Philanthropy & Competitiveness 

Can the IMD World Competitiveness dataset provide insights on the consideration of charitable donations ? The winter holidays are just around the corner! A big part of the world celebrates, families and friends get together, communities convene to observe rituals and enjoy each other. An important part of these traditions is the exchange of presents. This is also the time when households decide to donate to charities, which focus on issues of their concern.

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Where to go on vacation?

Is it possible to think of Finland, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and New Zealand together as a group when you are thinking of your next vacation? Can we add to this group Australia, Canada, Iceland and Norway? In short, the answer to this question is: yes! Let me explain by providing a rather personal take on a day at the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

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Criterion of the Month - November 2018 

Corruption and ethical practices perceptions 

The issues of governance scandals and corporate control failures are perennial and persistent.In this edition of the criterion of the month we present the relationship between variables from our dataset that capture the perception on corruption and practices within firms.

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Criterion of the Month - August 2018 

Trumponomics, or the need for precision and careful examination of data

The return of the US to the first position in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018 was accompanied with a usual question we receive in similar circumstances: Are newly elected governments the reason for competitiveness ranking improvements? The answer, in all cases, is “partially.” 

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Criterion of the Month - June 2018

The Brazilian election through the lens of competitiveness

The Brazilian voters casted their ballots in the first round of the presidential elections this past Sunday and will return for the final second round on October 28. There is a lot of interest and many articles in the popular press and social media about the election. Brazil is after all, the 5th country in the world by population and the 8th by GDP. In addition, following recent global trends, this election has been divisive and polarized.

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Criterion of the Month - October 2018 

Future Readiness and Productivity relationship in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking  

The second edition of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking  (WDCR)assesses the capacity of 63 economies to adapt and explore digital technologies. In this edition of the Criterion of the Month we will explore what is the correlation between the Future Readiness factor and indicators of productivity.

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Criterion of the Month - July 2018

IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook: The 30th Edition 

Every year in May there is a lot of work and a tremendous effort to cope with deadlines, meticulous reporting and checking of the data. There is also excitement about the upcoming results. This year, the enthusiasm and anticipation are even higher because this year the Center will launch the 30th edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook! 

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Criterion of the Month - May 2018