Measuring economic liberty

Economic liberty can be difficult to define and even more challenging to measure. Each year, however, several groups release their rankings of economic liberty in different countries. How do they decide which factors to consider, and how accurate a picture do these rankings paint of the state of economic liberty in the world today? Join AEI and the authors of economic liberty indices from the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, World Bank, and Fraser Institute on Sept. 27 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET for lunch and a discussion on quantifying economic freedom.

Friday, September 27, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036




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Monday, October 27, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
State income taxes and the Supreme Court: Maryland Comptroller v. Wynne

Please join AEI for a panel discussion exploring these and other questions about this crucial case.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America

Join Lerman, Wilcox, and a group of distinguished scholars and commentators for the release of Lerman and Wilcox’s report, which examines the relationships among and policy implications of marriage, family structure, and economic success in America.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The 7 deadly virtues: 18 conservative writers on why the virtuous life is funny as hell

Please join AEI for a book forum moderated by Last and featuring five of these leading conservative voices. By the time the forum is over, attendees may be on their way to discovering an entirely different — and better — moral universe.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A nuclear deal with Iran? Weighing the possibilities

Join us, as experts discuss their predictions for whether the United States will strike a nuclear deal with Iran ahead of the November 24 deadline, and the repercussions of the possible outcomes.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
The forgotten depression — 1921: The crash that cured itself

Please join Author James Grant and AEI senior economists for a discussion about Grant's book, "The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself" (Simon & Schuster, 2014).

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