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December 2, 2014 - Alberta leads North America in economic freedom, Maritime provinces lag far behind.
- Canadian News Release (PDF)
- U.S. News Release (PDF)

November 19, 2014 - Jordan and the UAE offer highest levels of economic freedom among Arab nations.
- Canadian News Release (PDF)

October 7, 2014 - Hong Kong leads world in economic freedom, ranking well ahead of United States and United Kingdom.
- International News Release (PDF)
- Canadian News Release (PDF)

November 26, 2013 - Bahrain, Jordan and the UAE offer highest levels of economic freedom among Arab nations.
- News Release (PDF)

September 18, 2013 - Hong Kong again leads the globe in economic freedom while the United States languishes in 17th spot.
- International News Release (PDF)
- Canadian News Release (PDF)

January 8, 2013 - New Zealand ranked No. 1 in new comprehensive index of human freedom; U.S. and Denmark tied for seventh.
- Report Index
- International News Release (PDF 271 KB)
- Canadian (English) News Release (PDF 21 KB)
- Canadian (French) News Release (PDF 24 KB)

November 28, 2012 - Alberta leads North America in economic freedom, followed by Delaware and Saskatchewan.
- Report (PDF 2 MB)
- News Release (PDF 220 KB)

November 21, 2012 - Bahrain, UAE tied for most economic freedom in Arab World.
- International News Release (PDF)
- Canadian News Release (PDF)

October 18, 2012 - Fraser Institute establishes the Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom.
- News Release (PDF)

September 18, 2012 - Canada leads North America in economic freedom, tied with Australia for fifth spot globally; U.S. sinks to 18th in international rankings
- International News Release (PDF)
- Canadian News Release (PDF)

November 22, 2011 - With highest levels of economic freedom in North America, Albertans enjoy higher standards of living while Ontario and Quebec lag behind
- Report (PDF 3 MB)
- News Release (PDF 140 KB)

November 22, 2011 - Decreasing levels of economic freedom in many U.S. states hindering recovery from the recession and reducing standards of living
- Report (PDF 3 MB)
- News Release (PDF 147 KB)

November 22, 2011 - Quebec’s low levels of economic freedom mean lower standards of living compared to other provinces
- Report (PDF 3 MB)
- News Release (PDF 177 KB)

October 19, 2011 - Bahrain ranked as most economically free Arab nation; economic freedom key to prosperity and job creation
- Canadian News Release (PDF)

September 20, 2011 - Canada more economically free than the United States but levels of economic freedom decline worldwide
- International News Release (PDF)
- Canadian News Release (PDF)

September 20, 2011 - Speech by Vernon L. Smith at release of 2011 Economic Freedom Annual Report in Hong Kong
- Freedom, Markets and Wealth Creation (PDF)

August 24, 2010 - Ontario's growth slows as levels of economic freedom decline; Alberta has highest level of economic freedom in Canada and third highest in North America
- Report (PDF 2 MB)
- News Release (PDF)

August 24, 2010 - Quebec second to last among provinces for economic freedom, ahead of only Prince Edward Island
- Report (PDF 2 MB)
- News Release (PDF)

August 24, 2010 - New policies will erode American economic freedom; Delaware, Texas home to nation's highest levels of economic freedom; West Virginia maintains lowest
- Report (PDF 2 MB)
- News Release (PDF)

January 29, 2010 - The Economic Freedom of the World project invites submissions of scholarly papers featuring innovative and interesting applications of the Economic Freedom of the World index. Papers may be technical or non-technical but must be well-written and intended for an international audience that includes policy makers and journalists as well as academics.

After an initial editorial review, selected submissions will be refereed by anonymous external reviewers before final acceptance for publication. Chosen papers will be published as one of up to three special chapters in the 2010 Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report. Small stipends will be awarded for accepted papers as well. Small stipends will be awarded for accepted papers as well.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2010.

Authors should submit completed manuscripts to Robert A. Lawson, Auburn University College of Business, Department of Finance, 415 W. Magnolia Ave., Auburn, AL 36849 or by email: rlawson@auburn.edu.

November 15, 2009 - Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2009 Report
Bahrain ranked highest for economic freedom in Arab world, Kuwait and Lebanon tied for second.
- Report and data set

September 14, 2009 - Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report - Hong Kong best for economic freedom followed by Singapore and New Zealand.
- International Press Release
- Canadian Press Release



Sept 16, 2008 - Hong Kong and Singapore rated best for economic freedom, Zimbabwe and Angola rank worst
- International Press Release
- Canadian Press Release - English
- Canadian Press Release - French

The International Research Foundation of Oman in conjunction with Ahmed Al Hooti of Al Jazeera and Canada's Fraser Institute has prepared a series of video stories celebrating entrepreneurship in the Arab world, which are being broadcast on Al Jazeera. The series is ongoing and new stories for nations around the Arab world will be added.


July 9, 2008 - Albertans enjoy highest levels of economic freedom in Canada while rest of nation falls far behind
- report in English
- News Release - French

July 9, 2008 - Residents of Delaware and Texas enjoy highest levels of economic freedom, West Virginians face the lowest
- read the report

July 9, 2008 - Mexico's northern states lead the way in economic freedom and enjoy greater prosperity
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March 7, 2008 - The Fraser Institute is pleased to present The Economic Freedom Map: Charting a Path to Prosperity, a set of six lesson plans designed to accompany the Economic Freedom of the World wall map. Together, the materials can be used to teach students about the principles of economic freedom ant its relation to global prosperity. It is intended for use in high school economics courses, as well as other courses to which economic reasoning may be applied. The lessons are available here: www.fraserinstitute.org/researchandpublications/publications/5185.aspx.

Nov 22, 2007 - Kuwait and Oman rated best for economic freedom among Arab nations during ceremony in Jordan more...

Nov 20, 2007 - 3rd Economic Freedom of the Arab World Awards Ceremony to be held November 22

Sept 4, 2007 - Economic Freedom of the World: 2007 Annual Report - Canada ties with US and UK for fifth place in annual ranking of economic freedom among 141 countries.
- International Press Release
- Canadian Press Release

Dec 11, 2006 - Five Arab nations share economic freedom awards during ceremony in Beirut more...
- News Release

Nov 2, 2006 - Economic freedom and rule of law key to ending Latin America's years of stagnation and poverty
- News Release (English)
- News Release (Spanish)
- News Release (Portugese)
- Communique (English)
- Communique (Spanish)
- Communique (Portugese)

 

 

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