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

On May 23rd, the IMD World Competitiveness Center launched the 30th edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook!
The return of the USA to the first position, 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.” Let me explain.

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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


Gender Parity: Key Trends in Women Empowerment

To celebrate the many accomplishments by women and acknowledge the on-going efforts for gender parity, this issue of the Criterion of the Month explores the evolution of three key areas of women participation and decision-making in the last decade. 

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Criterion of the Month - March 2018 

The German election & sentiments on migration  

Mrs. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, has led her country in successful economic performance since she took office in 2005. The traditional wisdom among political analysts is that growing economies are the best defense to nativist rhetoric. Yet, this does not seem to be the case in Germany. 

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Criterion of the Month - January 2018

What makes countries happier? 

Research on what affects the levels of happiness of an individual, organization or country has been growing across different academic fields because of its importance to managers, business leaders and policy makers alike. 

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Criterion of the Month - April 2018


Gender Inequality and R&D: Do competitive economies employ the highest share of women researchers? 

For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the IMD World Competitiveness Center will explore the relationship between economies that exhibit high competitiveness and the number of women researchers. 

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Criterion of the Month - February 2018

Is the flow of skilled labor related to the agility of an economy?  

Reflecting on the popular topics for 2017, two themes stand out among those which captured the interest of researchers and commentators. First, the extent to which economies successfully address the future loss of employment due to the introduction of new technologies; and second, the benefits associated with the general concept of globalization.

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Criterion of the Month - December 2017