Lawrence H. White is an expert in banking and monetary policy. He is professor of economics at George Mason University and the F. A. Hayek Professor of Economic History in the department of economics at University of Missouri – St. Louis. His teaching and research areas include economic history, monetary theory, money and banking, and history of economic thought. White holds a PhD and a MA in economics from University of California at Los Angeles; he also received his AB in the same area from Harvard University. He is visiting professor and holds an honorary doctorate degree in social sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.