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The CATO team of researchers, led by Dr. James Gwartney (Florida State University), Dr. Robert Lawson (Southern Methodist University), and Dr. Joshua Hall (Beloit College), measure a degree of economic freedom with respect to five areas of economic activity: size of government, rule of law, monetary system, international openness, and government regulation.

Hong Kong still remains the freest economy of the world, followed by Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Chile, Australia, Canada, Chile, the U.K, Mauritius, and the U.S. This is basically the top 10 of the Economic Freedom of the World report.

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