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Economic Freedom of the World 2016 Annual Report

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Complete Publication - 2015 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report
Complete Publication [3.3 MB]

Complete Publication - 2015 Annual Report (A4 version)

Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report (A4 version)
Complete Publication [5.3 MB]

2016 Datasets

2016 dataset 2016 dataset by country [Excel 12.2 MB]
2016 dataset 2016 dataset for researchers [Excel 4.6 MB]

News Releases and Media Information

International News Release

International News Release [PDF]

Canadian News Release

Canadian News Release [PDF]

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