The Cato Institute's Mark Calabria (pictured second from the left) is a top critic of former President Barack Obama's Wall Street reform laws. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Cato Institute’s Mark Calabria (pictured second from the left) is a top critic of former President Barack Obama’s Wall Street reform laws. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A libertarian finance expert and top critic of former President Barack Obama‘s Wall Street reform laws is headed to the White House.

Mark Calabria, previously the director of financial regulatory studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, D.C., reportedly will serve as Vice President Mike Pence‘s chief economist.

Politico first reported the news. A representative for Cato referred inquiries to a spokesman for Pence, who did not respond to inquiries.

As a think tank expert, Calabria has frequently testified on Capitol Hill and commented on finance and banking in the media.

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