William J. Luther

Adjunct Scholar

William J. Luther is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, an assistant professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, and director of the American Institute for Economic Research’s Sound Money Project. 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 Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. His popular 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, VICE News, Washington Examiner, The Christian Science Monitor, and New Scientist.

Luther earned his MA and PhD in Economics at George Mason University and his BA in Economics at Capital University.

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