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Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr.

Gerald O’Driscoll is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is a widely quoted expert on international monetary and financial issues.

Previously the director of the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Heritage Foundation, O’Driscoll was senior editor of the annual Index of Economic Freedom, co-published by Heritage and the Wall Street Journal. He has also served as vice president and director of policy analysis at Citigroup. Before that, he was vice president and economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He also served as staff director of the congessionally mandated Meltzer Commission on international financial institutions. O’Driscoll has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Iowa State University, and New York University. He is widely published in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal. He appears frequently on national radio and television, including Fox Business News, CNBC, and Bloomberg. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and is a director of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. O’Driscoll holds a BA in economics from Fordham University, and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr.'s Articles

Can the Fed Raise Interest Rates?

The Fed cannot raise interest rates, even if the desire is there.

- August 15, 2016

What Do We Mean by Sound Money?

As a matter of history, sound money is associated with commodity money.

JPMorgan Chase and Casino Banking

Various suggestions have been made to address excessive risk-taking by financial firms backed by the taxpayers. It is time to take them more seriously.

Money, Inflation, and Rising World Commodity Prices

Chairman Bernanke is being disingenuous about the options foreign central banks and governments have to counteract the Fed’s easy-money policy that threatens a global outbreak of inflation similar to the 1970s.

- February 28, 2011

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