Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. 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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Social scientists have stubbornly held that money and election outcomes are at most weakly linked. New research provides clear evidence to the contrary.
Rule Number 1 for Government Bailouts of Companies: Make Sure Voters and Taxpayers Share in the Upside
If the public is to be called upon for the second time in twelve years to bail out businesses, it should get something back for its money. Bailed out firms should be compelled to issue convertible bonds to the government.
If the European Central Bank does not jump to the aid of peripheral countries weakened by the pandemic, the Eurozone could collapse.
Lower Income Towns in New Hampshire Voted Heavily for Sanders; Richer Towns Did the Opposite.
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Oversights of two generations of social scientists have weakened democracy.
The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) announce a day and a half of lectures, workshops, and debates held on the 26th and 27th of June, just before the annual STOREP conference, in Siena, Italy.
On February 22-24, 2019, the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host its North America Convening in Los Angeles.
Jacobin Magazine’s Q&A with Tom Ferguson about his new INET paper.