Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow

Bastiat Scholar in Free Enterprise

Doug Bandow is the Bastiat Scholar in Free Enterprise at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Vice President of Policy for Citizen Outreach, a Washington, D.C.-based grassroots political organization. He was formerly a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, nationally syndicated columnist with Copley News Service, and editor of the monthly political magazine Inquiry. Before that he served as a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and as a Senior Policy Analyst in the 1980 Reagan for President campaign.

He has been widely published in such periodicals as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Christianity Today, Foreign Policy, Harper's, National Interest, National Review, New Republic, Orbis, and World, as well as leading newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Bandow has written and edited several books, including Foreign Follies: America's New Global Empire (Xulon Press, 2006); Leviathan Unchained: Washington's Bipartisan Big Government Consensus (forthcoming, Xulon Press); The Korean Conundrum: America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea (Palgrave/Macmillan, coauthor); Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World (Cato Institute); Perpetuating Poverty: The World Bank, the IMF, and the Developing World (Cato Institute, co-editor); The Politics of Plunder: Misgovernment in Washington (Transaction); Beyond Good Intentions: A Biblical View of Politics (Crossway); and Military Manpower and Human Resources (National Defense University).

He has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including ABC Nightly News, American Interests, CBS Evening News, Crossfire, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Nightline, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He received his B.S. in Economics from Florida State University in 1976 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1979.