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Question: World Bank Data

  • 1.  Question: World Bank Data

    Posted 09-12-2019 13:05
    For my PhD thesis, I need the Ease of Doing Business "scores" from the year 2000. In the World Bank report, the scores are only available from 2015. Since the country rankings are assigned based on the scores, I believe scores must be available somewhere.
    Any suggestions on where to find the scores?
    Thank you in advance!

    Rozita Ghaffari-Fard
    PhD Candidate (ABD), Adjunct Professor
    Southern New Hampshire University

  • 2.  RE: Question: World Bank Data

    Posted 09-13-2019 10:54
    Hi Rozita,
    I can think of two possibilities.
    1. At least some of the Doing Business variables are included in the World Development Indicators databank.

    2, The Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World index uses many of the doing business indicators in its construction. They may their data publicly available here.

    Hope this helps!


    Daniel Bennett
    Research Professor
    Baylor University
    Richardson TX