Fred McMahon is Michael Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research at the Fraser Institute, Canada. He manages the Institute’s international economic policy research, including the economic freedom of the world and related reports, and the Economic Freedom Network of independent think tanks in 90 nations and territories. In cooperation with many international partners, he has prepared background documents on the national economy and co-organized or participated in special events promoting economic freedom in two dozen nations. Fred is a co-author of the Economic Freedom of the Arab World Report and of the Economic Freedom of North America: Annual Report. He has authored three books, one of which was awarded the Antony Fisher Memorial Award, and written for many popular and academic publications.