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It matters how competitive your country is. Here are three reasons ....

Written by Xavier Sala-i-Martin Professor of Economics, Columbia University.

It happens every year: as the World Economic Forum publishes its annual Global Competitiveness Report, national media around the world headline their reports with their own country’s ranking, congratulating or criticising the government accordingly.

But this isn’t a football league table, where one team’s win is another’s loss: it is possible for a country to go down in the ranking even if it improves its competitiveness. If that seems counter-intuitive, it’s because the word “competitiveness” can be misleading. It implies competition in the sporting sense, with countries pitted against each other in a zero-sum game – and that’s not...
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Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017

Introducing The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17.

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Informe SiM: "Alguns bancs espanyols patiran aquest any&....

Per Xavier Sala i Martín, el risc més gran per a l'economia mundial aquest any, a més dels geoestratègics, és la previsible pujada del preu...
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CNN Log out: Impuestos a los Robots?

El profesor Xavier Sala-i Martín ofrece en su Log-out en la CNN una breve opinión del porqué los robots deberían pagar impuestos, que ha sido...
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Sala i Martín: ‘Fins al dia de la independència, David Fernàndez ....

Entrevista al catedràtic d'Economia de la Universitat de Columbia: 'Alguns voldrien fer una constitució com una camisa de força per instaurar...
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