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Nov 17

U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2004 Report

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan of the Pacific Research Institute, with the assistance of economists Ying Huang and Robert E. McCormick of Clemson University, has created a U.S. Economic Freedom Index.  Published in association with Forbes, the Index is an important tool, not only for policymakers, but also for those seeking an improved understanding of the link between economic freedom and financial prosperity.  Using data from more than 100 policy variables, this indispensable report examines five types of government intervention - fiscal, regulatory, judicial, size of government, and welfare - to rank America's 50 states on their level of economic freedom.  Which States are soaring?  Which States are sliding?  Our distinguished panelists will tell you.

More About the Speakers

Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan
Project Director,
U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2004 Report
Director, Business and Economic Studies,
Pacific Research Institute

Dr. Robert McCormick
Co-author,
U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2004 Report
Professor, John Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University

William Beach
Director, Center for Data Analysis,
The Heritage Foundation

Chris Atkins
Advisor, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council,
and Staff Attorney, The Tax Foundation

Daniel Clifton
Chief Economist and Federal Affairs Manager, Americans for Tax Reform

Moderated by:

Darren Gersh
Washington Bureau Chief, Nightly Business Report