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The anamorphisis proposed by the Cité de l'économie
will show you the world in a way you may have never seen it.

Select the indicator of your choice at the top left of the screen
and then click on the 'Run the animation' button.

The surface of each country on the map then becomes proportional to the chosen indicator.
Thus, two countries that have the same value for this indicator
will have the same surface after transformation.

For some indicators, you can follow the evolution of the map over time by clicking the ► button that appears at the bottom left of the map.

The indicator currently selected is:
"Number of papers in scientific and technical journals per million inhabitants, 1990-2011"

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This indicator measures the number of articles published in scientific and technical journals per million inhabitants.
Taking account of their population, European countries are those that publish the most scientific articles: in 2011, out of the first ten countries in the global ranking, seven were European, with European countries occupying the first five positions. Thus, Switzerland was in first position, followed by the countries of Northern Europe and the Netherlands.
The United States and Israel dropped back by ten and eleven places respectively; they were ranked first and sixth in 1990.
Asian countries such as China, South Korea and Singapore, which experienced strong growth over the period, saw their productivity in terms of the publication of articles increase more than tenfold.
When population size is taken into account, the countries of Europe are among the most productive in terms of articles published in scientific journals.   Find out more
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