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Editors: Joshua C. Hall (Beloit College, Beloit, WI, USA), Robert A. Lawson (Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA)
Book Description:
The Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index has annually provided a measure of the consistency of a nation's policies and institutions with economic freedom. With data going back to 1970 and coverage of over 100 countries, the EFW index has become an important tool for scholars studying a wide range of economic and social outcomes around the world. This book highlights contributions made to this literature that were published originally in one of the most important journals in this field, the Journal of Private Enterprise, bringing together a wide variety of studies on the role of economic freedom on economic growth, income equality, political freedom and other social goals. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements

Foreword: The Importance of Economic Freedom
(Edward P. Stringham and Gerald Gunderson)

Introduction and Overview: What Is Economic Freedom?
(Joshua Hall, James Gwartney, and Robert Lawson)

Section 1: Economic Freedom and Growth

1. The Two Freedoms in a Growth Model;pp. 3-21

2. Short Run Macroeconomic Performance and Economic Freedom: Can Economic Growth Rates Be Higher and More Stable?;pp. 23-37
(Lipford, Jody W.)

Section 2: Economic Freedom and Democracy

3. Why Political and Civil Freedom Are Fundamental to Economic Freedom, Reform, and Restructuring;pp. 41-54
(Deese, David A.)

4. Economic Freedom, Democracy and Growth;pp. 55-66
(Ali, Abdiweli M.)

5. The Relationship between Political and Economic Freedom Reconsidered;pp. 67-79
(Thies, Clifford F.)

6. Are We Taking Certain Liberties by Assuming a Relationship Exists between Economic and Political Freedom?;pp. 81-89
(Tures, John A.)

Section 3: Economic Freedom and Other Values

7. Economic Freedom, Globalization and Human Rights: Can We Have It All?;pp. 93-108
(Milner, Wesley T.)

8. Male-Female Life Expectancy and Economic Freedom ;pp. 109-119
(Mixon, J. Wilson, Jr., and Gary H. Roseman)

9. The Impact of Economic Growth, Tax Policy and Economic Freedom on Income Inequality;pp. 121-127
(Clark, J.R., and Robert A. Lawson)

Section 4: Determinants of Economic Freedom

10. You Get What You Vote For: Voter Preferences and Economic Freedom;pp. 131-143
(Crampton, Eric)

11. Patent Rights and Economic Freedom: Friend or Foe?;pp. 145-164
(Park, Walter G.)

12. Does Development Aid Lead to Economic Freedom?;pp. 165-175
(Powell, Benjamin, and Matt E. Ryan)

13. Social Cohesion and Its Relationship to Endogenous Institutional Formation and Economic Growth;pp. 177-192
(Heller, Lauren R.)

Section 5: Economic Freedom: What Do We Know?

14. What Have We Learned from the Economic Freedom of the World Index?;pp. 195-199
(Gwartney, James)

Acknowledgments pp.201-202

Index pp.203-213

   Series:
      Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 2nd quarter
   Pages: 213.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-970-7
   Status: AV
  
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