TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2015) - The Fraser Institute will release its Economic Freedom of the World 2015 Annual Report on Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The report compares the level of economic freedom in 157 countries and territories based on size of government, taxation, rule of law, property rights, regulation and other factors.

"The research is clear-people living in countries with high levels of economic freedom enjoy greater prosperity, more political and civil liberties, and longer life spans," said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom with the Fraser Institute.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Monday, Sept. 14.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at and

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MEDIA CONTACT: For interviews with Fred McMahon, contact:
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 Ext. 238