Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker with an M.A. in the History of Ideas. He is a native of Sweden, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He is a frequent commentator in Swedish and international media and a regular columnist in Aftonbladet, Sweden’s largest news group.
Norberg has written 20 books covering a broad range of topics, including global economics and popular science. The breakthrough came with In Defence of Global Capitalism (2003), published in more than 25 countries. His most recent book, the celebrated Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016) was chosen as the Book of the Year by The Economist, Guardian and Observer. The Economist calls it “a tornado of evidence… a blast of good sense”.
Johan Norberg regularly writes and hosts documentaries on development, economics and current affairs, in most cases for American television, including Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis, Power to the People, Free or Equal and India Awakes. For his 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.