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Jan 14

2014 Index of Economic Freedom: Promoting Economic Opportunity and Prosperity

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Index of Economic Freedom (www.heritage.org/index). For the past two decades, the Index, a joint publication of The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, has tracked the progress of economic freedom around the globe. This year’s edition covers 186 economies. 

The 2014 Index, like its predecessors, provides ample evidence of dynamic gains from greater economic freedom, both for individuals and for societies. With global economic recovery far from certain, the imperative to advance economic freedom and revitalize entrepreneurial growth is stronger than ever. 

This year, the United States continued to lose ground to its competitors in the global race to advance economic freedom and prosperity. The U.S. score has declined almost 6 points since 2007, placing the U.S. among those countries considered to be only “mostly free.” 

Join us for a look back at the two decades of measuring economic freedom and see recommendations for how best to regain America’s lost economic freedom.

More About the Speakers

Keynote remarks by
The Honorable Rand Paul (R-KY)
Member, United States Senate

Introduced by
The Honorable Jim DeMint
President, The Heritage Foundation

Followed by a panel discussion with
Derrick Morgan
Vice-President, Domestic and Economic Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Steve Moore
Editorial Board Member and Senior Economics Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Bryan Riley
Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst in Trade Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.

Distinguished Fellow Read More