USA: Investment freedom

(measure: points; source: The Heritage Foundation)

USA: Investment freedom index (0-100)

: For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the USA from 1995 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 72.17 points with a minumum of 70 points in 1995 and a maximum of 80 points in 2007. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Investment Freedom index for the USA from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.

Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.