International Property Rights Index 2019

A Letter From

Hernando de Soto

I congratulate Property Rights Alliance Executive Director Lorenzo Montanari and the 2019 Hernando De Soto fellow Dr. Sary Levy Carciente for their monumental achievement in constructing the 2019 International Property Rights Index, and also for their tireless work promoting property rights around the world. 

Property Rights this year, as evidenced by the Index, to

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Lorenzo Montanari

The 2019 International Property Rights Index, now in its thirteen edition, offers a unique and original perspective on the correlations between the societies and economies of 129 countries accounting for 98% of world GDP, and 94% of the world’s population.

There are three main question behind the Index: What would the world be like without property rights? How wou

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