September 25th, 2017

Which Countries Have The Most Economic Complexity?

In 2009, a team at Harvard formalized a measure of economic complexity that compared nations based on the sophistication of their economies. Now known as the Economic Complexity Index (ECI), the exact measurement is complicated, but it essentially uses data on two main things to uncover the underlying level of economic complexity:

1. Economic Diversity
Measures how many different products a country can produce.

2. Economic Ubiquity
Measures how many countries are able to make those products.
In other words: if a country produces only a few goods, that economy is not very complex. Further, if a country produces many different products, but they are all simple ones that can be replicated elsewhere, the economy is still not complex. See full details on the project here.

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Россия на 46 месте: ниже Таиланда, но выше КСА
Ниже Молдовы, Белоруссии, Болгарии, БиГ, Румынии, Хорватии, Грузии, Венгрии, Словении

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