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Economic Freedom of the World 2007 Philippine Edition

Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report Philippine Edition

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Report discusses the degree of economic freedom around the world based on a composite index that includes: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally and regulation of credit, labor and business in 141 nations. The report also compares economic freedom and other desirable outcomes, such as prosperity or quality of life, as measured by the UNDP Human Development report. It finds a strong correlation between economic freedom and various important developmental goals. The index has become an important tool to evaluate economic policy worldwide.

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News Coverage

A mixed bag
By Michael Alan Hamlin
The Manila Bulletin columnist

In Defense of Economic Freedom
By Francis M. Varela
Business World

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

  • About the Authors

  • About the Contributors

  • About the Members of the Economic Freedom Network

  • Executive Summary

  • Chapter 1 Economic Freedom of the World, 2007

  • Chapter 2 The Impact of Financial and Economic Crises on Economic Freedom
    by Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg

  • Chapter 3 The Effects of American Recession-Fighting Policies on Economic Freedom
    by Herbert Grubel

  • Chapter 4 Country Data Tables

  • Appendix Explanatory Notes and Data Sources

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