Seeing that countries vary wildly in how much they contribute to the EU, and vary somewhat in g in Europe, it seems worth checking if it there was a correlation.

The EU reports every year how much every EU member contributed (positive or negative). The latest numbers are from 2012, which can be found here (danish): http://www.eu-oplysningen.dk/spsv/off/alle/117_90/

Input data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoYWmgpqFzdsdHFLRnZza0JJQ01QVzQ3YVdiVlpzc2c&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Countries EU net benefit LV2012 IQs Former communist
Austria -0.35 99 0
Belgium -0.39 99.3 0
Bulgaria 3.43 93.3 1
Cyprus -0.15 91.8 0
Czech Republic 2.14 98.9 1
Denmark -0.45 97.2 0
Estonia 4.84 99.7 1
Finland -0.34 100.9 0
France -0.4 98.1 0
Germany -0.44 98.8 0
Great Britain -0.39 99.1 0
Greece 2.33 93.2 0
Hungary 3.59 98.1 1
Ireland 0.5 94.9 0
Italy -0.33 96.1 0
Latvia 4.29 95.9 1
Lithuania 4.82 94.3 1
Malta 1.14 95.3 0
Netherlands -0.39 100.4 0
Poland 3.3 96.1 1
Portugal 3.12 94.4 0
Romania 1.56 91 1
Slovakia 2.28 98 1
Slovenia 1.64 97.6 1
Spain 0.39 96.6 0
Sweden -0.46 98.6 0

SPSS:

There is a correlation of -.3, but its not significant in MR. The effect of east block is, however, very large.

The correlation of -.3 is reduced due to restriction of range. However, it seems that no one has actually calculated the entire global deviation for IQ, so I cant use formulas to correct for restriction. (see here: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/salkind2study/articles/10Article01.pdf)

Basically, what correcting for restriction wud give us, is the correlation between LV’s national IQ’s and EU net contribution IF every country in the world was in the EU.