Cato to Release Ninth Annual Ranking of Economic Freedom

Study finds economic freedom 50 times more effective than democracy in preventing wars

Press Conference
September 8, 2005 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

WASHINGTON -- The Cato Institute, in conjunction with the Fraser Institute of Canada and more than 50 think tanks around the world, announces the upcoming release of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2005 Annual Report. The report provides a ranking of 127 nations according to the degree of their economic freedom.

The report will be unveiled at a press conference at the Cato Institute at 9.30 a.m. on September 8th, at which the authors of the report, James Gwartney of Florida State University and Robert Lawson of Capital University, will discuss their findings and announce the rankings.