More Globalization Indices

Wade Cole sent me a link to a useful data source, the KOF index of globalization:  http://globalization.kof.ethz.ch/

They create 3 measures of globalization, reflecting economic (trade, FDI, barriers), social (communication), and political (embassies, international orgs, treaties) dimensions.

They rely in standard measures that are pretty familiar.  A full list of the measures (and weights used to create the indices) can be found here:  http://globalization.kof.ethz.ch/static/pdf/variables_2010.pdf

Coverage looks pretty solid — from 1970 to the present.  Overall, worth checking out.

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