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: Bitcoin and the future of digital payments

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: The Independent Review 20 (3), 397-404, 2016

Title: Cryptocurrencies, network effects, and switching costs

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Contemporary Economic Policy 34 (3), 553-571, 2016

Title: Mises and the Moderns on the Inessentiality of Money in Equilibrium

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: The Review of Austrian Economics 29, 1-13, 2016

Title: On the empirical relevance of the Mises–Hayek theory of the trade cycle

Authors: WJ Luther, M Cohen

Publication: Studies in Austrian Macroeconomics 20, 79-103, 2016

Title: Positively valued fiat money after the sovereign disappears: The case of Somalia

Authors: WJ Luther, LH White

Publication: Review of Behavioral Economics 3 (3-4), 311-334, 2016

Title: Regulating Bitcoin: On What Grounds?

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Reframing Financial Markets Regulation, 391-415, 2016