Global Index of Economic Openness

Our Global Index of Economic Openness aims to provide the international community with a unique tool to identify and tackle economic inequality

Global growth has increased significantly since 1947, with open economies responsible for lifting billions out of poverty. However this growth has not been even, and now appears to have slowed. Key to this has been the market distortions which have had a disproportionate impact upon the world’s poorest people.

Led by Dr Stephen Brien and advised by some of the world’s foremost trade experts, our Global Index of Economic Openness will enable governments to assess the economic impact of these market distortions, providing the international community with a unique tool to identify and tackle economic inequality.

Programme lead

David Abulafia

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Stephen Brien

Director of Policy

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