Sound Money Issue

The Harwood Economic Review
Spring 2018

Table of Contents

Why Is Bitcoin So Valuable?
William J. Luther

Bubbles, Technology, and Bitcoin
James L. Caton

Intrinsically Worthless to Whom?
Brian C. Albrecht

Bitcoin Went From Periods of High Volatility in 2016 to Consistenly High Volatility in 2017
Casey Pender and Max Gulker
 

William J. Luther, PhD

William J. Luther is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Kenyon College and an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. His research focuses primarily on questions of currency acceptance. He has published articles in leading scholarly journals, including Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 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. He has been cited by major media outlets, including NPR, VICE News, Al Jazeera, The Christian Science Monitor, and New Scientist.

Luther earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason University and his B.A. in Economics at Capital University. He was an AIER Summer Fellowship Program participant in 2010 and 2011.

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