Alternative Money University

Alternative Money University: Reading List

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This is a private webpage containing preparation materials for the first annual Alternative Money University. There will be 8 lectures and 2 keynote speeches over the course of the workshop. Each faculty member has provided required readings that will help students get the most out of their lectures. Below are links to those readings organized by lecture topic:

The Evolution of Money and Banks
George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

Free Banking in Theory and in Practice
Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Cryptocurrency: Private Currency of the Future?
Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University


The Place of Monetary Institutions in Monetary Theory

Randall Wright, Ray B. Zemon Professor of Liquid Assets, University of Wisconsin School of Business


Managing Fiat Money: Rules vs. Discretion

Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Theoretical Underpinnings of Market Monetarism
David Beckworth, Director, Monetary Policy Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University


The Role of Monetary Policy in the Great Recession

David Beckworth, Director, Monetary Policy Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Monetary Policy in a Post-Crisis World
Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University