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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


Let’s Not Start a War on Cash

Orange County Register. September 23, 2016.

How Central Banks Cause Financial Crises

Investor’s Business Daily (Online). August 12, 2016.

Unconventional Fed Policy Hasn’t Paid Off

U.S. News & World Report. December 17, 2015.

Cato Studies

The Genesis and Evolution of China’s Economic Liberalization

Working Paper No. 38. August 22, 2016.

China’s Challenge: Expanding the Market, Limiting the State

Working Paper No. 34. December 3, 2015.

Ending Financial Repression in China

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


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

Fall 2016

Cato Journal. Fall 2016.

Editor’s Note

Cato Journal. Spring/Summer 2016.

Spring/Summer 2016

Cato Journal. Spring 2016.