Lawrence H White

Lawrence H White

Lawrence H White


Theory and history of banking and money

Lawrence H. White specializes in the theory and history of banking and money. He received his A.B. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He previously taught at New York University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Professor White is the author of The Theory of Monetary Institutions (1999), Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., 1995), and Competition and Currency (1989). He is the editor of The History of Gold and Silver (3 vols., 2000), Free Banking (3 vols., 1993), and other volumes. His articles on monetary theory and banking history have appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and other leading professional journals. In 2008 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He has been a visiting research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, a visiting lecturer at the Swiss National Bank, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Professor White is a co-editor of Econ Journal Watch and a member of the board of associate editors of the Review of Austrian Economics. He is a contributing editor to the Foundation for Economic Education's magazine The Freeman and an adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute.

Dissertations Supervised

Charles E. Moulton, Essays on the Future of Money (2018)

Scott Burns, Three Essays on Finance and Entrepreneurship in the Developing World (2017)

Cameron J. Harwick, Credit and Cranium: Three Essays on the Meaning of Money (2017)

Patrick T. Newman, Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century United States Business Cycles and Monetary Policy (2016)

Alexander William Salter, Essays on the Political Economy of Monetary Institutions and Policy (2013)

Simon Bilo, Back to Cantillon: On the Relevance of the Monetary Economics of Richard Cantillon (2013)

Nicholas Curott, Three Essays on the History of Monetary Theory and Banking Practice: Adam Smith and the American Founders (2012)

William Luther, Money Without a State (2012)

Thomas L. Hogan, Essays on Money, Banking, and Finance (2011)