Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Road to Character

The Legatum Institute will host best-selling author and 'New York Times' columnist, David Brooks, for a discussion to celebrate his new book, 'The Road to Character'.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Age of Plunder: How We Traded Africa

As part of the Legatum Institute's History of Capitalism series, Bronwen Everill, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King's College London, discussed Atlantic commercial enterprise and the Royal African Company.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Information War in the 21st Century

The Legatum Institute will host a panel discussion to launch its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, headed by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum. The project explores the new challenges of the information age.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

2015 Africa Prosperity Summit: Promoting Wealth and Wellbeing

GDP growth across the continent has fed an “Africa Rising” narrative. But many Africans have failed to benefit from the current economic boom. The Legatum Institute, with the support of the Ford Foundation, will host a conference in Tanzania with experts from academia, civil society, business and politics to discuss how to promote true prosperity.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

How Churchill Learnt to Love the Free Market

As part of the Legatum Institute's History of Capitalism series, Andrew Roberts, winner of the Wolfson Prize, will discuss the development of Churchill’s support of free markets through his political career, and why this was of great importance in his decision-making and party allegiances.

Our Programmes

Sian Hansen, Executive Director

Who We Are

Sian Hansen, Executive Director

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. We do this by researching our core themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy

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Nathan Gamester, Programme Director

Prosperity Index

Nathan Gamester, Programme Director

The Legatum Institute's signature annual publication is the Prosperity Index, a unique global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing

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Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

Transitions Forum

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

A series of projects, led by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev, dedicated to the study of radical political and economic change

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Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow

Vision of Capitalism

Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow

This programme will deliver an agenda to Britain's next government for restoring faith in the free market. It will convene leaders of the Anglosphere, whose shared heritage of common law and parliamentary...

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Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

The Culture of Prosperity

Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

Examining the historic and cultural roots of prosperity to better understand the role of culture in our lives today

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Our Latest Reports

  • An Introduction to the History of Capitalism 600-1900 AD

    Thursday, 23 April 2015

    The Legatum Institute is pleased to publish a collection of essays based on the first year of its 'History of Capitalism' course. With an introduction by Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser, the...

  • India 2015: Towards Economic Transformation

    Thursday, 16 April 2015

    Rajiv Kumar of the Pahle India Foundation is the author of a new Transitions Forum paper which examines whether India's developing democracy can achieve rapid economic reform.

  • Libya: Whose Land Is It?

    Thursday, 16 April 2015

    Mary Fitzgerald and Tarek Megerisi are the authors of a new Transitions Forum paper that looks at Libya’s transition through the question of property rights.

  • Building Coalitions for Reform in Brazil

    Thursday, 26 February 2015

    In the latest 'Transitions Lecture Series' paper, author Marcus Melo, Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuc, examines how reform was pursued in...

  • Why Do Societies Prosper? 2014 Charles Street Symposium Essays

    Friday, 5 December 2014

    As part of the 2014 Charles Street Symposium, an annual forum for the world’s leading young researchers, participants submitted a collection of essays addressing the question of 'Why do societies...

  • Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda

    Monday, 17 November 2014

    The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum is pleased to publish 'Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda', a case study that explores some of the media reforms made by Rwanda’s...

Prosperity videos

What Does Prosperity Mean to You?

In the lead up to the launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™, we asked some well-known (and some less well-known) faces to come up with a definition of prosperity in less than 2 minutes