Johan Norberg

Johan Norberg

Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, born in 1973. A native of Sweden, he lectures about entrepreneurship, global trends and globalization around the world. He is a frequent commentator in Swedish and international media, and has a regular column in Sweden’s biggest daily, Metro. The 15 books he has written and the 3 books he has edited cover a broad range of topics, including global economics, intellectual history and the science of happiness.

In 2001, Johan Norberg published the international bestseller In Defense of Global Capitalism, credited with changing the globalization debate at a time when the anti-globalization, anti-free trade protests were at their strongest. The book has been translated to 25 languages, including Chinese, Russian, Turkish and Arabic, and published worldwide.

Johan Norberg is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C., and a Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He received his M. A. in the History of Ideas from the University of Stockholm.

For his trailblazing international work, Johan Norberg has received the Distinguished Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award from the American Atlas Foundation, and the gold medal from the German Hayek Stiftung (9 ounces), which he received simultaneously with former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from the hands of former German President Roman Herzog. He has also received numerous Swedish prizes and awards.

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