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Is Bitcoin a Bubble? - Dr. Will Luther

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Join the Center for Public Choice & Market Process, Institute for Humane Studies, and the Templeton Foundation for a free public lecture from Dr. Will Luther on cryptocurrencies and the future of currency.

The price of bitcoin soared from a mere $987 a year ago to an astounding $19,343 in December. It then fell to $7,007 in February. What is bitcoin? Why has the price of bitcoin fluctuated so much over the last year? Why does it remain so valuable today? William Luther will consider the fundamental value of bitcoin—and the various factors affecting it—in his upcoming talk.

More about the speaker:
William 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. As of March 2018, he was ranked 25th 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 Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. 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, Washington Examiner, 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.