International
Property Rights
Index 2021

A Letter From

Hernando de Soto

After more than twenty months of the pandemic ravaging economies and families, there is still suffering but hope in restoring the world. Property rights, both physical and intellectual are the keys to rebounding from anguish to prosperity. For this reason, I congratulate Dr. Sary Levy-Carciente, 2021 Hernando de Soto fellow, and Lorenzo Montanari, the Property Rights Alliance Executive Director

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IPRI’s 2021 sample set represents 129 countries, 94% of the world population and 98% of the World GDP.

The Average Per Capita Income disparity between IPRI’s top quintile and bottom quintile countries is 19x.

The USA is leading the world in terms of protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

IPRI’s 2021 sample set represents 129 countries, 94% of the world population and 98% of the World GDP.

The Average Per Capita Income disparity between IPRI’s top quintile and bottom quintile countries is 19x.

The USA is leading the world in terms of protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

Correlations with the International Property Rights Index reveal crucial relationships between property rights and thriving societies.

The IPRI correlated strongest at .929 with the Global Biotech Innovation Index. Intellectual Property Rights are crucial in developing the next generation of medicines.

The IPRI shows an outstanding correlation at .924 with the Global Competitiveness Index. Property RIghts remain crucial elements for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to boost economic competition among countries.

Property Rights are playing a crucial role in fighting corruption. The IPRI reveals the strongest correlation with the Corruption Perception Index at .935.

The IPRI correlated strongest at .929 with the Global Biotech Innovation Index. Intellectual Property Rights are crucial in developing the next generation of medicines.

The IPRI shows an outstanding correlation at .924 with the Global Competitiveness Index. Property RIghts remain crucial elements for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to boost economic competition among countries.

Property Rights are playing a crucial role in fighting corruption. The IPRI reveals the strongest correlation with the Corruption Perception Index at .935.