Documents/FI/Values


  • Value [1] Freedom

  • Value [2] Prosperity

  • Value [3] Choice

  • Value [4] Competitive Markets

  • Value [5] Personal Responsibility

  • Value [6] Measurement
    • Measurement is the foundation for all our work. Careful, accurate, rigorous measurement. "If it matters, measure it" is a slogan you will see around our office. Things that are measured can be talked about. Things that are talked about in the public arena eventually become part of the climate of opinion. That is how measurement can change the climate of opinion.

  • Value [7] Research
    • A rigorous research methodology that lays out clearly how we arrive at specific conclusions.

  • Value [8] Transparency
    • The Fraser Institute promotes transparency in research - in other words, our methodology is open and clearly explained, and others can replicate our conclusions. In addition, the source of our data is always provided.

  • Value [9] Independence
    • Sometimes our research recommends public policy solutions that some people feel are controversial. We are a completely independent research organization that develops independent conclusions and recommendations. Beholden to no one, our conclusions and recommendations may be different from reports produced by organizations who receive government funding. We also do not accept any contracts for research... All research is subject to rigorous review by external experts, and is conducted and published separately from the Institute's Board of Trustees and its donors.

  • Value [10] Knowledge
    • We work to ensure that people become more knowledgeable about the outcomes of various public policies and can then make more informed decisions.

  • Value [11] Informed Decision Making

  • Value [12] Opinions
    • The opinions expressed by staff or author(s) are those of the individuals themselves, and should not be interpreted to reflect those of the Institute, its Board of Trustees, or its donors and supporters.

  • Value [13] Public Discussion
    • As a healthy part of public discussion among fellow citizens who desire to improve the lives of people through better public policy, the Institute welcomes evidence-focused scrutiny of the research we publish, including verification of data sources, replication of analytical methods, and intelligent debate about the practical effects of policy recommendations.

  • Value [14] Evidence-Focused Scrutiny

  • Value [15] Intelligent Debate