A 'Flawed' Doing Business Report (May 2013)

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In an op-ed appeared on the Wall Street Journal (May 15 2013), Aldo Caliari discusses the Doing Business report and the associated rankings that the World Bank issues year after year. “The conceptual flaw Doing Business suffers from is the illusion that a universal numerical ranking can capture the evolution of variables whose significance for development (and even for businesses themselves) are bound to be quite different country to country, ” he says.