Thomas Ferguson is the Research Director at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at Better Markets. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught formerly at MIT and the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986). His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Economic History. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Political Economy and a longtime Contributing Editor at The Nation.
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How Money Drives US Congressional Elections
Social scientists have stubbornly held that money and election outcomes are at most weakly linked. New research provides clear evidence to the contrary.
No Bargain: Big Money and the Debt Ceiling Deal
What is the real reason Democratic party leaders go along with the debt ceiling ritual?
Postscript to INET’s Symposium on the Banking Crisis
Austerity for ordinary citizens and bank rescues for the affluent is a toxic mix
SVB RIP: A Look Backward
INET Research on Financial Sector Weakness and Too Big to Fail
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Stark New Evidence on How Money Shapes America’s Elections
Oversights of two generations of social scientists have weakened democracy.
YSI Conference on Debt Sustainability
Discussions on the key conceptual and policy themes for sovereign debt sustainability with a view to proposing possible policy reforms.
Global Inflation Today: What Is to Be Done?
PERI Conference, featuring INET Research Director Thomas Ferguson and INET Grantees
Emerging out of the COVID lockdown, inflation in the U.S. and globally has risen to the highest levels in 40 years. On December 2-3, PERI will host a conference to explore the causes of this global inflation spike. Conference participants will also provide critical perspectives on the austerity macroeconomic policies being implemented globally to control inflation and will propose alternative policies capable of managing inflation without imposing austerity and rising mass unemployment.
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