Jeffrey A. Tucker is Vice President of the American Institute for Economic Research. He is a Managing Partner of Vellum Capital, founder of the Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy, Founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Fellow Austrian Economic Center (Vienna, Austria), Honorary Fellow Mises Brazil, Research Fellow Acton Institute and Acton.org and affiliations with Molinari Institute, Heartland Institute, Bitcoin.com, and Factom. Builder and manager of a dozen digital properties, author of 8 books, including Bourbon for Breakfast, It’s a Jetson’s World, and Bit by Bit, and author of thousands of introductions and book chapters and 5,000-plus of articles in many different venues. He writes and speaks widely on topics of economics, politics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.
He organized the first conference in the United States on the topic apart from Bitcoin’s core development team: the Crypto-Currency Conference in October 2013, held in Atlanta, Georgia, in conjunction with BitPay. He speaks regularly at blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences around the world (Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Israel). His book Bit by Bit (2014) predicted a bright future for currency and cryptoassets. He frequently appears in documentaries on the topic, including the Netflix feature “Banking on Bitcoin,” and speaks around the world on the topic, including forums in Brazil, Israel, and Australia.
Tucker gave the Franz Čuhel Memorial Lecture at the Prague Conference on Political Economy in 2017, has been a two-time featured guest on John Stossel’s show, interviewed on Bitcoin Glenn Beck’s television show (the first segment to appear), spoken at Google headquarters, appeared frequently on Huffington Post Live and Russia Today, been the two-time Master of Ceremonies at Libertopia, been featured at FreedomFest and the International Students for Liberty Conference, the featured speaker at Liberty Forum three years, keynoted the Young Americans for Liberty national convention, has spoken at many dozens of colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world including Harvard University, Yale University, and Boston University, has been quoted in the New York Times and Washington Post, appears regularly in Newsweek and many other popular venues, and is in constant demand as a headline speaker at libertarian, technology, and monetary conferences around the world.
Tucker had a close professional relationship with the Austrian economist Murray Rothbard for the ten years before his death, and published hundreds of books on economics, money, and banking during his long tenure at the Mises Institute. He then rebooted the bookseller Laissez Faire, during which time he wrote columns on finance, economic trends, and politics for Agora Financial. His next company, Liberty.me, was one of the earliest for-profit spaces to accept cryptocurrency in payment for subscriptions. He then moved to FEE, to make this nonprofit founded in 1946 a leading voice on the economics of freedom. Today he is Vice President for the American institute for Economic Research.