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.
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Notes from the Institute’s Director of Research on some significant papers and contributions produced in 2016 under the INET rubric
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Oversights of two generations of social scientists have weakened democracy.
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YSI @ 2016 Trento Festival of Economics "Where growth happens" This year’s Trento Festival of Economics has the theme “Where growth happens”.
The Young Scholars Initiative and its working groups will be hosting meetings and discussions in and around the 2016 Trento Festival of Economics.
The new YSI Political Economy of Europe Working Group will take part in the 2016 CEPS IdeasLab and a subsequent workshop organized by the working group in Brussels.