• 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
  • 19.8    |    
  • 37.28    |    
    How is the Economic Freedom of the World Index related to the prosperity of a country?
  • 02:14.5    |    
    Does the index have policy implications?
  • 04:26.5    |    
    Is the institutional framework within a country important?
  • 05:35.30000000000001    |    
    What has been your contribution to public choice research projects?
  • 07:52.5    |    
    What relevancy does entrepreneurship have in the market process?
  • 10:36    |    
    How can we dispel the myth that entrepreneurs are greedy and the government is the one that solves the economic problems in an society?
  • 13:43.299999999999954    |    
    Final words
  • 13:48    |    
    Final credits

Interview with James D. Gwartney by Carroll Ríos de Rodríguez

New Media  | 03 de mayo de 2008  | Vistas: 1881

James D. Gwartney is the Director of the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University. In a conversation with Carroll Ríos de Rodríguez, he discusses the Economic Freedom of the World, an annual survey published by the Fraser Institute. According to Gwartney, the index is a measurement of the consistency of institutions and policies across different countries with the ideal of a market economy. Gwartney also emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurship in the growth process and how a country’s institutional framework, especially legal institutions, affect development.


James D. Gwartney is professor of economics and director of the…