Economic Freedom of North America 2017 is the thirteenth edition of the Fraser Institute’s annual report. This year it measures the extent to which the policies of individual provinces and states were, in 2015, supportive of economic freedom, the ability of individuals to act in the economic sphere free of undue restrictions.
About Fred McMahon
Fred McMahon is the Dr. Michael A. Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research at the Fraser Institute. He manages the Economic Freedom of the World Project and examines global issues, such as development, trade, governance, and economic structure; and coordinates the Economic Freedom Network, an international alliance of independent think tanks in nearly 90 nations and territories. He holds an M.A. in Economics from McGill University, Montreal. Mr McMahon is the author of numerous research articles and several books, including Looking the Gift Horse in the
Mouth: The Impact of Federal Transfers on Atlantic Canada, which won the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for advancing public-policy
debate, Road to Growth: How Lagging Economies Become Prosperous, and Retreat from Growth: Atlantic Canada and the Negative Sum Economy. He has written for numerous publications, including the European Journal of Political Economy, the SAIS Journal (School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University), the Wall Street Journal, Policy Options, National Post, Time (Canada), Globe & Mail, Ottawa Citizen, and most other major Canadian newspapers.