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|Discipline||Public policy, political science|
|Edited by||James A. Dorn|
Cato Institute (United States)
|ISSN|| 0273-3072 |
The Cato Journal is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal which covers public policy from an Austro-libertarian point of view.It was established in 1981 and is published by the Cato Institute. It publishes articles discussing politics and economy. The journal is 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". The editor-in-chief is James A. Dorn (Cato Institute).
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