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Competitiveness Indices and Developing Countries: An Economic Evaluation of the Global Competitiveness Report.

Abstract:

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...

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Journal:
World Development
Volume:
29
Publication date:
2001-01-01
ISSN:
0305-750X
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:ab657ce1-962f-4edc-a977-89b692c4bc6a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12900
Deposit date:
2011-08-15

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