Competitiveness Indices and Developing Countries: An Economic Evaluation of the Global Competitiveness Report.
Developing countries' policy makers worry about national competitiveness and closely watch indices ranking international competitive performance. This paper analyzes, from a development economics perspective, if competitiveness is a legitimate concern, and if the leading indices deserve the attention they get. It assesses the best-known index, The Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, and finds deficiencies at several levels. Its definitions are too broad, the approach bi...Expand abstract
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