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    Who We Are


    A freer world

    Our vision is a free and prosperous world where individuals benefit from greater choice, competitive markets, and personal responsibility.

    Our mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals.

    What does this mission mean to you? It means:

    • Measurement is the foundation for all our work. Careful, accurate, rigorous measurement. “If it matters, measure it” is a slogan you will see around our office. Things that are measured can be talked about. Things that are talked about in the public arena eventually become part of the climate of opinion. That is how measurement can change the climate of opinion.
    • A rigorous research methodology that lays out clearly how we arrive at specific conclusions. The Fraser Institute promotes transparency in research – in other words, our methodology is open and clearly explained, and others can replicate our conclusions. In addition, the source of our data is always provided.
    • Sometimes our research recommends public policy solutions that some people feel are controversial. We are a completely independent research organization that develops independent conclusions and recommendations. Beholden to no one, our conclusions and recommendations may be different from reports produced by organizations who receive government funding. We also do not accept any contracts for research.
    • We work to ensure that people become more knowledgeable about the outcomes of various public policies and can then make more informed decisions.