The annual Index of Economic Freedom is a detailed, country-by-country analysis of the economies of 167 nations. For each country, it includes often hard-to-obtain 2000 data on taxes, foreign investment codes, tariffs, banking regulations, monetary policy, and more. The Index ranks economies according to how free they are. A country`s score on the annual Index is a measure of its overall economic health and its prospects for growth. Now in it`s seventh year, the Index of Economic Freedom is an indispensable handbook for anyone who invests or does business abroad. A must for every corporate and university library.