Property Rights Alliance event at the National Press Club
Followed by a panel discussion of experts on what the Index means for property rights in the 111th Congress and around the globe
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Time: 12:30-2:00PM (lunch to be served)
- Congressman Rob Bishop, 1st District Utah; Chairman, Congressional Western Caucus
- Jonathan Zuck, President, Association for Competitive Technology
- Karol Boudreaux, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; Lead Researcher, Enterprise Africa!
- Victoria Strokova, Hernando de Soto Fellow, Property Rights Alliance
Moderator: Kelsey Zahourek, Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance
National Press Club
13th Floor -- Lisagor, White, and Murrow Rooms
529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045
Property Rights Alliance has partnered with sixty-two (62) global institutions to present the 2010 International Property Rights Index (IPRI). Instituto Liberdade is proudly one of the co-sponsors to present the Portuguese version, in Brazil.
The 2010 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is an international comparative study that measures the significance of both physical and intellectual property rights and their protection for economic well-being. Property Rights Alliance initiated the IPRI studies for the Hernando de Soto Fellowship Program to contribute to developing accurate and comprehensive measures regarding property rights (PR) on an international scale.
The International Property Rights Index will provide the public, researchers and policymakers, from across the globe, with a tool for comparative analysis and future research on global property rights. In order to incorporate and grasp the important aspects related to property rights protection, the Index focuses on three areas: Legal and Political Environment (LP), Physical Property Rights (PPR), and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The current study analyzes data for 125 countries around the globe, representing ninety-seven percent of world GDP. Of great importance, the 2010 gauge incorporates data of PR protection from various sources, often directly obtained from expert surveys within the evaluated countries.