The most comprehensive index of economic freedom in the world and the only one that uses reproducible measures appropriate for peer-reviewed research, this annual report ranks 142 countries according to the degree of personal choice, voluntary exchange, freedom to compete, and protection of person and property enjoyed by their citizens. Each year, the preparation of the report is overseen by the Fraser Institute of Canada and has been strongly supported by the legendry economist Milton Friedman, to whose memory the present year's edition is dedicated.No reliable data were available for 1995. The data from 1980 to 1990 are from PRS Group, International Country Risk Guide (various issues). The 1970 and 1975 data are from Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI). The ICRG did notanbsp;...
|Title||:||Economic Freedom of the World 2008 Annual Report|
|Author||:||James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, Seth Norton|
|Publisher||:||The Fraser Institute - 2008-09-30|