A global effort has been devoted to reducing world poverty. Some claim poverty can be best combated by foreign aid. Others point to the importance of domestic policies, such as those that support or weaken economic freedom. We at Cato believe that there is a strong positive relationship between economic freedom and poverty reduction and call for more research in this area.

More on Poverty

Commentary

Gujarat Tribals Turn Bamboo Plantation Owners

By Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar. Times of India. January 24, 2016.

A Bounty of Good News

By Richard W. Rahn. Washington Times. November 23, 2015.

Food and Witches to Burn

By Patrick J. Michaels. The Hill (Online). October 29, 2015.

Cato Studies

Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness, and Holes in the Safety Net

By Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 42. January 6, 2016.

The Pros and Cons of a Guaranteed National Income

By Michael D. Tanner. Policy Analysis No. 773. May 12, 2015.

War on Poverty Turns 50: Are We Winning Yet?

By Michael D. Tanner and Charles Hughes. Policy Analysis No. 761. October 20, 2014.

Public Filings

Hearing on Poverty and Health

By Michael F. Cannon. Testimony. September 13, 2011.

Rising Food Prices: Budget Challenges

By Steve H. Hanke. Testimony. July 30, 2008.

Cato Reviews & Journals

A New Growth Agenda

Brink Lindsey. Policy Report. November/December 2015.

The Impact of Economic Inequality on Economic Freedom

Ryan Murphy. Cato Journal. Winter 2015.

If Everything Is Getting Better, Why Are People So Pessimistic?

Policy Report. January/February 2015.

Events

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

Featuring William Easterly and Ian Vásquez. May 6, 2014. Book Forum.

The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

Featuring Dalibor Rohac and Brink Lindsey. February 24, 2014. Book Forum.

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

Featuring Ian Vásquez. December 3, 2013. Book Forum.