About Us

We are an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to research and education in the tradition of Adam Smith.

Ideas matter. They affect our future. The ideas of Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, has unleashed unprecedented prosperity for billions.

That is why we are passionate about communicating his ideas. We advocate for a society based on individual self-responsibility, limited government, the rule of law, freedom of exchange, and permissionless innovation.

Global Partners

The Adam Smith Center is part of a global network of classical liberal scholars, think tanks, and educational organisations. We work with these thought leaders to make the case for pro-market principles in society.


We are part of the Atlas Network which comprises more than 500 pro-market think tanks in 90s countries which promote localised and homegrown initiatives to alleviate poverty. As part of the Doing Development Differently project, the Atlas Network assists local NGOs to improve access to capital and the ease of doing business.


We have also worked with the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University on a joint Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) event series, which has covered topics such as understanding class divides and the origins of modern prosperity.