One of the defining questions of our time is whether free markets or economies controlled by authoritarian regimes are better at delivering prosperity for their people.

A panel of distinguished experts held a discussion on free markets and development on Monday, March 6, 2023 at the Atlantic Council Headquarters in Washington, DC. 


Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies;
Author, The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership through Soft Power.

Ambassador Rama Yade
Senior Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council

Matthew Kroenig
Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Nicole Goldin
Global Head of Inclusive Economic Growth, Abt Associates
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council


Dan Negrea
Senior Director, Freedom and Prosperity Center, Atlantic Council