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 implicit costs of government deposit insurance

Authors: TL Hogan, WJ Luther

Publication: Journal of Private Enterprise 31 (2), 1-13, 2016

Title: The Implicit Costs of Government Deposit Insurance

Authors: WJ Luther, TL Hogan

Publication: Journal of Private Enterprise 31 (2), 2016

Title: The optimal Austrian business cycle theory

Authors: AW Salter, WJ Luther

Publication: Studies in Austrian Macroeconomics 20, 45-60, 2016

Title: The political economy of bitcoin

Authors: JR Hendrickson, TL Hogan, WJ Luther

Publication: Economic Inquiry 54 (2), 925-939, 2016

Title: Bitcoin is Memory

Authors: J Olson, WJ Luther

Publication: Journal of Prices & Markets 3 (3), 22-33, 2015

Title: Gunnar Heinsohn and Otto Steiger, Ownership Economics: On the Foundations of Interest, Money, Markets, Business Cycles and Economic Development, edited …

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Journal of the History of Economic Thought 37 (1), 155-157, 2015