Economics of Prosperity

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.

Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (STC)

The STC produces positive, realistic and experienced advice for those who will negotiate UK trade agreements in the wake of Britain leaving the EU. It also aims to explain the process and pitfalls, the obstacles and opportunities that Brexit presents in terms of the British economy.

Financial Services Forum

The Legatum Financial Services Forum provides independent, expert analysis on the future of financial services policy. Launched in July 2017, its ambitious programme of research focuses on Identifying the opportunities and challenges arising from Brexit for key elements of the financial services sector. These include strengthening the UK regulatory environment, market access, opportunities for free trade agreements and proposals for a WTO-UK financial services schedule.