William J. Luther

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William J. Luther is an assistant professor of economics at Kenyon College, 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. He is currently ranked 31st on the Social Science Research Network’s Top 8,000 Economics 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, 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. 16

35th Annual Monetary Conference

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

Nov. 17-19

“Cash, Crime, and Cryptocurrencies”

Southern Economic Association

Tampa, FL

Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Liberty and the War on Cash

Liberty Fund

San Antonio, TX

Feb. 21

“Will Bitcoin Survive?”

St. Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

April 1-4

“Regulatory Ambiguity in the Market for Bitcoin”

Association of Private Enterprise Education

Las Vegas, NV

Aug. 10-11

Applied Topics in Policy

Mercatus Center

Arlington, VA