Hernando de Soto: Recipient of the 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

Reprint No. 2017:64

Author(s): Martin Andersson and Daniel WaldenströmYear: 2017 Title: Small Business Economics Volume (No.): 49 (4) Pages: 721–728

Hernando de Soto: Recipient of the 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research Martin Andersson and Daniel Waldenström

The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is given to Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru. Over the last 30 years, Hernando de Soto has been a world-leading intellectual engaged in academic and public policy discussions on global development. He has made substantial contributions to our understanding of the informal economy and of the importance of property rights to unleash entrepreneurship and alleviate poverty and underdevelopment. His contributions have led to a new and better understanding of the role played by institutions in supporting entrepreneurship, especially in the Third World. Hernando de Soto’s work has also had major influences on policy worldwide, both in terms of conceptual understanding and practical policy measures.

Andersson, Martin and Daniel Waldenström (2017), "Hernando de Soto: Recipient of the 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research". Small Business Economics 49(4), 721–728.

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