The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 06, 2014 08:15 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Economic Freedom of the World Report on Tuesday, Oct. 7

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 6, 2014) - The Fraser Institute will release its Economic Freedom of the World 2014 Annual Report on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The report compares the level of economic freedom in 151 countries (and Hong Kong) based on size of government, taxation, rule of law, property rights, regulation and other factors.

"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.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at www.fraserinstitute.org and www.freetheworld.com.
Fred McMahon will be in Toronto and available to media on Oct. 7.

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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 think-tanks in 87 countries. 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

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts: Fred McMahon
    (available for embargoed interviews on Oct. 6 only)
    Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom,
    Fraser Institute
    Office: (416) 363-6575 ext. 226 or Cell: (416) 727-7138
    fred.mcmahon@fraserinstitute.org

    Michael Walker
    Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
    (604) 833-7096
    michael.walker@fraserinstitute.org

    For further information, contact:
    Mark Hasiuk
    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (604) 688-0221 ext. 517
    mark.hasiuk@fraserinstitute.org
    @FraserInstitute