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The Global Competitiveness Report 2010–2011
is published by the WorldEconomic Forum within the framework ofthe Centre for Global Competitiveness andPerformance
Professor Klaus Schwab
Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Chief Advisor of the Centre for GlobalCompetitiveness and Performance
Chief Business Officer
CENTRE FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AND PERFORMANCE
Director, Lead Economist,Head of the Centre for GlobalCompetitiveness and Performance
Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz,
Director, Senior Economist
Eva Trujillo Herrera,
CoordinatorWe thank Hope Steele for her superb editingwork and Neil Weinberg for his excellentgraphic design and layout. We are grateful toMiriam Poretti 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 on aseparate and independent basis.
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