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Gerald O’Driscoll is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is a widely quoted expert on international monetary and financial issues. Previously the director of the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Heritage Foundation, O’Driscoll was senior editor of the annual Index of Economic Freedom, co-published by Heritage and the Wall Street Journal. He has also served as vice president and director of policy analysis at Citigroup. Before that, he was vice president and economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He also served as staff director of the congessionally mandated Meltzer Commission on international financial institutions. O’Driscoll has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Iowa State University, and New York University. He is widely published in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal. He appears frequently on national radio and television, including Fox Business News, CNBC, and Bloomberg. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and is a director of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. O’Driscoll holds a BA in economics from Fordham University, and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

More from Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr.


The Fed Flirts With the Right Move at the Wrong Time

The Wall Street Journal. August 24, 2015.

Right Federal Reserve Policy Must Be Based on Rule of Law

Investor’s Business Daily. December 5, 2014.

The Fed Can’t Fix What Ails the Economy

Real Clear Markets. July 21, 2014.

Cato Studies

Central Banks: Reform or Abolish?

Working Paper No. 11. October 15, 2012.

Asset Bubbles and Their Consequences

Briefing Paper No. 103. May 20, 2008.

Property Rights: The Key to Economic Development

Policy Analysis No. 482. August 7, 2003.


Hayek and the Scots on Liberty

The Journal of Private Enterprise. Vol. 30. No. 2. Summer 2015.

Theories of Financial Disturbance: An Examination of Critical Theories of Finance from Adam Smith to the Present Day October 2005.

International Trade and Global Stability

Economic Affairs. Vol. 25. No. 2. June 2005.

Cato Reviews & Journals


33rd Annual Monetary Conference

November 12, 2015. Conference.

32nd Annual Monetary Conference

November 6, 2014. Conference.

31st Annual Monetary Conference

November 14, 2013. Conference.