Hernando de Soto Speaker

Hernando de Soto

Called “the world’s greatest living economist” by Bill Clinton

Hernando de Soto: Biography highlights

An author, activist and an economist known for his work on the informal economy.

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A passionate advocate of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), his key message surrounding the fact that a strong information framework recording property ownership and other economic information is key to a strong market economy in any nation is helping the world’s small entrepreneurs to help themselves by ensuring all economic activity and legal ownership is documented.

  • President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Peru
  • ILD Identified as one of the top two think tanks in the world by The Economist
  • Chosen by Time Magazine as one of the top five Latin American Innovators of the century in 1999, and is among the 100 most influential people in the world
  • Has been awarded numerous prizes for his work and is co-chair for the World Justice Project
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish for speaking commitments
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Hernando de Soto Knows How To Make the Third World Richer than the First
Hernando de Soto Knows How To Make the Third World Richer than the First
20:52
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The Power of the Poor - Full Video
The Power of the Poor - Full Video
56:14

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