NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Determinants of National Competitiveness

Mercedes Delgado, Christian Ketels, Michael E. Porter, Scott Stern

NBER Working Paper No. 18249
Issued in July 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors would like to acknowledge invaluable guidance from Antonio Ciccone, and essential data analysis by Rich Bryden. Albert Bravo-Biosca, Aart Kraay and Giuseppe Iarossi offered very helpful suggestions. We are also grateful to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Network team, and the participants in the seminars at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Orkestra, Temple University, BI Norwegian Business School, Tsinghua University, Drexel University, Lehigh University, and MOC faculty workshop for very helpful comments. The authors at various times made compensated presentations at meetings that focused on issues of national competitiveness, using the data and results presented in the enclosed paper. This work was funded in part by the World Economic Forum. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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