Libertad y Desarrollo

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Libertad y Desarollo (Liberty and Development)
AbbreviationLyD
Formation1990
TypeFree market public policy think tank
HeadquartersAlcántara 498, Las Condes, Chile
Coordinates33°25′12″S 70°35′18″W / 33.4200°S 70.5884°W / -33.4200; -70.5884Coordinates: 33°25′12″S 70°35′18″W / 33.4200°S 70.5884°W / -33.4200; -70.5884
President
Carlos F. Cáceres
Websitewww.lyd.com/

Libertad y Desarrollo, abbreviated to LyD, is a Chilean think tank focused on liberal, free market economic studies. Founded in 1990, the think tank defines itself as a "center for studies and private research, independent of any political, religious, business, or governmental organization, that is dedicated to the analysis of public affairs promoting the values and principles of a free society".[1] The think tank is the Chilean representative of RELIAL, the Liberal Network of Latin America (Red Liberal de America Latina).[2] The center is divided into 7 programs: Economic Program, Social Program, Society and Politics Program, Legislative Program, Environmental Program, and the Justice Program. The group's goal is to respond to these various issues with a liberal, free market perspective and to make public policy recommendations specific to Chile for legislators, but not to participate in government directly. Economists Hernan Büchi, Luis Larraín, Cristián Larroulet are affiliated with the think tank.

LyD became involved the public discussion and policy recommendations regarding education reforms during the 2011 protests in Chile, testifying before the Senate's Education Commission.[3][4]

According to the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania), LyD is ranked number 97 (of 100) in the "Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-U.S.)", number 53 (of 150) in the "Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.)", and number 29 (of 50) in the "Best Think Tanks in Central and South America.[5]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.elmostrador.cl/noticias/pais/2011/08/31/%E2%80%9Cel-proyecto-de-ley-contra-el-lucro-es-inconstitucional-y-expropiatorio%E2%80%9D/
  4. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111904199404576541240705168766
  5. ^ James G. McGann (Director) (February 4, 2015). "2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report". Retrieved February 14, 2015. Other "Top Think Tank" rankings include #36 (of 80) in Domestic Economic Policy, #37 (of 80) in International Development, #30 (of 75) for Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks, #37 (of 65) for Best Managed Think Tanks, #33 (of 60) for Best Use of Social Networks, #47 (of 60) of Think Tanks with the Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program, #26 (of 40) for Best Use of Media, #39 (of 70) for the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy, # 37 (of 60) of Think Tanks with Outstanding Policy-Oriented Public Programs, and #12 (of 25) of Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less Than $5 Million USD.

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