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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Europe’s ‘Hamilton Moment’ Is A Flop. That’s Fine.

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Federalizing debt was what united the states, but don't expect the same effect from a European Recovery Fund.

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Bitcoin Will Have Another Major Bull Run, Says Historian Niall Ferguson

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Crypto Globe
Sunday, July 19, 2020

In a recent interview, renowned financial historian Dr. Niall Ferguson said that he could "guarantee" that "we will have another Bitcoin bubble" and that Bitcoin will increasingly behave like "digital gold."

Interviews

Niall Ferguson And Yascha Mounk

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Yascha Mounk
Friday, July 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the rise of populism.

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Wave Of Bitcoin (BTC) Bull Runs Will Crush Crypto Critics, Says One Of The World’s Most Renowned Historians Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Daily Hodl
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the future of bitcoin.

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Cruel Summer: The Fight To Preserve Freedom Of Speech

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This week the Good Fellows are joined by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson. The gentleman farmer from Selma, CA (and the author of The Case For Trump) is not known for pulling his punches, and this discussion is no different.

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Cruel Summer: The Fight To Preserve Freedom Of Speech

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMastervia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This week the Good Fellows are joined by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson. The gentleman farmer from Selma, CA (and the author of The Case For Trump) is not known for pulling his punches, and this discussion is no different.

Interviews

Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Casey And Niall Ferguson On How Bitcoin Fits In The History Of Money

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Unchained Podcast
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the history of money and the macro environment for Bitcoin.

In the News

Renowned Historian Reveals How Woke Politics Are Destroying Academia In America

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Blaze
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution senior fellow, historian, and author Niall Ferguson joined Dave Rubin on "The Rubin Report" to talk about the decline of higher education, especially at some of the best universities in America.

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Nationalism V. Globalism: Past, Present And Future With Niall Ferguson

by Niall Fergusonvia PolicyEd
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Niall Ferguson discusses the history of globalism, nationalism in America, and how populism is shaping the American political landscape.

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Niall Ferguson On P&L With Paul Sweeney And Lisa Abramowicz

interview with Niall Fergusonvia P&L With Paul Sweeney and Lisa Abramowicz
Monday, July 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his Bloomberg article "America and China Are Entering the Dark Forest."

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