IESE Insight
DHL Global Connectedness Index 2016
Fecha: 15/11/2016
Autor / es: Ghemawat, Pankaj; Altman, Steven
Tipo de documento: Study and Monograph
Colaborador / es: Cátedra Anselmo Rubiralta de Estrategia y Globalización
Áreas: Economics; Strategy
Idiomas: English
Cita bibliográfica: Ghemawat, Pankaj; Altman, Steven, "DHL Global Connectedness Index 2016: The State of Globalization in an Age of Ambiguity", DHL, 675-800-296, 11/2016
Referencia: 675-800-296 (Reference)

As this edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index goes to press, the future of globalization and, more generally, the world economy is shrouded by an unusual amount of ambiguity. Perhaps the best image is that of the doldrums, defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as a region subject to "calms, sudden storms, and light unpredictable winds." The reasons range from shifting economic forecasts (e.g., the IMF's prediction in October 2016 that slower growth in advanced economies is likely to offset turnarounds in key emerging economies) to central bank stimuli that have pushed us into uncharted waters to recent and potential political shocks. Amidst these mixed signals, the only safe forecast is that the future depends critically on the decisions of policymakers around the world.

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