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

    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
  • 2017 Award Winner

    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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 Hernando de Soto was  the main speaker at a roundtable discussion hosted by The Atlantic and Omidyar Network on property rights in New York City on September 25th, 2015. The discussion focused on the importance of assets and property rights in determining how best to sustainably move  away from inequality within the growing global economy.

 Here is a brief description of the subect that was discussed:

We live in an age when inequality is rampant. This reality affects not only emerging economies, but also established, robust capitalist countries. The problem, according to Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, lies not in that the few have so much, but that so many have so little. Looking to the formalization of property rights—covering community and individual resources—could provide the mechanisms through which to correct our current system’s inefficiencies. 

Here are a few photos from the event:

From right to left- Peter Rabley (Omidyar Network), Hernando de Soto (ILD), Steve Clemons (The Atlantic),Christopher Keefe (Omidyar Network),Tilman Ehrbeck (Omidyar Network).


The discussion featured many notable attendees 

ILD's Hernando de Soto disussing not why 'so few have so much, but rather why so many have so little'. 


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