DHL GLOBAL CONNECTEDNESS INDEX 2020
Join AmCham's last webinar for the year on December 22nd, 2020 from 9 - 10 AM and learn about DHL Global Connectedness 2020 with us.
DHL and the NYU Stern School of Business recently released the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020, which tracks international flows of trade, capital, information and people across 169 countries and territories. After holding steady in 2019, the world's level of global connectedness is set to decline in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it is unlikely to fall below levels seen during the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Global trade has rebounded strongly, sustaining economies around the world; 'Digital globalization' raced ahead as people flows plummeted.
While Europe claims the top spot as the world's most globalized region, Southeast Asia has performed extremely well due to its regional supply chains and ASEAN policy initiatives promoting regional economic integration.
In fact, Cambodia ranked #1 in global economies that are performing well, relative to its size in terms of international flows in 2020. Cambodia performed particularly well with trade depth and exports, and it attracted significant inward FDI.
Listen to the two authors, Steven Altman and Phillip Bastian, of the report discuss the state of globalization and the case of Cambodia, and what that means for the country, the region, and the world.
You can read the report by clicking here.
About the speakers:
Steven A. Altman is a Senior Research Scholar at the New York University Stern School of Business and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in NYU Stern's Department of Management and Organizations. Mr. Altman is also Director of the DHL Initiative on Globalization at NYU Stern's Center for the Future of Management. His research focuses on globalization and its implications for business strategy and public policy. Mr. Altman holds a PhD from the University of Reading, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Phillip Bastian is a Research Scholar at the New York University Stern School of Business. Mr. Bastian is based in the school's DHL Initiative on Globalization at its Center for the Future of Management. His research interests include international economic policy, data science, statistics, and data visualization. Mr. Bastian holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. from Pacific University.