring these dimensions, we calculate an overall index of globalization and sub-indices referring to
- actual economic flows
- economic restrictions
- data on information flows
- data on personal contact
- and data on cultural proximity.
Data are available on a yearly basis for 207 countries over the period 1970 - 2012.
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Please quote this data set as:
Dreher, Axel (2006): Does Globalization Affect Growth? Evidence from a new Index of Globalization, Applied Economics 38, 10: 1091-1110.
Dreher, Axel, Noel Gaston and Pim Martens (2008), Measuring Globalisation – Gauging its Consequences (New York: Springer).
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Globalization Index 2013, zip (1.9 MB)
Globalization Index 2012, zip (1.9 MB)
Globalization Index 2011, zip (1.1 MB)
Globalization Index 2010, zip (1.1 MB)
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