AIER Speaker Series

The following AIER staff and scholars are made available to speak at any domestic Bastiat Society chapter. Requests from international chapters are considered on a case-by-case basis. (All speaker requests are subject to availability.)


Edward Stringham
President

Topic: "Private vs Public Governance"

Edward Peter Stringham is President of the American Institute for Economic Research, Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College, and editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise.

He is editor of two books and author of more than seventy journal articles, book chapters, and policy studies. His work has been discussed on more than 100 broadcast stations, including CBS, CNBC, CNN, Headline News, NPR, and MTV. A frequent guest on Fox and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal , in 2016 Rise Global ranked Stringham as the 77th most influential economist.

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Max Gulker
Senior Reseasrch Fellow

Topic: "Markets and Technology: What We Can and Can't Predict"

Max Gulker is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2015. His research often focuses on free markets and technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, and internet commerce. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, especially on blockchain technology. Max’s research and writing also touch on other economic topics, including governance, competition, and small businesses.

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Bob Hughes
Senior Research Fellow

Topic:  "AIER's Business Cycle Indicators"

Bob Hughes is a Senior Research Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research. He joined AIER in 2013 following more than 25 years in economic and financial markets research on Wall Street. 

Bob was formerly the head of Global Equity Strategy for Brown Brothers Harriman, where he developed equity investment strategy combining top-down macro analysis with bottom-up fundamentals.

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William Luther
Director, Sound Money Project

Topic: "The Value of BitCoin"

William J. Luther is an assistant professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, director of the American Institute for Economic Research’s Sound Money Project, and an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. As of July 2018, he was ranked 21st on the Social Science Research Network’s Top 8,000 Economics Authors.

Luther’s research focuses primarily on questions of currency acceptance and the role governments play in determining commonly accepted media of exchange.

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Jeffrey Tucker
Editorial Director

Topic: "Ultimate Foundation of Blockchain Technology"

Jeffrey Tucker is editorial director of the American Institute for Economic Research. He is also CEO of the Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy, a managing partner of Vellum Capital, CLO of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, economics adviser to FreeSociety.com, a research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, and author of eight books.

In addition to 8 books, he has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.

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