Lawrence H. White

Lawrence H. White

b. 1954

Nationality: American

Historical Period: The 20th Century and Beyond

Lawrence H. White is a professor of economics at George Mason University and a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center’s F. A. Hayek Program.

White edited and wrote an introduction for Democratick Editorials: Essays in Jacksonian Political Economy by William Leggett (Liberty Fund, 1984). His latest books are The Clash of Economic Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and (as co-editor) Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution (Cato Institute, 2015). Best known for his work on market-based monetary systems, White is also the author of Free Banking in Britain (Cambridge, 1984; 2nd ed., IEA 1995), Competition and Currency (New York University, 1989), and The Theory of Monetary Institutions (Blackwell, 1999). His research has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and other leading economics journals. He hosts bimonthly podcasts for Econ Journal Watch Audio and blogs at