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Peter Van Doren is editor of the quarterly journal Regulation and an expert on the regulation of housing, land, energy, the environment, transportation, and labor. He has taught at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University), the School of Organization and Management (Yale University), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1987 to 1988 he was the postdoctoral fellow in political economy at Carnegie Mellon University. His writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Journal of Commerce, and the New York Post. Van Doren has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, and Voice of America.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the MIT and his master’s degree and doctorate from Yale University.

More from Peter Van Doren


Don’t Hate Airbnb – Profit from It

Townhall. November 9, 2018.

Understanding ‘Net Neutrality’ December 14, 2017.

Regulation without Results

U.S. News & World Report (Online). March 27, 2017.

Cato Studies

Mitt Romney’s Energy Plan

Working Paper No. 10. October 11, 2012.

Would a Stricter Fed Policy and Financial Regulation Have Averted the Financial Crisis?

Policy Analysis No. 648. October 8, 2009.

Don’t Increase Federal Gasoline Taxes—Abolish Them

Policy Analysis No. 598. August 7, 2007.


The Energy Security Obsession

The Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy. Vol. 6. No. 2. Summer 2008.

The Energy Security Obsession

The Italian Journal of Geopolitics. November 22, 2007.

The Ethanol Boondoggle

The Milken Institute Review. Winter 2007.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Working Papers

Regulation. Winter 2018-2019.

Working Papers

Regulation. Fall 2018.

Working Papers

Regulation. Summer 2018.


The Economics of Health Insurance Reform

January 26, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.

The Right Road for America: Top-Down Transportation Planning vs. Customer-Driven Mobility

September 15, 2009. Policy Forum.

Cato University 2008

July 20, 2008 to July 25, 2008. Conference.

Downsizing Government