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Steven A. Altman

Steven A. Altman

Joined Stern 2014

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-193
New York, NY 10012



Steven A. Altman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Organizations at the New York University Stern School of Business, as well as Senior Research Scholar and Director of the DHL Initiative on Globalization at NYU Stern’s Center for the Future of Management. He holds a PhD in International Business and Strategy 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. .

Professor 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 and public policy. He has managed the development of a variety of teaching and decision-making tools based on that research, and is the co-author of the DHL Global Connectedness Index, a detailed country-by-country examination of globalization.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Altman was a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Professor 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.

Research Interests

  • Globalization
  • International strategy
  • International management

Courses Taught

  • Global Strategy

Academic Background

PhD, International Business and Strategy, 2019
Henley Business School, University of Reading

MBA, 2006
Harvard Business School

MPA, 2006
Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government

B.S., Economics, 1998
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise


  • Emerging Markets
  • Globalization & Trade
  • International Economic Policy


  • Global Expansion