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For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Policy Orientation 2016 will be held January 6-8 at the Hilton Austin. For more information and to register, please visit policyorientation.com.
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Fred McMahon

Fraser Institute
Resident Research Fellow

Fred McMahon is a Fraser Institute Resident Fellow and holder of the Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom. He manages the Economic Freedom of the World Project and coordinates the Economic Freedom Network, an international alliance of independent think tanks in over 90 nations and territories. He is the co-author of Economic Freedom of North America: Annual Report and Economic Freedom of the Arab World: Annual Report. His research focuses on global issues such as development, trade, governance, and economic structure. Fred is the author of numerous research articles and several books including, Looking the Gift Horse in the Mouth: The Impact of Transfers on Atlantic Canada, which won the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for advancing public policy debate, Road to Growth: How Lagging Economies Become Prosperous, and Retreat from Growth: Atlantic Canada and the Negative Sum Economy. He has written for numerous publications including the European Journal of Political Economy, the Wall Street Journal, the National Post, the Globe and Mail, and most other major Canadian newspapers He has a MA in Economics from McGill University, Montreal. He has worked on economic freedom projects in over 30 nations.