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FIU and Florida lawmakers establish center to study free markets and global economic policy | FIU News

Carlos Díaz-Rosillo, director of the Adam Smith Center for the Study of Economic Freedom

The CRF established the Adam Smith Center for the Study of Economic Freedom. The center, created by law in July 2020, will act as an independent, nonpartisan think tank to study the impact of government and free markets on economic freedom and prosperity around the world, with a focus on the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The center will have a multidisciplinary approach and will report to the CRF Office of Research and Economic Development.

Carlos Díaz-Rosillo, former director of interagency policy and coordination for President Donald J. Trump, will lead the center. Díaz-Rosillo also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from Tufts University, as well as two master’s degrees and a doctorate from Harvard University. He is also a former assistant dean and faculty member at Harvard and a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and FIU.

“The Adam Smith Center will serve as a source of cutting-edge analysis on the critical role that free markets can play in national, state, and community prosperity,” said CRF President Mark B. Rosenberg. “We are grateful to Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for designating the CRF with this important responsibility.”

The Adam Smith Center will create a platform for policymakers to discuss complex problems and solutions related to political and economic systems and will serve as a policy and decision-making laboratory for government officials to consult with both academics and experienced practitioners on the effects of economic policies, such as tax reform and regulation.

The center will also provide scholarships and mentoring opportunities for students engaged in academic studies on the effect of political and economic systems on prosperity.

“To realize the vision of our legislature and our governor, the Adam Smith Center will serve as a world-class, independent, nonpartisan think tank in the heart of Miami – a place where the free enterprise system and the entrepreneurial will of our people have been a model of extraordinary growth and prosperity,” said Díaz-Rosillo. “Human prosperity is best achieved when governments create an environment where individuals have the freedom to make their own decisions to maximize their economic potential. Through rigorous research, our center hopes to analyze the impact of government economic policy on individuals and societies around the world, bring together top scholars and practitioners to provide mentorship opportunities and engage in meaningful policy debates, and serve as a hub where policy makers can find information. they need to develop a more enlightened economic policy.