Friday, 12 June 2015

America’s Foreign Policy Recovery

Can America lead again? It will take more than speeches and tough talk, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Monday, 22 June 2015

The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation

To launch its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute has published a collection of essays that explore how and why neo-authoritarian and ‘hybrid’ regimes have become more sophisticated in their use of propaganda in the 21st century.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Strange Death of Liberalism

Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute, Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, argued that the key problem in advanced western societies was not capitalism but the failure of democracy.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

What Does a One Nation Justice System Look Like?

Speaking at the Legatum Institute, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove called for reform of the justice system in England and Wales, in his first speech since being appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Capitalism as a Moral Force

As part of the Legatum Insitute's Vision of Capitalism series, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discussed the contribution of social institutions like the family to economic growth.

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Sian Hansen, Executive Director

Who We Are

Sian Hansen, Executive Director

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. We do this by researching our core themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy

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Nathan Gamester, Programme Director

Prosperity Index

Nathan Gamester, Programme Director

The Legatum Institute's signature annual publication is the Prosperity Index, a unique global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing

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Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

Transitions Forum

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

A series of projects, led by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev, dedicated to the study of radical political and economic change

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Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow

Vision of Capitalism

Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow

This programme will deliver an agenda to Britain's next government for restoring faith in the free market. It will convene leaders of the Anglosphere, whose shared heritage of common law and parliamentary...

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Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

The Culture of Prosperity

Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

Examining the historic and cultural roots of prosperity to better understand the role of culture in our lives today

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Our Latest Reports

  • The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation

    Monday, 22 June 2015

    To launch its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute has published a collection of essays that explore how and why neo-authoritarian and ‘hybrid’ regimes have become more sophisticated in...

  • The Data Sleuths of San José

    Tuesday, 26 May 2015

    How three scrappy Costa Rican reporters used the power of data to bring down a system of sleaze—Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow,...

  • An Introduction to the History of Capitalism 600-1900 AD

    Thursday, 23 April 2015

    The Legatum Institute is pleased to publish a collection of essays based on the first year of its 'History of Capitalism' course. With an introduction by Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser, the...

  • India 2015: Towards Economic Transformation

    Thursday, 16 April 2015

    Rajiv Kumar of the Pahle India Foundation is the author of a new Transitions Forum paper which examines whether India's developing democracy can achieve rapid economic reform.

  • Libya: Whose Land Is It?

    Thursday, 16 April 2015

    Mary Fitzgerald and Tarek Megerisi are the authors of a new Transitions Forum paper that looks at Libya’s transition through the question of property rights.

  • Building Coalitions for Reform in Brazil

    Thursday, 26 February 2015

    In the latest 'Transitions Lecture Series' paper, author Marcus Melo, Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuc, examines how reform was pursued in...

Prosperity videos

What Does Prosperity Mean to You?

In the lead up to the launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™, we asked some well-known (and some less well-known) faces to come up with a definition of prosperity in less than 2 minutes