18 Publications found for the year 2013


What Would Hayek Say Today (Really)? 2013 Charles Street Symposium Essays

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A collection of essays produced as part of the Legatum Institute's 2013 Charles Street Symposium, an annual forum for the world’s leading young economists.


Venezuela: The Curse of Oil-Stoked Populism

Monday, 2 December 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, author of 'The Curse of Oil-Stoked Populism' Albert Fishlow outlines Venezuela's evolution from backwater Spanish colony to military dictatorship to petroleum giant.


Russia: Caught in the Bear Trap

Friday, 29 November 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, the authors of 'Caught in the Bear Trap' examine the “curse of oil” theory, and offer an alternative perspective on why Russia’s economic problems are inherently so difficult to solve


Libya in Transition: Reforming the Financial Sector to Spur Economic Growth

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

In a new 'Transitions Forum' paper for the Legatum Institute, in partnership with Brehon Advisory, author Mark Dempsey outlines the current state of the financial sector in Libya and makes recommendations for how the situation can be improved.


Learning by Doing: Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Monday, 25 November 2013

In a new paper for the Legatum Institute, author Reuben Abraham offers valuable insight and lessons learned into the current conditions and main barriers to success facing entrepreneurs in the developing world and beyond.


Curing the Mal Zaïrois: The Democratic Republic of Congo Edges Toward Statehood

Monday, 18 November 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, author James A. Robinson examine's the country's progress (and lack thereof) through the lens of political theory.


Fostering Regional Cooperation in West-Asia - North Africa: Building on Lessons Learned

Thursday, 14 November 2013

In a new ‘Transitions Forum’ memo, published in partnership with the ISE Center, authors Clare Lockhart, Marika Theros, and Linda Collins compare how communities have mobilised across boundaries and identify lessons applicable to the WANA region.


Mexico on the Brink

Monday, 11 November 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, 'Mexico on the Brink' analyses the juxtaposition of grave security threats and economic awakening, which illustrate both the violence and growth changes that Mexico’s economy and society have undergone over the past three decades.


2013 Legatum Prosperity Index™

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The latest Legatum Prosperity Index™, which ranks nations according to extensive wealth and wellbeing factors, reveals that global prosperity has risen over the past five years, largely due to improvements in entrepreneurship, health and education.


Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship?

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

A joint publication between the Legatum Institute and the Institute for Modern Russia, analysing how Vladimir Putin's democratic façade has masked the construction of a new authoritarian model in Russia.


Insight On Africa: Special Report

Thursday, 3 October 2013

A new Legatum Institute report, Insight on Africa, shows that economic growth, improving health standards and greater foreign and domestic investment—amongst other factors—are having a positive impact on prosperity in the region.


The Future of Iran: Economic Reform - Conference Papers

Monday, 23 September 2013

Papers commissioned for the Legatum Institute's The Future of Iran workshop on economic reform are available below.


South Korea: Ready for Prime Time

Thursday, 15 August 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, Korea expert and author of Pop Goes Korea, Mark Russell, studies the country's use of culture as a way to facilitate integration with the world economy.


Preparing for a Syrian Transition: Trust Funds (Memo)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

In a new memo published by the Legatum Institute and the Institute for State Effectiveness, Clare Lockhart outlines how a Multi-Donor Trust Fund could serve as a financing mechanism for humanitarian, governance, and reconstruction work in Syria.


A Safer and More Prosperous World: Why Aid Really Matters In An Age of Austerity (Report)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Former Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell sets out his thoughts on the future of international development and the UK’s aid programme.


The Dynamics for Transition in Tunisia

Thursday, 20 June 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Transitions Lecture Series', organised in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies and World Affairs, business leader and former government advisor Mondher Ben Ayed analyses the economic challenges of Tunisia’s transition.


Five Traps for Putin (Publication)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Though it may not appear so on the surface, the era of ‘managed democracy’ and ‘Putinism by consent’ is coming to an end. In a new 'Transitions Forum' report, author Ben Judah identifies five risks to Putin’s grip on power and to Russia’s stability in general.


2020 Vision—An Agenda for Transformation (Report)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

In January 2013, the Legatum Institute hosted the launch of '2020 Vision—An Agenda for Transformation', a compendium of long-term policy ideas by members of the 2020 group of Conservative MPs.