Lawrence H. White

George Mason University - Department of Economics

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://ppe.mercatus.org/scholars/lawrence-h-white

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Can Bitcoin Become a Major Currency?

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-17
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 22 May 2018
William J. Luther and Lawrence H. White
Florida Atlantic University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Bitcoin, Medium of Exchange, Store of Value, Unit of Account

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The Market for Cryptocurrencies

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-45
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,424 (17,209)
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cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, altcoins, denationalization of money, private currency, payment methods, remittances, exchange rates

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Hayek and Contemporary Macroeconomics

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-05
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Jan 2015
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,195 (22,357)
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F. A. Hayek, business cycle, boom, bust, macroeconomics, Robert Lucas, DSGE models, monetary policy

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Free Banking in History and Theory

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-07
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 May 2014
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Free Banking, Central Banks, commodity standard

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Human Capital and its Critics: Gary Becker, Institutionalism, and Anti-Neoliberalism

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-02
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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human capital, Gary Becker, labor economics

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Dollarization and Free Choice in Currency

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-44
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Dec 2014
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Dollarization, Ecuador, consumer sovereignty, seigniorage, optimum currency area

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Positively Valued Fiat Money after the Sovereign Disappears: The Case of Somalia

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-14
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2016
William J. Luther and Lawrence H. White
Florida Atlantic University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Belief, Focal Point, Inertia, Learning, Monetary Regime, Monetary Standard, Money, Search, Self-fulfilling Prophecy, Somalia, Somali Shilling

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Has the Fed Been a Failure?

Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 25 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2013
George Selgin, William D. Lastrapes and Lawrence H. White
University of Georgia, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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The Merits and Feasibility of Returning to a Commodity Standard

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-05
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Commodity money, Gold Standard, Inflation Hedge

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Hayek, Cassel, and the Origins of the Great Depression

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-41
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Oct 2016
Thomas L. Hogan and Lawrence H. White
American Institute for Economic Research and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Hayek; Cassel; Great Depression; Federal Reserve; Gold standard

Hayek, Cassel, and the Origins of the Great Depression

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Jan 2021
Thomas L. Hogan and Lawrence H. White
American Institute for Economic Research and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Great Depression, Gustav Cassel, F. A. Hayek, Gold standard Federal Reserve

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What Economics Can and Cannot Say About Egalitarian Redistribution

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-48
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Nov 2015
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Pareto efficiency, redistribution, utilitarianism, utility theory, social welfare, public goods

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The Troubling Suppression of Competition from Alternative Monies: The Cases of the Liberty Dollar and E-Gold

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-06
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 May 2014
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Liberty Dollar, Bitcoin, E-Gold, Alternative Monies

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Making the Transition to a New Gold Standard

Cato Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Apr 2013
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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gold standard, international monetary system, U.S. monetary reform, U.S. money supply, U.S. dollar, Federal Reserve Bank, exchange rates, fiat currency

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Toward a New Austrian Macroeconomics

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2017
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2017
Vipin P. Veetil and Lawrence H. White
Indian Institute of Technology Madras and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Macroeconomics, Agent-based Model, Schumpeter, Mises, Hayek, Business Cycles, Network

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Extended Shareholder Liability as a Means to Constrain Moral Hazard in Insured Banks

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2017, Volume 63: 153-160, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-45
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2017
Alexander William Salter, Vipin P. Veetil and Lawrence H. White
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business, Indian Institute of Technology Madras and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Bagehot Hypothesis, deposit insurance, double liability, moral hazard, triple liability, unlimited liability

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Has the Fed Been a Failure?

Cato Institute Working Paper
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
George Selgin, William D. Lastrapes and Lawrence H. White
The Cato Institute, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 177 (216,037)
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U.S. financial policy, American economic policy, Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Reserve System, 2008 financial crisis, 2008 economic crisis, United States monetary policy, federal reserve, inflation, expansionary monetary policy

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Recent Arguments Against the Gold Standard

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 728
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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criticisms of the gold standard, bretton woods, fiat money, paper currency

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Needed: A Federal Reserve Exit from Preferential Credit Allocation

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-55
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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The Rule of Law or the Rule of Central Bankers?

Cato Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Apr 2013
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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2008 financial crisis, rule of law, central banking in the united states, federal reserve bank policy, monetary policy reforms, too big to fail

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A Gold Standard with Free Banking Would Have Restrained the Boom and Bust

Cato Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Apr 2013
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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financial crisis of 2008, U.S. central banking, federal reserve bank, American financial policy, free banking

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The Dynamics of Competitive Coinage: Evidence from Private Mints in the American Gold Rushes

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-41
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2020
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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gold, coins, private mints, gold rush, information asymmetry

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An Introduction to the Letters of Malachi Malagrowther on the Currency

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-47
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Dec 2020
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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banking, banknotes, currency, specie, Scotland

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Hayek's Monetary Theory and Policy: A Critical Reconstruction

Posted: 04 Sep 1998
Lawrence H. White
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Is Nonprice Competition in Currency Inefficient?

Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Vol. 30, No. 2 (May 1998)
Posted: 19 Jan 1998
Lawrence H. White and Donald J. Boudreaux
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Can Monetary Stabilization Policy Be Improved by CPI Futures Targeting?

JOURNAL OF MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING, Vol. 29, No. 4, Part 1 (November 1997)
Posted: 01 Sep 1997
Roger W. Garrison and Lawrence H. White
Auburn University - Harbert College of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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