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Apr 23

Macedonia Rising: Getting Economic Freedom Right in Trying Times

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Easing labor regulations! Reducing start up costs for new businesses! Cutting taxes and tariffs! It’s not the recipe coming out of Washington these days, but for one small state in southeastern Europe, it’s delivering big rewards. Over the past several years Macedonia has made remarkable strides in advancing economic freedom. In 2010, Macedonia posted the 4th largest gain in economic freedom of the 179 countries ranked in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom.

What is driving Macedonia’s advance? How are leading Macedonian policymakers fostering economic freedom and creating a business environment which attracts investment? Why is Macedonian advancing in the right direction while so many countries are back sliding in economic freedom? Economic freedom is the proven path to faster growth and increased prosperity. Join us for a discussion of the policy reforms driving remarkable progress in the Balkans.

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The Honorable Zoran Stavreski
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,
Republic of Macedonia

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Ambassador Terry Miller Ambassador Terry Miller

Director, Center for Data Analysis and the Center for Trade and Economics and Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom Read More