William J. Luther

Assistant Professor of Economics, Kenyon College

William J. Luther is an assistant professor of economics at Kenyon College, an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, and a fellow with the Atlas Network’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, and Contemporary Economic Policy. 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, 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.