IMD World Competitiveness Center

August 2017

In this Criterion of the Month, we continue to explore the relationship between business efficiency and productivity, and the institutional framework. Evidence presented in our February 2017 Criterion...

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July 2017

It is a little more than a year since Britain surprised pundits and analysts by voting to exit the European Union. In the last few months, economic and financial publications have been comparing the...

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July 2017

The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) is the leading annual report on the competitiveness of countries and has been published by IMD since 1989. It benchmarks the performance of 63 economies...

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June 2017

Technology changes at great speed and affects not only how businesses function but also how countries perform today and evolve in the future. From 3D-printing, robotics, and neuro-technology to...

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May 2017

Technology changes at great speed and affects not only how businesses function but also how countries perform today and evolve in the future. From 3D-printing, robotics, and neuro-technology to...

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April 2017

What can data from the IMD World Competitive Yearbook tell us about recent elections and the upcoming one in France? This month we compare two indicators from the Executive Opinion Survey as well as t...

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March 2017

The actions and policies of the government and their outcomes (e.g., infrastructure indicators) affect the efficiency and productivity of the private sector. In this Criterion of the Month, we assess...

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March 2017

Why do MNCs such as Philip Morris and ABB choose Switzerland as a base for their operations? There are several significant factors that define the attractiveness of Switzerland. Among them, one can...

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March 2017

The IMD World Competitiveness Center is delighted to present its IMD World Talent Report 2016. The report includes a talent ranking for all countries that are part of the IMD World Competitiveness...

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March 2017

Using the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook’s data for 2016, we develop a measure of Digital Competitiveness; that is, the adequacy of the different components of an economy’s structure for...

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March 2017

By Arturo Bris

While most cherish democratic countries as exemplar places to live, looking in depth at the competitiveness of nations paints another picture. As a researcher in this area, I could not recommend that...

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March 2017

March 8 marks International Women’s Day: a celebration of the many accomplishments by women as well as the acknowledgement of on-going efforts for gender parity in the social, political and economic...

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March 2017

By Arturo Bris

In sum—the consensus is that economic policies need to pursue new, more ambitious goals related not only to individual income and country productivity, but also to life satisfaction and happiness. Bei...

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January 2017

By Arturo Bris with Christos Cabolis, José Caballero.

Public policies can strongly influence the quality of leadership capabilities and competencies available in a particular country. For example, policies that increase education expenditure, personal...

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November 2016

By Arturo Bris

Without a doubt, Switzerland has been one of the most successful economies over the past several decades. It sits atop most international rankings in terms of productivity, innovation capacity, life...

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November 2016

By Arturo Bris, Michael R. Wade

Opportunities for greatness are rare, and all notable success stories can be traced back to someone, somewhere making exactly the right move at just the right time. One of those rare moments exists...

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September 2016

By Arturo Bris

At the onset of the financial crisis in 2009, the members of the largest economies in the world launched a crusade against tax havens and banking secrecy.

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July 2016

The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook is the leading annual report on the competitiveness of nations and has been published by IMD since 1989. It benchmarks the performance of 61 countries based on...

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June 2016

By Arturo Bris

One argument that seems faulty to me is that, just as the EU creates win-win opportunities for its members, a Brexit would be bad for both Britain and the EU. I am not so sure: trade from and to the E...

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May 2016

By Arturo Bris

The launch of the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking is right around the corner… That 26 years of data compiled since the beginning of the rankings can also be used to see how inequality has evolved ov...

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April 2016

By Arturo Bris

Only through a gradual, slow and cautions re-establishment of the relationships between the two Koreas will we see an improvement in the quality of life of North Koreans. A glimmer of hope has been...

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February 2016

By Arturo Bris

Imagine that you could open a business anywhere in the world. Where would you choose? Before you decide, consider these facts: The BRICS have not lived up to their potential - the Shanghai stock marke...

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January 2016

By Arturo Bris, Michael Sorell with Susan Stehli.
Contributors: José Caballero, Christos Cabolis.

In June 2015, 25 participants gathered in Lausanne for a Discovery Event about the difference between country and business competitiveness and how together they can drive growth for society.

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