William Luther, PhD
Department of Economics, Kenyon College
Luther is primarily interested in questions of currency acceptance and the role governments play in determining commonly accepted media of exchange. Along these lines, he has written extensively on the monetary regime of Somalia following state collapse in 1991 and the cryptocurrency bitcoin. His work has received attention from many popular media outlets, including National Public Radio, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, New Scientist, and VentureBeat.