William J. Luther

Assistant Professor of Economics, Kenyon College



  •  Cryptocurrencies
    • Bitcoin
    • Demonetization Proposals
  • Monetary Policy
    • Self-governance
  • Monetary Alternatives
  • The Gold Standard
  • History of the Federal Reserve

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illiam J. Luther is an assistant professor of economics at Kenyon College, 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 Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. His popular works have appeared in The Economist, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report.

Recent Speaking

  • University of Kentucky

  • Fraser Institute

  • Creighton University

  • Hillsdale College

  • Cato Institute

Past Presentations

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