Murray N. Rothbard (19261995) was the S. J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and Research Fellow and founding Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute. He was a contributing author with his study, "The Gold Exchange Standard in the Inter-War Years," in the Independent Institute book, Money and the Nation State: The Financial Revolution, Government and the World Monetary System, edited by Kevin Dowd and Richard H. Timberlake, Jr.
Having received his Ph.D. in economics at Columbia University, he served as Instructor at City College of New York, Senior Analyst for the William Volker Fund, Associate of the University Seminar in the History of Legal and Political Thought at Columbia University, Consultant to the U.S. Commission on Gold, and Professor of Economics at the Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Founding editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies and the Review of Austrian Economics, Dr. Rothbard contributed to more than thirty volumes and wrote hundreds of articles and reviews for both scholarly and popular journals. He was the author or editor of many books, including America's Great Depression; Capital, Interest and Rent; The Case Against the Fed; The Case for a 100% Gold Dollar; Conceived in Liberty (4 vols.); Economic Thought Before Adam Smith (2 vols.); Education: Free and Compulsory; Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature and Other Essays; The Ethics of Liberty; For a New Liberty; A History of Money and Banking in the United States; The Irrepressible Rothbard; The Logic of Action (2 vols.); Making Economic Sense; Man, Economy and State (2 vols.); The Mystery of Banking; A New History of Leviathan (with R. Radosh); The Panic of 1819; Power and Market; and What Has Government Done to Our Money?