Member Directory

Nikhil Sridhar is a research associate at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. His research experience includes projects in monetary economics, the history of macroeconomic thought, banking regulation, and fintech. He has additional interests in political economy and financial economics, particularly in the context of commodity and currency markets.

Nikhil received a BA in political science at Duke University and is currently an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Jennifer J. Schulp is the Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, where she focuses on the regulation of securities and capital markets. Before joining Cato, Schulp was a director in the Department of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), representing FINRA in investigations and disciplinary proceedings relating to violations of the federal securities laws and self‐​regulatory organization rules. She was a lawyer in private practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Prior to private practice, Schulp clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was awarded the Karl Llewelyn Cup and the Thomas R. Mulroy Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. She holds an A.B. in political science from the University of Chicago.

Nicholas Anthony is the manager of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Before joining Cato, Anthony worked both as an economic and marketing consultant and a clinical laboratory technician. He has previously written for the Foundation of Economic Education and is currently pursuing research projects regarding emergent dynamics within currencies and the effects of post-crisis Fed policy.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anthony received a BS in Economics and Business Administration from Towson University, and an MA in economics from George Mason University.

Amanda Griffiths is the editorial director at the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and the managing editor of the Cato Journal. She also works cross-departmentally to provide editorial content review for other Cato publications.

Amanda holds an MA from the University of Chicago, where she concentrated on political and social thought; and a BA from the University of Southern California, where she concentrated on political science, acting, and Italian. Her general research interests include political economy, political parties and public opinion, and theories of freedom and power.

In particular, Amanda writes extensively on Niccolò Machiavelli, and has recently begun to research, publish, and present on the relationship between Machiavellian and Stoic political thought.

Fritz Machlup was an Austrian-American economist who lived from December 15, 1902 – January 30, 1983.

J.P. Koning is a financial writer and blogger with interests in monetary economics, economic history, finance, and fintech. He has worked as an equity researcher at a Canadian brokerage firm and a financial writer and publisher at a large Canadian bank. More recently, he has written several papers for R3, a distributed ledger company, on the topics of central bank cryptocurrency and cross border payments. He founded the popular blog Moneyness in 2012. He designs economics and financial wallcharts at Financial Graph & Art. Koning earned his B.A. in Economics from McGill University.