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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

Cato Studies

Monetary Policy in an Uncertain World: The Case for Rules

Working Paper No. 47. August 16, 2017.

Monetarism with Chinese Characteristics

Working Paper No. 42. February 14, 2017.

The Genesis and Evolution of China’s Economic Liberalization

Working Paper No. 38. August 22, 2016.


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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