The KOF Globalization Index measures the three main dimensions of globalization:

  • economic
  • social
  • 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 – 2013.

The website offers interactive features such as maps and queries and the ability to download raw index data.

Organisation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH)

Most recent version: 2015

For latest available report, click here

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