- 18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
- N = 100000
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Regulatory Quality; economic freedom
- Our Classification
- Source: World Bank 2005 (Kaufmann).
- Range: -2,5, +2,5
- Incidence of market-unfriendly policies, such as price controls, inadequate bank supervision and excessive regulation in areas such as foreign trade and business development. Scores based on cross-country perceptions of enterprise, citizens and experts. Data from 37 sources, constructed by 31 organizations.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by regulatory quality: r = -.54, meaning that more requlatory quality goes with less inequality in happiness.