José Torra

Head of Research, Caminos de la Libertad

José Torrais the head of research at Caminos de la Libertad, a member of the Economic Freedom Network; its mission is to promote discussion about, and reflection upon, the different aspects of freedom. He holds a degree in economics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City. He is also the author of the book, Jonestown: Religión y Socialismo, published by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Recent Research by José Torra

— Nov 17, 2020
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Economic Freedom of North America 2020

This year's annual Economic Freedom of North America report, which measures government spending, taxation, labour market restrictions and other economic indicators, spotlights the 10 Canadian provinces, 50 U.S. states and 32 Mexican states.

— Nov 7, 2019
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Economic Freedom of North America 2019

Economic Freedom of North America 2019 finds that New Hampshire has reclaimed its status as the most economically free state in the U.S., having scored 7.93 out of 10 in this year’s report, which measures government spending, taxation and labour market restrictions. Rounding out the top five freest states are Florida (2nd), Tennessee (3rd), Virginia (4th) and Texas (5th). For the fifth year in a row, New York was ranked the least free (50th), followed by West Virginia (49th), Alaska (48th), Vermont (47th) and Oregon (46th).

— Oct 30, 2018
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Economic Freedom of North America 2018 finds that Florida has overtaken New Hampshire as the most economically free state in the U.S., having scored 7.87 out of 10 in this year’s report, which measures government spending, taxation and labour market restrictions. Rounding out the top five freest states are Texas (3rd), Tennessee (4th) and South Dakota (5th). For the fourth year in a row, New York was ranked least free (50th), followed by Kentucky (49th), West Virginia (48th), California (47th) and Alaska (46th).