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Fred McMahaon 2 Final Asia Kl (1)

Fred McMahaon 2 Final Asia Kl (1)

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Fred McMahonVice-President International ResearchThe Fraser Institute
Economic Freedom of the World:
2011 Annual Report:Part 2
Presentation for the Conference
“Competition: Engine for Prosperity”
10-13 October 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Economic Freedom of theWorld Project
Objective: find a way to measureeconomic freedom and explore theconnection between it and othervariables
25 year project
Led by the late Milton Friedman andRose Friedman, and Michael Walker
Involved 60 of the world’s top scholars,
including three Nobel Laureates
What is the EconomicFreedom of the World Index?
An annual compilation of data representing factorswhich make a country economically free
Authors: James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, and JoshuaHall
A compendium of 42 government policies affectingeconomic freedom based on objective data orindependent surveys
A ranking of 141 countries representing 95% of the
world’s population according to the extent to which they
permit their citizens to be economically free
Now a collaboration of Institutes in 85 nations andterritories

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