Niall Ferguson

Milbank Family Senior Fellow
Biography: 

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He is the author of fifteen books, most recently The Square and the Tower. His previous book, Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other prizes include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013). In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London) and the Boston Globe, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, an advisory firm. He also serves on the board of Affiliated Managers Group. His new book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in January.

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Edward Lazear and Niall Ferguson: COVID-19: Today’s Historic Jobs Report | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Edward Paul Lazear, Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Podcasts
Friday, May 8, 2020

Hoover Institution Fellows Edward Lazear and Niall Ferguson: COVID-19: Today’s Historic Jobs Report.

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Edward Lazear and Niall Ferguson: COVID-19: Today’s Historic Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazear, Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Friday, May 8, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Edward Lazear and Niall Ferguson: COVID-19: Today’s Historic Jobs Report 
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Niall Ferguson To Newsmax TV: China Screwed Up, Covered Up

interview with Niall Fergusonvia NewsMax
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about how the Chinese government allowed coronavirus to spread from Wuhan around the rest of the globe, and then attempted to cover up the "global disaster."

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Munk Dialogue With Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Munk Debates
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses history's lessons for what the world will look like after COVID19.
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Niall Ferguson – We Need To Live With COVID-19

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Advisor Perspectives
Thursday, May 7, 2020

According to Niall Ferguson, the lesson from history we should embrace is that, despite the noble work of scientists, we won’t find a vaccine for COVID-19. As in the past, this disease is something we have to manage and live with.

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GoodFellows: A “Wartime” President?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The “war” on COVID-19 continues a trend of affixing that word to life’s miseries (poverty, drugs, cancer).

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Niall Ferguson: We’re Still Early Into This Crisis

featuring Niall Fergusonvia RIA Intel
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The economic historian offers a playbook for investors to navigate the pandemic.

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A “Wartime” President?

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The “war” on COVID-19 continues a trend of affixing that word to life’s miseries (poverty, drugs, cancer). Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson and H.R. McMaster debate whether “war” applies to pandemics, if Donald Trump’s “wartime presidency” is more akin to LBJ’s than FDR’s, plus Joe Biden’s odd fixation with the late Hoover economist Milton Friedman.

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Niall Ferguson On The Dan Proft Show Podcast

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Dan Proft Show Podcast
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

(57:35) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses Cold War II.

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Niall Ferguson: ‘Now We Are In Cold War II’

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Ekathimerini
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson challenges many of the prevailing views regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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