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Economic Freedom of the World 2005 Annual Report

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Complete Publication - 2005 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2005 Annual Report (1.96 MB)
Complete Publication

The report is also available as several smaller documents:

Executive Summary

Executive Summary (255 KB)
About the Authors
About the Participating Institutes
Other Measures Related to Economic Freedom

Chapter 1

Chapter 1: (640 KB)
Economic Freedom of the World, 2003

Chapter 2

Chapter 2: (270 KB)
Economic Freedom and Peace

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: (473 KB)
Country Data Tables - Albania to Kuwait

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: (512 KB)
Country Data Tables - Latvia to Zimbabwe

Appendix 1

Appendix 1: (154 KB)
Explanatory Notes and Data Sources

Appendix 2

Appendix 2: (140 KB)
Selected Publications Using Ratings from Economic Freedom of the World

2005 Dataset

2005 dataset 2005 dataset (Microsoft Excel - 888 KB)

Press Releases and Media Information

International Press Release - Fraser Institute, Sept 8, 2005

Canadian Press Release - Fraser Institute, Sept 8, 2005

Policy Briefing Fraser Institute Policy Briefing: Powerpoint presentation (2 MB)
New Conference Presentation Cato Institute news conference presentation by authors James Gwartney and Robert Lawson (205 KB)



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