Index of Economic Freedom

A measure of 183 countries against a list of 50 independent variables divided into 10 broad factors of economic freedom (the higher the score on a factor, the greater the level of government interference in the economy and the less economic freedom the country enjoys).  This site provides online access to the most recent Index of Economic Freedom World Rankings (including the top ten countries, Economic Freedom Component Scores, Macro-economic data (for all countries). Chapters from the 2006 through to the most recent Index of Economic Freedom can also be downloaded.


Spatial Coverage: 
Time Period: 

1995 - present day


The site contains links to the scores downloadable by country and region in Excel format; downloadable charts and maps and PDF chapters from the publication.

Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.