Increasing economic openness has already lifted billions out of poverty. In all regions of the world, open trade and competitive markets have been amongst the most consistent drivers of prosperity.
Today, extending this openness is more important than ever before, with many nations confronted by an array of economic challenges, from growing inequality and increasing protectionism to the international implications of Brexit.
Led by Shanker Singham, the Economics of Prosperity programme examines how promoting open trade, competition and the safeguarding of property rights can build greater prosperity, promoting growth and extending opportunity across the globe.
Working with the Legatum Institute’s Special Trade Commission, which brings together the world’s foremost trade experts, the Programme looks at how policy-makers can develop the economic and regulatory environments that deliver open and inclusive markets, create jobs and encourage innovation and enterprise.