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See the latest news and insights from the IMD World Competitiveness Center

By Dr José Caballero, Senior Economist.
The objective of this essay is to trace the dynamics between competitiveness and social disparities, particularly within the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook data.

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By Arturos Bris - November 2016

Comments on the impact of the election result on theglobal economy.

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Events and activities

The IMD World Competitiveness Center helps businesses, governments and academics highlight competitive advantages and uncover opportunities. We publish special reports, organize workshops, give presentations around the world on competitiveness issues, and receive visiting delegations.

Upcoming events 

Date Description
May 2017

IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017

Release of the 2017 results on the competitiveness of nations (date to be confirmed).

November 2017

IMD World Talent Report 2017

Release of the 2017 results (date to be confirmed).

Recent events and activities

Date Description
November 23, 2016

IMD World Talent Report 2016

Launch of the third edition of the IMD World Talent Report. Learn more at

November 15, 2016

Clarity on Business Location Switzerland Report

Launch of the Clarity on Business Location Switzerland report in collaboration with KPMG Switzerland. Read the complete report on

October 4, 2016

KPMG Clarity on Business Location Switzerland events

Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, participated as a speaker at this event organized by KPMG in Zurich and Lausanne. See pictures at

September 23, 2016

Visit of the Ambassador of India

The IMD World Competitiveness Center had the great pleasure to welcome Ms. Smita Purishottam during her visit to IMD. Read more and see pictures at