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The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:10

The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance through its Global Competitiveness Report and report series, aims to mirror the business operating environment and competitiveness of over 140 economies worldwide. The report series identify advantages as well as impediments to national growth thereby offering a unique benchmarking tool to the public and private sectors as well as academia and civil society.The Centre works with a network of Partner Institutes as well as leading academics worldwide to ensure the latest thinking and research on global competitiveness are incorporated into its reports.

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Diminishing electoral dividend for the political dynasties PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:41

Do political dynasties really matter in India's electoral lanscape? Dynasties may exist in politics, but democracy has the power to equalise the dynasts. The diminishing power of the political families in India bear testimony to the deep roots democracy has struck in the country, writes Barun Mitra.

Any discussion on dynastic politics in drawing rooms or in the media, usually degenerates in to a slanging match. One side tries to wrap itself in a democratic halo, and who see political dynasties as anathema in democratic polity. The other side aggressively argues that after all the dynasts do have to get democratically elected too and therefore legitimate.

Hardly any political party is immune from their own dynasties, small or big. The list of candidates related to political families in the 2014 election is a long one indeed.

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Longer than ever: a patient's wait for health care in Canada PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 January 2012 11:11

By Bacchus Barua and Mark Rovere

The Fraser Institute's 21st annual waiting list survey finds that the total waiting time between referring to a general practitioner to a delivery of medically necessary elective treatment by a specialist has risen from 18.2 weeks in 2010 to 19 weeks in 2011. At 104 percent longer than 1993, this is the longest wait time recorded since the Fraser Institute began measuring wait times in Canada. Moreover, when compared to Australia, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 'Canada ranks last next-to-last on almost all measures of timeliness of care.'

 
"Competition – Engine for Prosperity“ The 2011 Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN) conference PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2011 14:20

 

Impressions from the EFN 2011 conference themed "Competition - Engine for Prosperity". Kuala Lumpur, 10 - 13 October 2011

 

"Competition – Engine for Prosperity“ , this was the title of  this year’s Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN) conference. The conference took place in Kuala Lumpur from 10th to 13th October 2011. The Economic Freedom Network Asia is a network of research institutes, practitioners, influential think-tanks, and individuals with an object of promoting the benefits of the market economy, civil society and individual liberty, which enhance human development and economic growth in Asia.

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2014 St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:20

Message from organiser:

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Once more, we have been able to compose a roster of reputed speakers for the 2014 St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF, which will take place in St.Gallen (Switzerland) on 15 and 16 May 2014: No less than six presidents of national competition authorities (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland) will share their experiences with you. Other speakers will be judges from national and European high courts, acclaimed legal and economics scholars from Europe and North America, practicing lawyers and public officials from several jurisdictions as well as experienced in-house counsel. We shall look forward to meeting you in the unique St.Gallen atmosphere!

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