About the Nassau Institute

Founded in 1995 The Nassau Institute is a research institute – a think tank- that promotes capitalism and free markets. Our mission is to formulate and promote public policies for The Bahamas based on the principles of limited government, individual freedom, and the rule of law.

The Nassau Institute encourages the revival of historical research promoting the free and enterprising commonwealth and countering the political philosophy of statism in all its forms.

The Institute draws from the works of scholars such as Ludwig Von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard and others of the Austrian School as well as contemporary economists such as Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, George Reisman and numerous others who have advanced the cause of liberty.

Joan M. Thompson
President Emeritus
Businesswoman
Deceased (1927 – 2015)

Rick Lowe
President/Treasurer
Businessman
Tel: (242) 302-0130 x 2226

Sidney Sweeting, DDS
Director
Retired – Former Dentist
Tel: (242) 322-1770

Peter Young OBE, MA
Director
Retired – Former British High Commissioner
Tel: (242) 324-4089

Leandra Esfakis
Director
Attorney
Tel: (242) 356-3156

Jorge Borlandelli
Secretary
Economist/Banker

Richard Darville
Director
Insurance Executive
Tel: (242) 302-3900

Randy Forbes
Director
Assistant Professor of Economics
College of The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 302-4300

DeCosta Bethel
Director
Industrial/Mechanical Engineer
Businessman
Tel: (242) 557-2554


Office and Milton Friedman Room located at The Bay Street Business Centre, Bay & Deveaux Streets, Nassau N.P. Bahamas.
Telephone: (242) 302-0130 extension 2226