Presentation of the 2010 International Property Rights Index

Feb 23, 2010Feb 24, 2010
National Press Club 13th Floor Lisagor, White, and Murrow Rooms 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20045

Enterprise Africa lead researcher Karol Boudreaux presented along with Congressman Rob Bishop, 1st District Utah and Chairman, Congressional Western Caucus;  Jonathan Zuck, President, Association for Competitive Technology; and Victoria Strokova, Hernando de Soto Fellow, Property Rights Alliance at the Property Rights Alliance's presentation of the 2010 International Property Rights Index.

Ms. Boudreaux spoke on the importance of property rights for international development, drawing from her numerous research projects on the issue, available here.

The 2010 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is an international comparative study that measures the significance of both physical and intellectual property rights and their protection for economic well-being. Property Rights Alliance initiated the IPRI studies for the Hernando de Soto Fellowship Program to contribute to developing accurate and comprehensive measures regarding property rights (PR) on an international scale. The International Property Rights Index provides the public, researchers and policymakers, from across the globe, with a tool for comparative analysis and future research on global property rights. In order to incorporate and grasp the important aspects related to property rights protection, the Index focuses on three areas: Legal and Political Environment (LP), Physical Property Rights (PPR), and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The current study analyzes data for 125 countries around the globe, representing ninety-seven percent of world GDP. Of great importance, the 2010 gauge incorporates data of PR protection from various sources, often directly obtained from expert surveys within the evaluated countries.