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 October 2018, he was ranked 71st 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, 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.


Nov. 12

“Is Bitcoin a Bubble?”

Boise State University

Boise, ID

Nov. 16

The Past, Present, and Future of Currency

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Nov. 18-20

“Central Bank Independence and the Fed’s New Operating Regime”

Southern Economic Association

Washington, DC


“Is Bitcoin a Bubble?”

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY