- Silver Winner in Health/Medicine/Nutrition
- Winner in “Culture” Category
2012 Sir Antony Fisher Award Finalist (March 2012): The Atlas Network selected The Independent Review, the Independent Institutes scholarly quarterly journal, as a Finalist for the 2012 Sir Antony Fisher Award.
Since 1990, Atlas has honored its late founder via the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards. The Fisher Award recognizes the institutes that published a book, magazine, report, monograph, or study that, in the opinion of the judges, made the greatest contribution to public understanding of the free society.
- Gold Medal Winner in Current Events (Foreign Affairs/Military)
- One of the Five Best Books on Public Choice
- Honorable Mention in Reference Category (2011 Revised Edition)
1995 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award (Awarded by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation)
- Third Place (1995 First Edition)
- Bronze Medal Winner in Finance/Investment/Economics
- Silver Medal Winner in Finance/Investment/Economics
- Grand Prize Winner
Choice Magazine (American Library Association)
- Compilation of Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates
Choice Magazine (January 2008) (American Library Association)
- Outstanding Academic Book
This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. The list is quite selective. . . . In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors apply several criteria to reviewed titles: overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students, and importance in building undergraduate library collections.
Society Magazine (January/February 2007)
- Book of the Month
- Finalist in Professional/Technical
- Winner: Free Market Solutions to Poverty
In 2008, the Independent Institute uncovered compelling evidence of the entrepreneurial energy that is the true catalyst of economic progress. In this book Alvaro Vargas Llosa and a select group of economists examined real world examples of successful entrepreneurship. They argue that instead of distributing wealth, developing countries should work to create it. The book examines the business strategies that have enabled individuals with very little means except a wealth of vision and tenacity, to flourish beyond all reasonable expectations. The story-telling style of the book and its effective way of connecting with the general public increases its appeal.
- Silver Medal Winner in Science
- Winner in Political/Current Events