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Policy Experts in Financial Regulation

The Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives is expanding its financial regulation policy team! We are seeking two financial regulatory policy experts, particularly in the areas of banking regulation and financial technology to work in our DC office. If you are an entrepreneurial, hard-working self-starter, who is enthusiastic about developing and promoting public policy alternatives to our present financial regulatory system that ensure a stable, flourishing, and free society, we encourage you to apply.

Company Overview:

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more powerful in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.

Cato established the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives in 2014, responding to a growing need for robust research on and analysis of the expansive role central banks and government regulation of finance began to play in the economy after the 2008 crisis and ensuing recession. The Center is dedicated to revealing the shortcomings of today’s centralized, bureaucratic, and discretionary monetary and financial regulatory systems and to identifying, studying, and promoting alternatives more conducive to a stable, flourishing, and free society. Cato Institute is an EOE.

Responsibilities:

A policy expert plays an integral role in advancing the Center’s mission, and is responsible for:

  • Producing, soliciting, editing, summarizing, and promoting policy research on issues related to the policy expert’s portfolio.
  • Providing timely commentary on issues related to the policy expert’s portfolio, including in the form of Op-Eds and media appearances.
  • Developing a wider audience for the Center’s content, including among policymakers, media outlets, and other scholarly policy organizations.
  • Contributing to the Center’s overall mission by actively participating in Center initiatives and identifying new areas of exploration.

Requirements:

  • Position requirements vary depending on the policy area. In your cover letter, please indicate which of the two primary fields of financial regulation expertise you possess, as well as any secondary areas of financial regulation that you are qualified to write and speak on competently and authoritatively.

Banking Regulation

Required

  • A JD with at least five years of experience OR a PhD in economics or finance with some policy experience.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the banking regulatory system, especially Dodd-Frank provisions and Basel requirements, as well as familiarity with recent reform proposals, such as the Financial CHOICE Act.
  • Superior research, writing, and communication skills.
  • A commitment to identifying and promoting alternatives to the existing monetary and financial regulatory systems that are more conducive to a stable, flourishing, and free society.

Preferred

  • Experience on Capitol Hill, at a financial regulator, or in a policy-focused practice at a law firm.
  • Additional expertise in other areas of financial regulation, such as housing finance, consumer finance, or financial technology.

Financial Technology

Required

  • A Master degree or other graduate degree.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the fast-paced, ever-changing FinTech sector, and the regulatory framework, at both the state and federal level, in which FinTech operates.
  • Superior research, writing, and communication skills.
  • A commitment to identifying and promoting alternatives to the existing monetary and financial regulatory systems that are more conducive to a stable, flourishing, and free society.

Preferred

  • A Master degree with 2-3 years of experience, a JD or LLM, or PhD.
  • Additional financial regulations expertise and/or experience with cryptocurrency technologies, such as Bitcoin.

 

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