International
Property Rights Index
2017

About

The International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is the flagship publication of Property Rights Alliance. The IPRI scores the underlining institutions of a strong property rights regime: the legal and political environment, physical property rights, and intellectual property rights. It is the world’s only index entirely dedicated to the measurement of intellectual and physical property rights. Covering 127 countries the 2017 IPRI reports on the property rights systems affecting 98 percent of world Gross Domestic Product and 93 percent of world population

A tool for policymakers, business communities, and civic activists the IPRI highlights the essential role property rights play in creating a prosperous economy and just society. In addition, the 2017 index examines the robust relationship between property rights and other economic and social indicators of well-being including – gender equality, entrepreneurship, research and development, human development, civic activism, and ecological performance

This year more than 100 international organizations, from 72 countries, partnered with the PRA in Washington, D.C. and its Hernando De Soto Fellow Prof. Sary Levy-Carciente to produce the 11th edition of the IPRI. 

Property Rights Alliance staff supporting the production of the International Property Rights Index include: 

Lorenzo Montanari, Executive Director 

Lorenzo Montanari, is Executive Director of the Property Rights Alliance (PRA), an advocacy group/think tank based in Washington, DC USA, affiliated to Americans for Tax Reform, committed to the protection of physical, legal and intellectual property rights around the world.

At Property Rights Alliance, Lorenzo is in charge of publishing the International Property Rights Index, an international comparative study focus on intellectual and physical property rights. He is currently, Private Chair at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Federalism & International Relations Task Force. Previously, he worked for a public affairs firm and at the international department of the GSPM/George Washington University in Washington, DC and as a political analyst and electoral observer in Latin America.

Lorenzo holds a BA in Political Science and in International Relations from the University of Bologna and MA in Political Management from the George Washington University. He collaborates with The Daily Caller and Forbes.

Philip Thompson, PRA Associate

At PRA Philip specializes in writing and research related to intellectual property rights as well as supporting the International Property Rights Index an annual publication of PRA.

Before joining PRA Philip coordinated youth community development programs in the U.S. and the Caribbean for five years, he has also interned at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s foreign affairs task force and at the Cato Institute’s trade policy center.

Philip holds a BA in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an MA in International Commerce and Policy, both from George Mason University.

 

If you are interested in copies of the reports for previous years, please email the director of the Property Rights Alliance, Lorenzo Montanari, at lmontanari@propertyrightsalliance.org