Global growth has increased significantly since 1947, with open economies responsible for lifting billions out of poverty. However this growth has not been even, and now appears to have slowed. Key to this has been the market distortions which have had a disproportionate impact upon the world's poorest people.
Led by Dr Stephen Brien and James Sproule and advised by some of the world's foremost trade experts, our Global Index of Economic Openness will enable governments to assess the economic impact of these market distortions, providing the international community with a unique tool to identify and tackle economic inequality.
Hernando de Soto's Keynote Address
Speaking at the Legatum Institute's GIEO conference on October 16th 2018, renowned economist Hernando de Soto delivered the keynote address, where he talked about the importance of openness and trade.
GIEO Conference Panel: Trade and Commerce
Speaking at our Global Index of Economic Openness conference, Graeme Leach, the CEO of Macro Advisors delivered opening remarks on trade and openness. This was followed by a panel discussion led by Graeme alongside David Landsman, the CEO of Tata Limited and the Legatum Institute's Molly Kiniry.
GIEO Conference Panel: Enterprise
Speaking at our Global Index of Economic Openness conference, Oliver Pawle, the Chairman and CEO Services London of Korn Ferry delivered remarks on entrepreneurship in the U.K. This was followed by a panel discussion led by the Legatum Institute's James Sproule and featuring Pam Bateson, the CEO of Thrive Partners and the publisher Tim Dempsey.
GIEO Conference Panel: Government and Institutions
Speaking at our Global Index of Economic Openness conference, Gisela Stuart, the Chair of the Effective Government Programme here at the Legatum Institute delivered remarks on governance in the UK. This was followed by a panel discussion with the Legatum Institute's Director of Policy Dr Stephen Brien, Vicky Pryce, the Chief Economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and Allie Renison, the Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors (IOD).
GIEO Conference Panel: Finance and Investment
Speaking at our Global Index of Economic Openness conference, Dr Gerald Lyons delivered remarks on the role of financial services in the British economy. This was followed by a panel discussion with Rosie Bichard, a Senior Analyst at Lofoten Asset Management and The Telegraph journalist and broadcaster Liam Halligan.