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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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Three years after Mohammad Bouazizi sparked a wave of uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East with his self-immolation, young people in Tunisia and the rest of North Africa continue setting themselves ablaze, in anger and despair.

More than hunger strikes or street rallies, self-immolation has emerged as the ultimate form of protest for desperate young people in the region and beyond. This has been particularly true in Algeria, Morocco, and especially in Tunisia. Since Dec. 17, 2010, the day Mohammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian western province of Sidi Bouzid, there have been 193 immolations in the birthplace of the “Arab spring,” according to Tunisian fire and rescue statistics.

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