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Gerald P. O’Driscoll

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Historical Period:
The 20th Century and Beyond


Gerald O’Driscoll is a widely quoted expert on international economic issues, including trade, finance and economic development. Formerly 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 is published widely in leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on national radio and television, including the News Hour with Jim Lehrer. With a dozen years experience as a university professor, O’Driscoll speaks regularly at academic conferences and universities. He writes and speaks on such diverse topics as trade, foreign aid, the International Monetary Fund, and property rights. O’Driscoll holds a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from UCLA. He has served as a vice president at both the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Citigroup, and was staff director of the congressionally created Meltzer Commission on international financial institutions.



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