Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Economic and Social Indicators of Global Competitiveness: An Analysis of Country Rankings

Data from the Index of Economic Freedom, World Competitiveness rankings, and United Nations Development Report are examined to determine the relationship among measures of economic competitiveness and the relationship between economic competitiveness and social outcomes. The evidence pertaining to the relationship between economic competitiveness and social outcomes is mixed. While the IEF and WCR indexes corroborate each other there are some interesting differences with respect to the association between HDI and GDI in developed and developing countries.