KOF Index of Globalisation

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The KOF Index of Globalisation is an index of the degree of globalisation of 122 countries.[1]:29 It was conceived by Axel Dreher at the Konjunkturforschungsstelle of ETH Zurich, in Switzerland. It was first published in 2002, and covered the period from 1970 until that year.[2]:46 A new version of it was published in 2017.[1]:29

The index is based on three principal criteria: economic, political and social.[2]:46 Unlike the Maastricht Globalisation Index, it does not take into account environmental factors.[1]:29


  1. ^ a b c Axel Dreher, Noel Gaston, Pim Martens (2008). Measuring Globalisation: Gauging Its Consequences. New York: Springer. ISBN 9780387740690.
  2. ^ a b Marco Caselli (2012). Trying to Measure Globalization: Experiences, Critical Issues and Perspectives. Dordrecht; New York: Springer. ISBN 9789400728066.