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Global Chicago

RESEARCH Book by Michael H. Moskow, Richard C. Longworth, and Adele Simmons
Chicago skyline at dusk
Allen McGregor

Global Chicago offers unique insights into the city's global assets and its economic, social, intellectual, and cultural links to the world as seen from an insider's perspective.

Key Findings 

Once known for gangsters and meatpacking, Chicago was virtually synonymous with the rough and tumble side of the industrial era. Today, however, Chicago has outgrown even national prominence to become a truly global city--one of the most famous and most important in the world. Global Chicago is the first book to describe Chicago's transformation from industrial powerhouse to global metropolis. 

Michael H. Moskow, vice chairman and senior fellow on the global economy at The Chicago Council, Richard C. Longworth, senior fellow at the Chicago Council, and Adele Simmons, Chicago Council Board Member, authored essays featured in the book. Other essays were written by professors from top institutions, veteran journalists, and experts on labor and government. By drawing on the expertise of the city's leading players, Global Chicago offers unique insights into the city's global assets and its economic, social, intellectual, and cultural links to the world as seen from an insider's perspective. 


Global Chicago was produced by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2004, published by the University of Illinois Press.

About the Authors
Vice Chair and Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy
Council expert Michael H. Moskow
Michael H. Moskow is the vice chair and distinguished fellow, global economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. From 1994-2007, he served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In that capacity, he was a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve System's most important monetary policymaking body.
Council expert Michael H. Moskow
Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Richard C. Longworth
Richard Longworth is a distinguished fellow on global cities at the Council and is the author of "On Global Cities." For 20 years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent and served four years as the Chicago Tribune’s chief European correspondent. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has won the Overseas Press Club award twice, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize twice.
Council expert Richard C. Longworth
Adele Simmons
Council Board Member
President, Global Philanthropy Partnership