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Map of The Month
2007
International Property Rights
Index Ranking by Quartile

The 2007 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is the first 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). The current study analyzes data for seventy countries around the globe, representing ninety-five percent of world GDP. Of great importance, the 2007 gauge incorporates data of PR protection from various sources, often directly obtained from expert surveys within the evaluated countries.


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Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute of Liberty and Democracy (Lima, Peru) states that, "throughout the developing and post-Soviet world, most people still do not have access to the legal property system and are forced to operate outside the law in what we at the ILD call the “extralegal economy” in his foreward to the 2007 IPRI.  (To read Mr. De Soto's opening, click here). 


About IPRI:
    http://internationalpropertyrightsindex.org/index.php?content=about




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