William Luther

Associate Professor of Economics

William J. Luther is an Associate 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.

Luther’s research focuses primarily on questions of currency acceptance and the role governments play in determining commonly accepted media of exchange. 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 famous works have appeared in The Economist, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report.

An internationally renowned expert on cryptocurrencies, Luther’s research has been cited by major media outlets, including NPR, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Fox Nation, and VICE News. You can follow him on Twitter (@williamjluther).

Luther holds M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University and B.A. in economics at Capital University.

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