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James A. Dorn is vice president for monetary studies, editor of the Cato Journal, senior fellow, and director of Cato’s annual monetary conference. He has written widely on Federal Reserve policy and monetary reform and is an expert on China’s economic liberalization. He has edited more than 10 books, including The Search for Stable Money (with Anna J. Schwartz), The Future of Money in the Information Age, and China in the New Millennium. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, and scholarly journals. He writes regularly for From 1984 to 1990, he served on the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Dorn has been a visiting scholar at the Central European University and Fudan University in Shanghai. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.

More from James A. Dorn


The Pitfalls of the Federal Reserve’s Zero Interest Rate Policy

Caixin Online. October 15, 2015.

China’s Financial System: the Tension between State and Market

Cayman Financial Review. October 7, 2015.

Markets Will Rule in the Long Run

US News and World Report. September 16, 2015.

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Ending Financial Repression in China

Economic Development Bulletin No. 5. January 26, 2006.

U.S.-China Relations in the Wake of CNOOC

Policy Analysis No. 553. November 2, 2005.


QE3 No Quick Fix For U.S.

Beijing Review. September 8, 2011.

Prospect of a Global Trade War

Caixin: China 2011. January 2011.

The Rise of Government and the Decline of Morality

The Freeman. Vol. 60. No. 6. August 2010.

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