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    The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to Hernando de Soto

    The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the most prominent international award in entrepreneurship research with a price sum of EUR 100,000. De Soto’s analyses have had tremendous influence on policy throughout the world and were a main source of inspiration for the World Bank’s Doing Business program. Read More
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    2017 Award Winner

    Hernando de Soto Peru  Institute for Liberty and Democracy For developing a new understanding of the institutions that underpin the informal economy as well as the role of property rights and entrepreneurship in converting the informal economy into the formal sector.   Read More
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The Daily BeastWhy a win by the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate could be the best thing for Egypt’s economy.

7 June 2012 - As Egyptians prepare to vote in the upcoming final round of presidential balloting on June 16 and 17, pictures of yet more protests in Tahrir square are doing little to reassure foreign investors and other observers about the future of Egypt. Bond markets are betting that the Egyptian revolution will end in tears. They may yet be proved wrong.

The most recent round of protests began after what many Egyptians saw as an overly-lenient verdict in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak. Although Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for failing to protect the life of Egyptian citizens, none of his henchmen were found directly responsible for the deaths of some 900 protestors, nor was Mubarak found guilty of corruption.

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