Steven A. Altman

Steven A. Altman in business attire with a white background

Senior Research Scholar
Director of the DHL Initiative on Globalization

Steven A. Altman is a Senior Research Scholar and Director of the DHL Initiative on Globalization at the NYU Stern School of Business. He holds a PhD from the University of Reading, an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a B.S. in Economics summa cum laude from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Altman’s research focuses on understanding the patterns of international flows of goods and services, capital, information, and people, how cross-country differences and distances shape those flows, and their implications for business, education, and society at large. He has managed the development of a variety of teaching and decision-making tools based on that research, and is the lead author of a detailed country-by-country examination of globalization, the DHL Global Connectedness Index.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Mr. Altman was a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Altman also brings to his academic work more than ten years of experience as a management consultant.  He has assisted clients with international and emerging market strategies across a variety of industries and geographic regions