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Economic Freedom of the World 2007 Philippine Edition

Economic Freedom of the World 2007 report Philippine edition

The Economic Freedom of the World 2007 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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By Alex Magno
Philippine Star columnist

Measuring Happiness and Freedom
By Dr. Mahar Mangahas
President, Social Weather Stations

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

  • Dedication to Milton Friedman
    by James Gwartney and Michael Walker

  • About the Authors

  • About the Contributors

  • About the Members of the Economic
    Freedom Network

  • Executive Summary

  • Chapter 1 Economic Freedom of the World, 2005

  • Chapter 2 The Spread of Global Economic Freedom
    by Russell S. Sobel and Peter T. Leeson

  • Chapter 3 Country Data Tables

  • Appendix 1 Explanatory Notes and Data Sources

  • Appendix 2 Selected Publications Using Ratings from Economic Freedom of the World

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