Cato Journal

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Cato Journal
DisciplinePublic policy, political science
Edited byJames A. Dorn
Publication details
Cato Institute (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Cato J.
OCLC no.637792412

The Cato Journal was a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal that covered public policy from an Austro-libertarian point of view.[1] It was established in 1981 and published by the Cato Institute. It published articles discussing politics and economy. The journal was a "free-market, public policy journal ... for scholars concerned with questions of public policy, yet it is written and edited to be accessible to the interested lay reader".[2] The final editor-in-chief was James A. Dorn. The final issue was released in 2021.


The journal was established in 1981, when two issues were published. The frequency of publication has been triannual since 1982, with the exception of volume 15 for 1995. The Fall 2001 issue of the Cato Journal describes itself as "An interdisciplinary journal of public policy analysis" and contains articles by Alan Greenspan, Thomas M. Humphrey, Charles I.Plosser, Manuel H. Johnson, William A. Niskanen, Robert D. McTeer, Kevin Dowd, and Alan Reynolds, among others.[3] In 2004/2005, the grouping together of issues into volumes switched from a Spring-Fall-Winter grouping to a Winter-Spring-Fall grouping, thereby synchronizing it with the calendar year.[4] In Fall 2021, the Cato Journal released its final issue: Vol. 41, No. 3.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Block, Walter. "Austro-Libertarian movement journals". Ludwig von Mises Institute. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Cato Journal". Journal homepage. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Monetary Policy in the New Economy". Cato Journal. 21 (Fall, Number 2). 2001.
  4. ^ "Cato Journal Archives". Cato Institute. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  5. ^ Dorn, James A (Fall 2021). "Editor's Note". The Cato Journal. 41 (3): iii–iv.
  6. ^ The Cato Journal: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Public Policy Analysis: Final Issue. Cato Institute. 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-10-16. Retrieved 2023-09-23.

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