Prosperity Institutes Mission
Institute is dedicated to supporting and disseminating research on the
causes of, influences upon, and impediments to, worldwide prosperity,
economic growth and a higher standard of living.
The goal of the Prosperity Institute is to magnify the effectiveness of
other free-market, limited-government-oriented public policy
organizations concerning those issues which are most likely to promote
economic growth and liberty. Thus, the Prosperity Institute does not
maintain a full time staff, or hold conferences or other public events.
Rather, the Institute supports those activities of other cooperating
organizations that it believes are highly cost effective. In addition to
working with cooperating organizations, officers of the Institute
actively work with elected officials, members of the press, and other
opinion leaders to help them gain a fuller understanding of economic
growth and liberty-promoting public policies.
The Institute enhances the effectiveness of the research and educational
activities of public policy institutes throughout the world, in part by
providing matching resources to other public policy organizations, and
by helping to coordinate their activities in areas of interest. The
Institute may conduct its research in-house or contract with outside
researchers. The research and education supported by the Institute does
not focus on the U.S. alone but is global in its concern.
Given that the Institutes goal is to promote the issues of focus and
to support public policy organizations who are effectively forwarding
the Institutes objectives, the Prosperity Institute does not compete
with other public policy organizations, but rather plays an organizing
and energizing role in the background.
Dr. Richard W. Rahn is Chairman, David R. Burton is CEO, and Dan R.
Mastromarco is President of the Institute. The Institute maintains an
advisory board drawn from leaders of other cooperating public policy
organizations, in order to seek their participation, input and advice in
connection with its research and activities.
The Prosperity Institute is an educational and research organization
that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue