The Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity was established to promote a better understanding around the world of the benefits of market-liberal policy solutions to combat some of the most pressing problems faced by developing nations. In particular, the Center seeks to advance policies that protect human rights, extend the range of personal choice, and support the central role of economic freedom in ending world poverty. Scholars in the Center address a range of economic development issues including economic growth, international financial crises, the informal economy, policy reform, the effectiveness of official aid agencies, public pension privatization, the transition from socialism to the market, and globalization .
Every year, the Center works with the Fraser Institute in Canada and more than 70 think tanks around the world to produce the Economic Freedom of the World report, which seeks to measure the consistency of the institutions and policies of various countries with voluntary exchange and the other dimensions of economic freedom.
- Anne Applebaum, columnist, Washington Post
- Gurcharan Das, former CEO, Procter & Gamble, India
- Arnold Harberger, professor of economics, University of California at Los Angeles
- Fred Hu, chief economist, Goldman Sachs, Asia
- Deepak Lal, professor of international development studies, University of California at Los Angeles
- José Piñera, former minister of labor and social security, Chile