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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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