Jeffrey A. Tucker

Jeffrey A. Tucker is the founder and president of Brownstone Institute, a nonprofit organization focusing on public health, economics, and the philosophical foundations of freedom, with a particular focus on post-pandemic rebuilding. He is also senior economics columnist for The Epoch Times where he writes a daily column.

He is the author of ten books in 5 languages, and speaker around the world on topics related to human liberty, he gave the Franz Čuhel Memorial Lecture at the Prague Conference on Political Economy, has been a two-time featured guest on John Stossel’s show, interviewed on Bitcoin Glenn Beck’s television show, spoken at Google headquarters, appeared frequently on Huffington Post Live, 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 for many years, keynoted the Young Americans for Liberty national convention, has spoken at many dozens of colleges and universities in the U.S. and 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 demand as a headline speaker at professional, political, technology, and financial conferences. Jeffrey has a large & loyal social media following, where he is able to promote his writing and upcoming personal appearances. 

He has served as a columnist at Forbes, founder of the Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy, Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna, Austria, Research Affiliate for the RMIT University Blockchain Innovation Hub in Melbourne, Australia, Honorary Fellow of Mises Brazil, affiliate fellow of the Acton Institute and Mackinac Institute, founder and Chief Liberty Officer of, an adviser to blockchain application companies, past editorial director of the Foundation for Economic Education, AIER, and Laissez Faire Books, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, and author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press.

He organized the event that produced and promoted the Great Barrington Declaration and the first conference in the United States on the topic apart from Bitcoin’s core development team: the Crypto-Currency Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia, in conjunction with BitPay. He speaks regularly at block chain and cryptocurrency conferences appears in documentaries on the topic, including the Netflix feature “Banking on Bitcoin.”.

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 publishing tenure. 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,, was one of the earliest for-profit spaces to accept cryptocurrency in payment for subscriptions. Today he manages Brownstone with the goal of creating a stable sanctuary for ideas in a time of intensifying control and censorship.