[New Report] The 2008 Index of Economic Freedom

16 Jan

URL http://www.heritage .org/research/ features/ index/index. cfm

The Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal, Washington DC, US

Self-description:
“This is the 14th edition of The Heritage Foundation/Wall Street
Journal Index of Economic Freedom. […]
The 2008 Index of Economic Freedom covers 162 countries across 10
specific factors of economic freedom, which are listed below. Chapter
4 explains these factors in detail. High scores approaching 100
represent higher levels of freedom. The higher the score on a factor,
the lower the level of government interference in the economy.
The 10 Economic Freedoms: * Business Freedom, * Trade Freedom, *
Fiscal Freedom, * Government Size, * Monetary Freedom, * Investment
Freedom, * Financial Freedom, * Property Rights, * Freedom from
Corruption, * Labor Freedom.
Taken together, these 10 freedoms offer an empirical depiction of a
country’s degree of economic freedom. A systematic analysis of the 10
freedoms has demonstrated again this year that economic freedom is the
key to creating an environment that allows a virtuous cycle of
entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustained economic growth and
development to flourish. Economies with higher levels of economic
freedom enjoy higher living standards.”

Site contents:
* Review the briefing: What’s New?;
* Read the Executive Summary;
* Explore the Methodology [this web page is missing – ed.];
* Get the Data [download for free, Excel format – ed.];
* Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner on CNBC;
* Chapter 1 – Economic Fluidity: A Crucial Dimension of Economic
Freedom [by] Carl J. Schramm;
* Chapter 2 – Narrowing the Economic Gap in the 21st Century [by]
Stephen L. Parente;
* Chapter 3 – Globalization Is Making the World a Better Place [by] Guy Sorman;
* Chapter 5 – Economic Freedom in Five Regions: Europe, Asia and the
Pacific [Hong Kong (2007 Economic Freedom Score: 89.3); Singapore
(85.7); Australia (82.7); New Zealand (81.6); Japan (73.6); Taiwan
(71.1); S.Korea (68.6); Malaysia (65.8); Thailand (65.6); Kazakhstan
(60.4); Mongolia (60.1); Kyrgyzstan (59.9); Fiji (59.8); Sri (Lanka
(59.3); Pakistan (58.2); Philippines (57.4); Tajikistan (56.9);
Cambodia (56.5); India (55.6); Azerbaijan (55.4); Indonesia (55.1);
China (54.0); Nepal (54.0); Uzbekistan (52.6); Vietnam (50.0); Laos
(49.1); Bangladesh (47.8); Turkmenistan (42.5); Burma (40.1); N.Korea
(3.0).] Americas, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa.

URL http://www.heritage .org/research/ features/ index/index. cfm

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