Architect of Prosperity

Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the making of Hong Kong is a book about Sir John Cowperthwaite – the man Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman identified as being behind Hong Kong’s remarkable post-war economic transformation.

Despite there being some articles about him and effusive obituaries there have, until now, been no published biographies of Cowperthwaite.

This is a unique story of dogged free market economics coupled with post-war British public administration and the true grit and ingenuity of the Chinese people. Were these policies unique to a time and place, or are there lessons that we can draw from Cowperthwaite and Hong Kong’s success?

The book won the Gold Medal for best biography (2017) from Axiom Awards.

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