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WCY 2013 Results

Top 3 are US, Switzerland and Hong Kong! The US has regained the No. 1 spot in 2013, thanks to a rebounding financial sector, an abundance of technological innovation and successful companies.

On May 30, 2013, IMD announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

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World Competitiveness Ranking 2013

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The good performance of the US (1), Switzerland (2), Hong Kong (3), Sweden (4) and even Japan (24) - while the euro zone stagnates - calls austerity into question.

Competitiveness in Perspective 1997-2013

The IMD's World Competitiveness Center has been calculating the competitiveness of nations since 1989. In 1997, the globalization of the world's economy led us to move from a split ranking (advanced vs. emerging economies) to an integrated one. Because the robust methodology has been maintained since then, it is now possible to track a country's competitiveness evolution over that period of time.

WCC methodology

Learn more about how the WCC computes the rankings on the competitiveness of nations, using hard data (2/3) and a business executives' opinion survey (1/3).

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IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC)
Chemin de Bellerive 23,
P.O. 915, CH-1001 Lausanne
Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 618 02 51

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Order the World Competitiveness Package (Yearbook and Online), Country Profiles and WCY Abstracts from our e-shop

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The WCC helps businesses, governments and academics highlight competitive advantages and uncover opportunities in offering a range of products and services

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WCC network of Partner Institutes

The WCC is very grateful to its unique network of Partner Institutes in 55 countries who supply recent hard data from national sources and help distribute survey questionnaires to business executives

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WCY 2013 Results

Top 3 are US, Switzerland and Hong Kong! The US has regained the No. 1 spot in 2013, thanks to a rebounding financial sector, an abundance of technological innovation and successful companies

Learn more
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