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.)

Thomas L. Hogan

Associate Senior Research Fellow

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Suggested Topics:

The Federal Reserve, the Gold Standard, the 2008 Financial Crisis, and Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

Thomas L. Hogan, Ph.D., is a senior research fellow at AIER. He was formerly the chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. His primary research interests include banking regulation and monetary policy.

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William J. Luther

William J. Luther

Director, Sound Money Project

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Suggested Topics:

Bitcoin, Monetary Policy

William J. Luther is an associate 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. He is currently ranked among the top five percent of business authors by the Social Science Research Network.

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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Peter C. Earle

Peter C. Earle

Senior Research Fellow

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Suggested Topics:

Financial Markets; Cryptocurrencies, Digital Currencies, Virtual Currencies, and CBDCs; The Accuracy of Economic and Financial Metrics; Statelessness and Order.

Peter C. Earle is an economist who joined AIER in 2018. Prior to that he spent over 20 years as a trader and analyst at a number of securities firms and hedge funds in the New York metropolitan area. His research focuses on financial markets, monetary policy, and problems in economic measurement. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, NPR, and in numerous other media outlets and publications. Pete holds an MA in Applied Economics from American University, an MBA (Finance), and a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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James R. Harrigan

James R. Harrigan

Senior Research Fellow

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Suggested Topics:

Political Philosophy, American Founding, Pop Culture, Deficits and Debt

James R. Harrigan is a Senior Research Fellow at AIER. He is also co-host of the Words & Numbers podcast.

Dr. Harrigan was previously Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, and later served as Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies and Strata, where he was also a Senior Research Fellow.

He has written extensively for the popular press, with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and a host of other outlets. He is also co-author of Cooperation & Coercion. His current work focuses on the intersections between political economy, public policy, and political philosophy.

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Ryan M. Yonk

Ryan M. Yonk

Director of Educational Programs

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Suggested Topics:

Public Policy, Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Quality of Life, Economic and Personal Freedom, and State and Local Issues.

Ryan M. Yonk is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. Ryan is a Political Economist focusing in Public Choice Economics and Public Policy. His research focuses on Public Policy questions. These questions include Environmental and Energy Economics, State and Local Policy as well as questions 0f Life Quality and Economic Well Being. In general his research explores how policy can be better crafted to achieve greater individual autonomy and prosperity.

He is the (co) author or editor of numerous books including Green V. Green, Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment, The Reality of American Energy, and Politics and Quality of Life: The Role of Well-Being in Political Outcomes. He has also (co) authored numerous articles in academic journals and popular outlets.

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