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Mar 04

Bulgaria Rising: Getting Economic Freedom Right in Trying Times

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Slashing tax rates! Cutting government spending! Removing barriers to investment! Promoting entrepreneurship! Washington policymakers are just rediscovering this proven recipe for economic success, but for one country in southeastern Europe, it’s already delivering big rewards. Bulgaria has done much to advance economic freedom over the past 13 years. Since 1998 Bulgaria’s Economic Freedom score has increased by an impressive 42%. And in 2011, Bulgaria posted the largest gain in economic freedom of 43 countries in the European Region as ranked in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom.

What is driving Bulgaria’s advance? How are leading Bulgarian policymakers fostering economic freedom and creating a business environment which attracts investment? Why is Bulgaria 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 Southeast Europe.

More About the Speakers

His Excellency Simeon Djankov
Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Finance, Republic of Bulgaria

Introduction by
Her Excellency Elena Potodorova
Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States  

Hosted By

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