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The Global Competitiveness Report 2009–2010
is published by the WorldEconomic Forum within the framework of theGlobal Competitiveness Network.
Professor Klaus Schwab
Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Chief Advisor of the Global CompetitivenessNetwork
Chief Business Officer
GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS NETWORK
Director, Senior Economist,Head of Global Competitiveness Network
Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz,
Director, Senior Economist
Associate Director,Economist, Global Leadership Fellow
Eva Trujillo Herrera,
CoordinatorWe thank Hope Steele for her superb editingwork and Neil Weinberg for his excellentgraphic design and layout. We are grateful toJoelle Latina for her invaluable researchassistance.The terms
as used in thisreport do not in all cases refer to a territorialentity that is a state as understood by inter-national law and practice. The terms coverwell-defined, geographically self-containedeconomic areas that may not be states butfor which statistical data are maintained ona separate and independent basis.
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