William J. Luther

Fellow - Economic Studies, Monetary Policy

Dr. William J. Luther is an assistant professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University. He is the 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.

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, Politico, VICE News, Washington Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor, and New Scientist. The Social Science Research Network currently ranks him in the top five percent of business authors. He has published articles in leading scholarly journals, including Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Luther earned his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and his BA in economics at Capital University.