The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

September 17, 2013 09:03 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Economic Freedom of the Wold Annual Report on Wednesday, September 18

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release its Economic Freedom of the World 2013 Annual Report on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The report compares key indicators of economic freedom for 151 countries and territories around the world based on size of government, taxation, rule of law and property rights, and regulation using data from 2011 (most recent year available).

"Research shows that people living in countries with high levels of economic freedom enjoy greater prosperity, more political and civil liberties, and longer life spans," said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom with the Fraser Institute.

"In contrast, countries with reduced levels of economic freedom see lower living standards for families and fewer economic opportunities."

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, September 18.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at www.fraserinstitute.org and www.freetheworld.com.

McMahon will be in Toronto and available for media interviews the day of the release.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org

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