Miguel Cervantes

Miguel Angel Cervantes is a former economist in the Fraser Institute’s Global Resource Centre and co-author of the annual Survey of Mining Companies, Global Petroleum Survey, and Economic Freedom of the Arab World report. He holds a bachelor's and master’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and is also a lecturer at HEC Montréal Business School.

Recent Research by Miguel Cervantes

— Dec 3, 2016
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Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2016 Annual Report

United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain are, once again, the top three most economically-free nations in the Arab world, according to Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2016 Annual Report, co-published by the Fraser Institute, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty and the International Research Foundation. This report compares and ranks 21 Arab nations in five areas of economic freedom: size of government, including expenditures, taxes and enterprises; commercial and economic law and security of property rights; access to sound money; freedom to trade internationally; and regulation of credit, labour and business.

— Dec 4, 2015
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Economic Freedom of the Arab World 2015 Annual Report

United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain are the top three most economically-free nations in the Arab world, according to Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2015 Annual Report, co-published by the Fraser Institute, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty, and International Research Foundation. This report compares and ranks 21 Arab nations in five areas of economic freedom: size of government, including expenditures, taxes and enterprises; commercial and economic law and security of property rights; access to sound money; freedom to trade internationally; and regulation of credit, labour and business.

— Nov 19, 2014
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Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the most economically free nations in the Arab world, finds a new report by Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily, Azzan Al-Busaidi, Miguel Cervantes, and Fred McMahon. This report, Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2014 Annual Report, compares and ranks 22 Arab nations in five areas of economic freedom: size of government, including expenditures, taxes and enterprises; commercial and economic law and security of property rights; access to sound money; freedom to trade internationally; and regulation of credit, labour and business.