Lawrence H. White is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at George Mason University. Professor White received his Ph.D. from UCLA and his A.B from Harvard University. He has been the Friedrich A. Hayek Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and has taught at the University of Georgia. New York University, and Queen's University of Belfast. White has further been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Australian National University.
He is the author of The Theory of Monetary Institutions (Blackwell, 1999), Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., IEA, 1995), and Competition and Currency (NYU Press, 1989). He has edited The History of Gold and Silver (3 vols., Pickering and Chatto, 2000), The Crisis in American Banking (NYU Press, 1993), and Free Banking (3 vols., Edward Elgar, 1993).
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, the Business History Review, the Independent Review, and other leading professional journals. White co-edits a book series for Routledge, entitled Foundations of the Market Economy. He also serves as an Associate Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, a contributing editor of Ideas on Liberty, an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute, a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Private Enterprise Education.