Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present
Global Competitiveness, Economic Freedom and Human Development: 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 economic freedom and competitiveness indexes corroborate each other there are some interesting differences with respect to the association between competitiveness and human development in developing countries.