Source: Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Annual Economic Freedom of North America Report Coming Tuesday, December 15

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 14, 2015) - On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Fraser Institute will release the Economic Freedom of North America: 2015 Report.

The report ranks jurisdictions in Canada, the United States and Mexico based on their levels of economic freedom (measured in size of government, taxation, regulation, etc.) using data from 2013, the most recent year of available data.

"Research shows that people living in provinces and states with high levels of economic freedom enjoy greater prosperity, more political and civil liberties, and longer life spans," said Fred McMahon, report co-author and Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom at the Fraser Institute.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) on December 15.

The full report will also be available at and

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Contact Information:

Fred McMahon
Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom
Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 ext. 226 or Mobile: (416) 727-7138

Dean Stansel
Research Associate Professor
O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist
Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 ext. 238