Small Country, Big Results: The Case of Iceland

Iceland tops the charts in most global comparisons: the UN's Human Development Index, Transparency International's index of corruption (where it was rated the least corrupt nation), the Heritage Foundation's Global Economic Freedom Index, and many others. In the 2008 John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy, Mr. Geir Haarde, Prime Minister of Iceland, explains how the country reached this enviable status.. Return to the event page.