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The "Doing Business North America" (DBNA) project will provide objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 115 cities in 92 states, provinces and federal districts which comprise the sub-national units of Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Modeled upon the methodology of the World Bank’s "Doing Business" report, the center’s "Doing Business North America" report will measure the regulations that apply to domestic small and medium-size companies throughout their life cycle.
By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across North America, Doing Business North America will offer measurable benchmarks for reform that encourage states and provinces to pursue regulatory frameworks that ease the cost of doing business.
Visit DoingBusinessNorthAmerica.org for more information.
Simeon Djankov, a Bulgarian national, was recently appointed to lead the Development Economics group as director, Development Policy in DEC. Prior to this he was senior director in the Office of the Chief Economist (DECCE); executive director, Financial Markets Group, at the London School of Economics; and he also served as deputy prime minister and minister of finance, Republic of Bulgaria for 2009 to 2013; and as chairman of the board, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2013-2014. Early in his career, he joined the World Bank Group as a young professional in 1997 and held other positions including founding the Doing Business project. Djankov holds an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.