Lawrence H. White is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute. His most recent book is The Clash of Economic Ideas: The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Last Hundred Years (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which traces the roots of intellectual disputes about the desirable role of government in the economy. Best known for his work on free banking, Prof. White is also author of The Theory of Monetary Institutions (1999); Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., 1995), and Competition and Currency (1989), and the editor of several volumes. His work has appeared in many leading professional journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He is a regular participant in the Cato Institute’s Annual Monetary Policy Conference. His popular writings have appeared in The Wall St. Journal and on Forbes.com. He hosts bi-monthly podcasts for Econ Journal Watch Audio and blogs at freebanking.org.
Response Essays: The Fed’s Track Record
The Conversation: The Fed’s Role in Eroding Real Federal Debt
Lead Essay: What Really Happened?
The Conversation: A Match Can Cause a Forest Fire: A Response to Brad DeLong
The Conversation: Low Real Interest Rates
The Conversation: How Do We Explain Housing-Boom Optimism?
The Conversation: I Am Not Now, nor Have I Ever Been, a Monkey Psychologist
The Conversation: The GSE Supply Curve for Nonprime Products Kept Shifting to the Right