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Johan Norberg is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and a writer who focuses on globalization, entrepreneurship, and individual liberty. Norberg is the author and editor of several books exploring liberal themes, including his newest book, Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Homeownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis. His book In Defense of Global Capitalism, originally published in Swedish in 2001, has since been published in over twenty different countries. He is also the author of När människan skapade världen, 2006 (When Mankind Created the World), the coauthor of Ett annat Sverige är möjligt, 2006 (Another Sweden is Possible) and Global rättvisa är möjlig, 2001 (Global Justice Is Possible), and the coeditor of Frihetens klassiker, 2003 (The Classics of Freedom), all of which are available only in Swedish at this time. His personal website is

Norberg’s articles and opinion pieces appear regularly in both Swedish and international newspapers, and he is a regular commentator and contributor on television and radio around the world discussing globalization and free trade. Prior to joining Cato, Norberg was head of political ideas at Timbro, a Swedish free-market think tank, from 2003 to 2005. He then served as a senior fellow for the Brussels-based Centre for a New Europe during 2006. Norberg received his master’s degree from Stockholm University in the history of ideas.

More from Johan Norberg


Blog Posts

On Happiness

December 1, 2010.

If You Want To Be Loved, Try Being a Swede

September 17, 2007.

Cato Studies

The Klein Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Polemics

Briefing Paper No. 102. May 14, 2008.


GDP and its Enemies: the Questionable Search for a Happiness Index

Centre for European Studies: Policy Brief. September 2010.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Entrepreneurs Are the Heroes of the World

Cato's Letter. Winter 2007.


India Awakes

August 14, 2015. Policy Forum.

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2015

April 10, 2015. City Seminar.

Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives

October 16, 2013. Policy Forum.