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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 ten 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


Creating a Harmonious Global Economic Order

Caixin Online. February 17, 2015.

The Hidden Costs of Monetary Mischief

Investor’s Business Daily (Online). January 22, 2015.

The Importance of Property Rights for China’s Future

Caixin Online. January 9, 2015.

Cato Studies

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.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Equality, Justice, and Freedom: A Constitutional Perspective

Cato Journal. Fall 2014.

Editor’s Note

Cato Journal. Spring/Summer 2014.

How China Became Capitalist

Cato Journal. Fall 2013.