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William J. Luther is AIER’s Sound Money Project Director and Associate Professor of Economics at Florida Atlantic University. His research focuses primarily on issues of currency adoption. He has published articles in leading academic journals including the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Institutional Economics, Public Choice and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. His popular articles have appeared in The Economist, Forbes and US News & World Report. His work has been covered by major media outlets including NPR, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, TIME Magazine, National Review, Fox Nation and VICE News.

Luther received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Capital University. He was a member of the AIER Summer Fellowship Program in 2010 and 2011.

Selected publications

Cash, crime and cryptocurrencies.Co-authored with Joshua R. Hendrickson. Economics and Finance Quarterly Review (expected).

Central Bank Independence and the New Regime of the Federal Reserve System“. Co-authored with Jerry L. Jordan. Economics and Finance Quarterly Review (May 2022).

Federal Reserve Response to COVID-19 Reduction: An Initial Evaluation.Co-authored with Nicholas Kachanosky, Brian Katsinger, Thomas L. Hogan, and Alexander W. Salter. Southern Economic Journal (March 2021).

Bitcoin is money? And what does it mean.Co-authored with Peter K. Hazlett. Economics and Finance Quarterly Review (August 2020).

Is Bitcoin a decentralized payment mechanism?Co-authored with Sean Stein Smith. Journal of Institutional Economics (March 2020).

Endogenous matching and money with random consumer preferences.Co-authored with Thomas L. Hogan. BE Journal of Theoretical Economics (June 2019).

Adaptation and the Central Bank.Co-authored with Alexander W. Salter. public choice (January 2019).

Getting off the ground: The case of Bitcoin.Journal of Institutional Economics (2019).

bitcoin ban“. Co-authored with Joshua R. Hendrickson. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2017).

Bitcoin and salvation.Co-authored with Alexander W. Salter. Economics and Finance Quarterly Review (2017).

The Political Economy of Bitcoin.Co-authored with Joshua R. Hendrickson and Thomas L. Hogan. Economic investigation (2016).

Cryptocurrencies, network effects and switching costs.Modern economic policy (2016).

Positively valued fiat money after the disappearance of the sovereign: the case of Somalia“. Co-authored with Lawrence H. White. Overview of Behavioral Economics (2016).

Monetary mechanism of statelessness in Somalia.public choice (2015).

Books by William J. Luther