On 22 June, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised a meeting entitled "Economic freedom in the world: Are we freer than before the crisis?" with the participation of professors Robert Lawson, Leandro Prados de la Escosura and Francisco Cabrillo.
Robert Lawson is Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Professor in Economic Freedom at the O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom in the SMU Cox School of Business. From 2008-2011, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Director of the Economic Freedom Initiative at Auburn University. From 1996-2008 he held the George H. Moor Chair at Capital University. He was also a professor at Shawnee State University from 1992 to 1996.
Together with James Gwartney and Joshua Hall, he is co-author of the annual World Economic Freedom Report, which provides an index of economic freedom for over 150 countries. He is the author of several publications in journals such as Public Choice, Cato Journal, Kyklos, Journal of Labour Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and European Journal of Political Economy, among others. He is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.
Robert Lawson will discuss economic freedom in the world with the prestigious professors Prados de la Escosura, Professor of History of Economics at the Carlos III University of Madrid and author of the Historical Index of Economic Freedom sponsored by the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Cabrillo, Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid and co-author of the Index of Economic Freedom in Spain in 2015.