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Vision

Working at the intersection of government policy and the free market, the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom is a world-class, independent, non-partisan think tank that aims to inform, influence, and inspire current and future leaders to develop and implement innovative, meaningful, and effective policies to advance economic freedom and human prosperity.

Mission

Established by the Legislature and Governor of Florida in 2020, the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom harnesses the power of excellence in education and mentorship, rigorous research, and effective public outreach to offer a better understanding of government and free-market economies on freedom and human prosperity in the United States and around the world.  Through its activities and programs, the Center hopes to inspire and enlighten policy discussions, analysis, and decision-making.  The Center has four main goals:

  • PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND MENTORSHIP. The Center offers and promotes exceptional, multidisciplinary programs of study on a variety of topics related to public policy, the free enterprise system, and the advancement of economic, individual, and educational freedom and human prosperity. It also offers fellowship and mentoring opportunities to students engaged in the study of these topics.
  • ADVANCE RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP. The Center conducts and disseminates objective, cutting-edge research on the effects of government and the free enterprise system on economic, individual, and educational freedom and human prosperity.
  • ENGAGE IN OUTREACH. The Center hosts and sponsors workshops, seminars, conferences, and other public events that allow participants to take part in civil discussions and policy debates that promote a politics and society based on mutual respect and understanding.
  • IMPROVE PUBLIC POLICY. The Center provides a platform where decision-makers can find the information and analysis they need to better understand complex problems and solutions and make more informed policy.

Mission

Established by the Legislature and Governor of Florida in 2020, the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom harnesses the power of excellence in education and mentorship, rigorous research, and effective public outreach to offer a better understanding of government and free-market economies and its impact on freedom and human prosperity in the United States and around the world. Through its activities and programs, the Center hopes to inspire and enlighten policy discussions, analysis, and decision-making.  The Center has four main goals:

  • PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND MENTORSHIP. The Center offers and promotes exceptional, multidisciplinary programs of study on a variety of topics related to public policy, the free enterprise system, and the advancement of economic, individual, and educational freedom and human prosperity. It also offers fellowship and mentoring opportunities to students engaged in the study of these topics.
  • ADVANCE RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP. The Center conducts and disseminates objective, cutting-edge research on the effects of government and the free enterprise system on economic, individual, and educational freedom and human prosperity.
  • ENGAGE IN OUTREACH. The Center hosts and sponsors workshops, seminars, conferences, and other public events that allow participants to take part in civil discussions and policy debates that promote a politics and society based on mutual respect and understanding.
  • IMPROVE PUBLIC POLICY. The Center provides a platform where decision-makers can find the information and analysis they need to better understand complex problems and solutions and make more informed policy.

Values

Following the values of Florida International University, the Adam Smith Center promotes:


Truth
— in the pursuit, generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.

Freedom — of thought and expression — and from political, economic, and societal pressures.

Respect — for the dignity of the individual; for the value of intellectual diversity, independence, and rigor; and for the principles of honesty, hard work, and cooperation.

Responsibility — as thoughtful and discerning supporters of the free enterprise system as the most effective way to promote individual freedom and human prosperity.

Excellence — in everything we do — and in everything we aspire to be — as leaders in the realm of policy thought and action.

Values

Following the values of Florida International University, the Adam Smith Center promotes:

Truth — in the pursuit, generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.

Freedom — of thought and expression — and from political, economic, and societal pressures.

Respect — for the dignity of the individual; for the value of intellectual diversity, independence, and rigor; and for the principles of honesty, hard work, and cooperation.

Responsibility — as thoughtful and discerning supporters of the free enterprise system as the most effective way to promote individual freedom and human prosperity.

Excellence — in everything we do — and in everything we aspire to be — as leaders in the realm of policy thought and action.

Following the values of Florida International University, the Adam Smith Center promotes:
Truth — in the pursuit, generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.
Freedom — of thought and expression — and from political, economic, and societal pressures.
Respect — for the dignity of the individual; for the value of intellectual diversity, independence, and rigor; and for the principles of honesty, hard work, and cooperation.
Responsibility — as thoughtful and discerning supporters of the free enterprise system as the most effective way to promote individual freedom and human prosperity.
Excellence — in everything we do — and in everything we aspire to be — as leaders in the realm of policy thought and action.

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