William J. Luther

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Director, Sound Money Project

William J. Luther is the Director of AIER’s Sound Money Project and an Associate Professor of Economics at Florida Atlantic University. His research focuses primarily on questions of currency acceptance. He has published articles in leading scholarly journals, including Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Institutional Economics, Public Choice, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. His popular writings have appeared in The Economist, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. His work has been featured by major media outlets, including NPR, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, TIME Magazine, National Review, Fox Nation, and VICE News. Luther earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason University and his B.A. in Economics at Capital University. He was an AIER Summer Fellowship Program participant in 2010 and 2011.

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Research Publications by William J. Luther

Title: Evaluating the Range of Currency Denominations Circulating in Somalia

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Working Paper, 2012

Title: Hayek, Keynes, and modern macroeconomics

Authors: R Koppl, WJ Luther

Publication: The Review of Austrian Economics 25, 223-241, 2012

Title: Labor economics from an austrian perspective

Authors: PJ Boettke, WJ Luther

Publication: GMU Working Paper in Economics, 2012

Title: Monetary equilibrium and price stickiness reconsidered: A reply to Bagus and Howden

Authors: WJ Luther, AW Salter

Publication: The Review of Austrian Economics 25, 263-269, 2012

Title: Money without a State

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: George Mason University, 2012

Title: Synthesizing State and Spontaneous Order Theories of Money

Authors: AW Salter, WJ Luther

Publication: Advances in Austrian Economics 18, 2014, 2012