Working lunch with James Roberts


On May 9, 2017 the members of the Fundación Consejo España – Estados Unidos enjoyed a working lunch with James M. Roberts, Research Fellow for Economic Freedom and Growth of The Heritage Foundation.

The Heritage Foundation is a prestigious think-tank traditionally associated to the Republican Party and currently closed to Trump administration. The mission of The Heritage Foundation is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

James Roberts is one of The Heritage Foundation's lead experts in economic freedom and growth. Before joining the organization in 2007, Roberts served in the State Department for 25 years. He is also responsible for editing the Rule of Law and Monetary Freedom sections of Index of Economic Freedom, an influential annual analysis of the economic climate of countries throughout the world that is co-published by Heritage and The Wall Street Journal. Indeed Mr. Roberts was in Spain on occasion of the presentation of this Index.

During the meeting, James Roberts explained Spain current situation through this Index where Spain ranks number 69 on the World Economic Freedom list. Spain’s Economic Freedom Score is 63.6 points where the global average is 60.9 (on a scale of 0-100).