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USA: Investment freedom index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the USA from 1995 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 71.82 points with a minumum of 70 points in 1995 and a maximum of 80 points in 2007.
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. Investment freedom rankings around the world. Create and download charts for USA Investment freedom and other indicators with the country comparator.
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.