Center to Present Lecture on Bitcoin Feb. 21

by Public Relations | Jan 25, 2018

Jan. 25, 2018

Dr. William LutherSaint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. William Luther at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is entitled “Will Bitcoin Survive?” Admission is free and open to the public.

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 Sound Money Project.

As of August 2017, he was ranked 45th on the Social Science Research Network’s Top 8,000 Economics Authors.

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 master of arts degree and Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason University and his bachelor of arts degree in economics at Capital University.

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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences, and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff, and it produces numerous publications.

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Photo: Dr.William Luther


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