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Friday, May 03, 2013

Generating the Wealth of Nations 6: Financial Freedom and Growth

A recent comment suggested that countries scoring higher on the Heritage Foundation's Index of Financial Freedom will exhibit faster rates of growth in real GDP per capita.  Here's the chart, with a regression line:

(Click to enlarge.)

The relationship is not statistically significent, for what that's worth.  Incidentally, the relationship between the Index of Investment Freedom and growth is all but identical.


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