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USA: Investment freedom index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the USA from 1995 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 73 points with a minumum of 70 points in 1995 and a maximum of 85 points in 2018. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.