Index of Economic Freedom 2004

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This is the bedrock conclusion of the 2004 Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by The Heritage Foundation, Washington's preeminent think tank, and The Wall Street Journal, the world's leading international business daily. This 10th anniversary edition of the Index is a practical reference guide to the world's economies. It includes country-by-country analyses and the most up-to-date data available on foreign investment codes, taxes, tariffs, banking regulations, monetary policy, informal markets, and ...
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Overview

This is the bedrock conclusion of the 2004 Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by The Heritage Foundation, Washington's preeminent think tank, and The Wall Street Journal, the world's leading international business daily. This 10th anniversary edition of the Index is a practical reference guide to the world's economies. It includes country-by-country analyses and the most up-to-date data available on foreign investment codes, taxes, tariffs, banking regulations, monetary policy, informal markets, and more. The Index of Economic Freedom is also available in two other forms: as a CD-ROM and on the Web. Based on years of continuing research and analysis, the internationally acclaimed Index of Economic Freedom remains one of the world's most reliable and authoritative guides to economic growth: an essential resource for anyone who wants to understand why some countries prosper while others still lag behind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891952657
  • Publisher: Heritage Foundation
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: HERITAGE FOUNDATION
  • Edition number: 438
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Executive Summary 1
Chapter 1 Introduction 19
Chapter 2 The Economics of Tax Competition: Harmonization vs. Liberalization 25
Chapter 3 Weighting the Components of the Index of Economic Freedom 39
Chapter 4 The Common Agricultural Policy: How the European Union Distorts Trade With Non-EU Nations 43
Chapter 5 Explaining the Factors of the Index of Economic Freedom 49
Chapter 6 The 2004 Index of Economic Freedom: The Countries 71
Albania 75
Algeria 77
Angola 79
Argentina 81
Armenia 85
Australia 87
Austria 89
Azerbaijan 91
The Bahamas 93
Bahrain 95
Bangladesh 97
Barbados 99
Belarus 101
Belgium 103
Belize 105
Benin 107
Bolivia 109
Bosnia and Herzegovina 111
Botswana 113
Brazil 115
Bulgaria 117
Burkina Faso 119
Burma (Myanmar) 121
Burundi 123
Cambodia 125
Cameroon 127
Canada 129
Cape Verde 131
Central African Republic 133
Chad 135
Chile 137
China, People's Republic of 139
China, Republic of (Taiwan) 143
Colombia 145
Congo, Democratic Republic of (formerly Zaire) 147
Congo, Republic of 149
Costa Rica 151
Croatia 153
Cuba 155
Cyprus 159
Czech Republic 159
Denmark 161
Djibouti 163
Dominican Republic 165
Ecuador 167
Egypt 169
El Salvador 171
Equatorial Guinea 173
Estonia 175
Ethiopia 177
Fiji 179
Finland 181
France 183
Gabon 185
The Gambia 187
Georgia 189
Germany 191
Ghana 193
Greece 195
Guatemala 197
Guinea 199
Guinea-Bissau 201
Guyana 203
Haiti 205
Honduras 207
Hong Kong 211
Hungary 215
Iceland 217
India 219
Indonesia 221
Iran 225
Iraq 229
Ireland 231
Israel 233
Italy 235
Ivory Coast 237
Jamaica 239
Japan 241
Jordan 245
Kazakhstan 247
Kenya 249
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North Korea) 251
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) 253
Kuwait 255
Kyrgyz Republic 257
Laos 259
Latvia 261
Lebanon 263
Lesotho 265
Libya 267
Lithuania 269
Luxembourg 271
Macedonia 273
Madagascar 275
Malawi 277
Malaysia 279
Mali 281
Malta 283
Mauritania 285
Mauritius 287
Mexico 289
Moldova 291
Mongolia 293
Morocco 295
Mozambique 297
Namibia 301
Nepal 303
The Netherlands 305
New Zealand 307
Nicaragua 309
Niger 311
Nigeria 313
Norway 315
Oman 317
Pakistan 321
Panama 323
Paraguay 325
Peru 327
The Philippines 329
Poland 331
Portugal 333
Qatar 335
Romania 337
Russia 339
Rwanda 343
Saudi Arabia 345
Senegal 349
Serbia and Montenegro 351
Sierra Leone 353
Singapore 355
Slovak Republic 357
Slovenia 359
South Africa 361
Spain 363
Sri Lanka 365
Sudan 367
Suriname 369
Swaziland 371
Sweden 373
Switzerland 375
Syria 377
Tajikistan 379
Tanzania 381
Thailand 383
Togo 385
Trinidad and Tobago 387
Tunisia 389
Turkey 391
Turkmenistan 393
Uganda 395
Ukraine 397
United Arab Emirates 399
United Kingdom 401
United States 403
Uruguay 407
Uzbekistan 409
Venezuela 411
Vietnam 413
Yemen 415
Zambia 417
Zimbabwe 419
Appendix 421
Major Works Cited 423
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