2021 Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom, Grading America’s Governors

by Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, Donna Arduin & Jonathan Williams


Who are the best governors in America?

States have long been incubators of policy innovation. In that context, Governors, even those overseeing historically disadvantaged states or cooperating with unwilling legislatures, have numerous tools at hand, including the power to propose positive economic policies, veto poor ones and exercise the power of the podium. The 2021(2020) Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom assigns multiple rankings, subdivided into multiple metric categories, to each of our nation’s governors. All of these overarching categorical rankings are then combined to compute an overall ranking of 1 to 50 for each governor.

To let us know what you think are some of the best U.S. governors, click below to visit our new website, RankMyGovernor.org.