Every year, the John Templeton Foundation and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation team up to recognize the think tanks around the world that are doing great and innovative work to promote liberty and free markets. This year, 16 think tanks from nine different countries have won Templeton Freedom Awards. Below is a list of the winners.
Free Market Solutions to Poverty: Unirule Institute of Economics (China) and Fundación Ecuador Libre (Ecuador)
Social Entrepreneurship: Japanese for Tax Reform (Japan) and Deep Springs International (United States)
Ethics & Values: American Center for Civic Character (United States) and Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education, PAFERE (Poland)
Student Outreach: Center for the Dissemination of Economic Knowledge (Venezuela) and Institut de Formation Politique (France)
Initiative in Public Relations: Goldwater Institute (United States) and Institución Futuro (Spain)
Innovative Media Award: Reason Foundation (United States) and Institute of Economic and Social Studies (Slovakia)
Award for Special Achievement by a University-Based Center: Mercatus Center at George Mason University (United States) and Political Theory Project at Brown University (United States)
Award for Special Achievement by a Young Institute: Prometheus Institute (United States) and Instituto Juan de Mariana (Spain)
For details on the selections, see the Templeton Freedom Awards Web page. The winners will be honored at an awards conference starting at 8 a.m. on November 13 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.