Lawrence H. White

Professor of Economics

George Mason University

Lawrence H. White is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is an expert on banking and monetary policy and previously taught at New York University, the University of Georgia, and Missouri – St. Louis. Also, Prof. White is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives.

He is the author of several books like The Clash of Economic Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2012), The Theory of Monetary Institutions (Basil Blackwell, 1999), Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., Institute of Economic Affairs, 1995), and Competition and Currency (New York University Press, 1989).

Prof. White also is co-editor of Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution (Cato Institute, 2015) and editor of The History of Gold and Silver (3 vols., Pickering and Chatto, 2000), Free Banking (3 vols., Edward Elgar, 1993), and The Crisis in American Banking (NYU Press, 1993). His articles on monetary theory and banking history have appeared in the American Economic Review, Journal of Money, Credit, Banking, and other leading professional journals.

He received the 2008 Distinguished Scholar Award of the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He has been a visiting research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, a visiting lecturer at the Swiss National Bank, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Lawrence holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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