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: Available at SSRN 2567510, 2015

Title: The monetary mechanism of stateless Somalia

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Public Choice 165 (1-2), 45-58, 2015

Title: Using NPR’s planet money podcast in principles of macroeconomics

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: Journal of Private Enterprise 30 (1), 143-154, 2015

Title: An empirical analysis of the Austrian business cycle theory

Authors: WJ Luther, M Cohen

Publication: Atlantic Economic Journal 42, 153-169, 2014

Title: Can Bitcoin become a major currency?

Authors: WJ Luther, LH White

Publication: Cayman Financial Review 36, 78-79, 2014

Title: Evenly rotating economy: A new modeling technique for an old equilibrium construct

Authors: WJ Luther

Publication: The Review of Austrian Economics 27, 403-417, 2014