Sary Levy-Carciente

Research Scientist

Sary Levy-Carciente coordinates selected research programs at the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom, including the Index of Bureaucracy, an important annual study on the impact of administrative bureaucracies on small businesses and micro-enterprises in several countries around the world.

She is an expert on applied institutional economics and macroeconomics modeling. With over 30 years of research experience, she focuses on crisis emergence conditions and embedded settings for the multidimensional development of countries.

She is a Numbered Fellow of the National Academy of Economics Sciences (Venezuela) and was the Dean of the Economics and Social Sciences Faculty at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. She won a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the Center for Polymer Studies, Department of Physics, Boston University. She was also a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts. Since 2015, Dr. Levy-Carciente has been responsible for calculating and analyzing the International Property Rights Index (PRA).

Aware of the importance of implementing the principles of freedom and responsibility, she has supported the training of public servants and has also been involved in non-governmental organizations that disseminate information and educate citizens.