Hernando de Soto

Institute for Liberty and Democracy

Hernando de Soto is a Peruvian economist known for his work on the informal economy. He is founder and president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), headquartered in Lima, Peru. He has authored two works on economic development: The Other Path and The Mystery of Capital.

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MAY 8, 2002 Podcast

The Mystery of Capital: Interview with Hernando de Soto

Carnegie Council's Christian Barry follows up with Hernando de Soto on several of the issues he had raised in his Morgenthau Lecture, focusing on questions ...

CREDIT: <a href=/ru_RU/publications/archive/morgenthau/"http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hernando_de_Soto_Polar_bw_hi_res.jpg">Flavia Gandolfi</a>

MAY 8, 2002 Article

Morgenthau Lectures (1981–2006): The Mystery of Capital

Economist De Soto's simple but revolutionary concept of the importance of property rights and rule of law is transforming developing countries around the world. He ...

MAY 8, 2002 Transcript

The Mystery of Capital: Interview with Hernando de Soto

Carnegie Council's Christian Barry follows up with Hernando de Soto on several of the issues he had raised in his Morgenthau Lecture, focusing on questions ...

OCT 5, 1992 Article

Privatization Project (1991–1994): The Role of Private Property in Development

"The word 'privatization' doesn't work when you're talking about the private rights of poor people. In my country the terminology's all wrong. It is associated ...