William J. Luther

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William J. Luther is an assistant professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, director of the American Institute for Economic Research’s Sound Money Project, and an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. In March 2018, he was ranked 155th on the Social Science Research Network’s Top 12,000 Business Authors.

Luther’s 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 works have appeared in The Economist, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. He has been cited by major media outlets, including NPR, TIME Magazine, VICE News, and Al Jazeera.

Luther earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason University and his B.A. in Economics at Capital University.


April 5-8

“Regulatory Ambiguity in the Market for Bitcoin”

Association of Private Enterprise Education

Nassau, Bahamas

May 19-22

Regional Meeting

Mont Pelerin Society

Fort Worth, TX

Nov. 14


Cato Institute

Washington, DC