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: The Gold Standard: Retrospect and Prospect

Authors: PC Earle, W Luther


Title: The Relevance of Bitcoin to the Regression Theorem: Reply to Pickering

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 25 (1), 2021

Title: Two paths forward for Austrian macroeconomics

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: The Review of Austrian Economics 34, 289-297, 2021

Title: Cross-Country Differences in Personal Protection Equipment Use

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Journal of Private Enterprise 35 (4), 21-27, 2020

Title: Estimating the effect of state-level stay-at-home orders

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper, 2020

Title: Four principles for a base money regime

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Cato Journal 40 (2), 533-545, 2020