Economic Freedom of the World measures the degree to which the policies and institutions of countries are supportive of economic freedom. The annual report is published in conjunction with the Economic Freedom Network, a group of independent research and educational institutes in over 70 nations. The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies is the Israel partner in the network, collecting and calculating Israel's level of economic freedom.
The 2016 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is the second international comparative study that measures the significance of both physical and intellectual property rights and their protection for economic well-being. In order to incorporate and grasp the important aspects related to property rights protection, the Index focuses on three areas: Legal and Political Environment (LP), Physical Property Rights (PPR), and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Robert M. Sauer
This study, published by the Stockholm Network, explores the economies of several non-European Union countries. Focusing on their economic freedom and market-oriented reforms, JIMS looked at the prospects and challenges of the Israeli economy for the report.
Misdirected economic policies exacerbated the economic woes in Egypt and became one of the reasons hundreds of thousands of poor people took to the streets. In 2007, European Union energy ministers adopted an ambitious plan to ensure that by 2020, 10% of transportation fuel would be biofuels. This goal was reaffirmed in 2009. Artificially encouraging a reliance on biofuels has caused and will cause food prices to rise, adversely affecting mainly the world’s poor.
“Market Failures, Government Failures or Logical Failures” examines several sectors that recently made headlines and finds that politicians and journalists tend to blame the market in order to justify more government intervention. The paper rec ommends reducing the burden of bureaucracy and allowing markets to work for the benefit of the citizens of Israel.