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Dalibor Rohac was a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His work focused on international political economy and development. Before joining Cato, he was an economist at the London-based Legatum Institute, where he worked on topics ranging from the Eurozone crisis to economic transitions in the Arab world. Rohac has worked at the Office of the President of the Czech Republic, has been a research associate at the Centre for the New Europe in Brussels and was a Weidenfeld Scholar at Oxford University. Rohac’s articles have been published in the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal Europe, Los Angeles Times, American Interest, Policy Review, Weekly Standard, National Review Online, and other outlets. He has also authored a number of scholarly articles published in professional journals, including Kyklos, Constitutional Political Economy, Economic Affairs, and European Journal for the History of Economic Thought. Rohac holds a Ph.D. in political economy from King’s College London, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, an M.A. from George Mason University and an undergraduate degree from Charles University in Prague.

More from Dalibor Rohac


Cranks, Trolls, and Useful Idiots

Foreign Policy (Online). March 12, 2015.

The Battle for Central Europe

The Weekly Standard. February 20, 2015.

Ukraine Must Fix Itself

Financial Times. February 13, 2015.

Cato Studies

The Dead Hand of Socialism: State Ownership in the Arab World

Policy Analysis No. 753. August 25, 2014.

Sustaining the Economic Rise of Africa

Economic Development Bulletin No. 22. August 1, 2014.

Understanding Political Islam

Economic Development Bulletin No. 20. June 23, 2014.


Religion as a Commitment Device: The Economics of Political Islam

Kyklos. Vol. 66. No. 2. May 2013.

What Are the Lessons from Post-Communist Transitions?

Economic Affairs. Vol. 33. No. 1. February 6, 2013.

Towards Sound Monetary Order

Economic Affairs. Vol. 31. No. 3. October 2012.