• Advancing Human Betterment

The phenomenal upswing in human wellbeing and prosperity over the past two hundred years has been fueled by the idea of economic liberty and the alignment of formal and informal institutions which enhanced its effect. The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, a joint endeavor of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and the W. P. Carey School of Business, is dedicated to evaluating the contribution of economic liberty to human betterment.

Upcoming Events

October 9, 2019

Doing Business North America - AZ Launch

The "Doing Business North America" (DBNA) project will provide objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 115 cities in 92 states, provinces, and federal districts which comprise the sub-national units of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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October 23, 2019

Doing Business North America - DC Launch

The "Doing Business North America" (DBNA) project will provide objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 115 cities in 92 states, provinces and federal districts which comprise the sub-national units of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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November 7, 2019

Expert Failure, Faulty Forensics, and Fake News

The humble idea that experts are ordinary human beings leads to surprising conclusions about how to get the best possible expert advice.

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Recent News

Across the country, more than 10,000 regulations restrict people with criminal records from obtaining occupational licenses, according to a database developed by the American Bar Association.

Arizona has become the first in the country to recognize occupational licenses from other states, ending a redundant recertification process that labor analysts have critiqued as a drag on lower-in

Arizona wants to make it easier for workers who need an occupational license for their jobs.