Rosemarie Fike

Instructor of Economics, Texas Christian University

Rosemarie Fike teaches economics at Texas Christian University and is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute. She received her doctorate in economics from Florida State University, and an M.A. in economics from George Mason University. Her research examines the effects that economic institutions have on the lives of women. Indeed, Ms. Fike is the principal author of the Institute’s work on women, progress, and economic freedom (available at http://womenandprogress.org). In her role as a senior fellow, Ms. Fike will continue her path-breaking work on the role better institutions can play in promoting women’s progress. Her work has been published in the Journal of Economic Education, and in outlets such as The Hill and Roll Call.

Recent Research by Rosemarie Fike

— Sep 25, 2018
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2018 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2018 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and regulation of credit, labour and business. This year’s report compares 162 countries and territories. In this year’s ranking, which is based on 2016 data, Hong Kong is again number one, and Canada (tied for 10th with Australia) trails the United States, which ranks 6th.

— Mar 8, 2018
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Women and Progress: Impact of Economic Freedom and Women’s Well-Being finds that higher levels of economic freedom dramatically improve health, education and financial well-being for women around the world. The study stems from the Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of the World report, and in 2017, for the first time, the EFW ranking is adjusted for gender equality. Countries where women are less economically free than men receive lower scores.

— Sep 28, 2017
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and regulation of credit, labour and business. This year’s report compares 159 countries and territories. In this year’s ranking, which is based on 2015 data, Hong Kong is again number one, Canada dropped to 11th from the 5th spot last year and is tied with the United States.