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: Is Bitcoin a decentralized payment mechanism?

Authors: WJ Luther, SS Smith

Publication: Journal of Institutional Economics 16 (4), 433-444, 2020

Title: Is bitcoin money? And what that means

Authors: PK Hazlett, WJ Luther

Publication: The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 77, 144-149, 2020

Title: Michael R. Strain’s The American Dream Is Not Dead

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Independent Review 25 (2), 152, 2020

Title: Regulatory ambiguity in the market for bitcoin

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: The Review of Austrian Economics, 1-14, 2020

Title: Adaptation and central banking

Authors: AW Salter, WJ Luther

Publication: Public Choice 180 (3-4), 243-256, 2019