Advancing Economic Freedom for Peace & Prosperity

Global insights from African successes enabling growth. 

Join us in conversation with Dr. Matthew D. Mitchell, a Senior Fellow at Canada’s top-ranked think tank, the Fraser Institute. Mitchell leads the Centre for Economic Freedom, where he commissions the annual Economic Freedom of the World Report, as well as indices measuring overall human freedom and gender equality.


Wednesday, 22 May 2024
13:30 to 14:15
Army & Navy Club
901 17th St NW, Washington, DC


Dr. Mitchell's presentation and Q&A will be followed by a panel of entrepreneurs and takes place during the inaugural Canada-Africa Business Forum on US-Canada collaboration in African markets.

Attendees have the option of staying on for a 45-minute entrepreneurship panel, or attending the entire business forum. View the background to the forum and the full day's program here.

With thanks to MineAfrica Inc for sponsoring this information-sharing think tank session.

Biography: Dr. Matthew D. Mitchell, Senior Fellow in the Centre for Economic Freedom, Fraser Institute

Matthew D. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Economic Freedom. Prior to joining the Fraser Institute, Mitchell was a long-serving senior fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he remains an affiliated senior scholar. He is also a senior research fellow at the Knee Regulatory Research Center at West Virginia University.

Mitchell received his PhD and MA in economics from George Mason University and his BA in political science and BS in economics from Arizona State University. His writing and research focuses on economic freedom, public choice economics, and the economics of government favoritism.

Mitchell has testified before the U.S. Congress and several state legislatures. He has advised federal, state, and local government policymakers in the United States on both fiscal and regulatory policy. His research has been featured in numerous national media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN.

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