Index of Economic Freedom,
2009 - (The Heritage Foundation; The Wall Street
2009 Index of Economic Freedom. The
Heritage Foundation. The Wall Street Journal.
Note: Data downloaded from:
on March 31, 2009
This index of economic freedom from the
Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal places
China behind India, but ahead of Russia. Not everyone might agree
with these rankings. For instance, it is somewhat surprising that Pakistan's, Tanzania's
or Kenya's economic freedom are ranked higher than China's or
India's. Both China and India are ranked much lower in economic
freedom than typical European countries (in blue color) and, of course, the United
States of America.
Comment: It is
interesting to compare the index of economic freedom from different
sources, such as the Fraser Institute and the Heritage Foundation.