Selgin is a professor of economics at the University of Georgia. His research covers a broad range of topics including monetary theory, monetary history, macroeconomic policy, and the history of monetary thought.
Professor Selgin holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He has written or edited seven books including The Theory of Free Banking and Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821. He has over 60 academic articles. His writings appear in The Christian Science Monitor, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other popular outlets.