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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How Money Drives US Congressional Elections

Paper Working Paper Series | | Aug 2016

Social scientists have stubbornly held that money and election outcomes are at most weakly linked. New research provides clear evidence to the contrary.

Coronavirus Means Zero Hour for the European Union

Article | Mar 16, 2020

If the European Central Bank does not jump to the aid of peripheral countries weakened by the pandemic, the Eurozone could collapse.

The New Hampshire Democratic Primary in One Graph

Article | Feb 12, 2020

Lower Income Towns in New Hampshire Voted Heavily for Sanders; Richer Towns Did the Opposite.

The 2020 Election in Three Graphs

Article | Jan 10, 2020

The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object?

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Stark New Evidence on How Money Shapes America’s Elections

Article | Aug 8, 2016

Oversights of two generations of social scientists have weakened democracy.

INET/YSI Pre-conference @ STOREP 2019

YSI Event Workshop YSI | Jun 25–27, 2019

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.

YSI North America Convening

YSI Event Regional Convening YSI | Feb 22–24, 2019

On February 22-24, 2019, the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host its North America Convening in Los Angeles.

Jacobin Q&A with Tom Ferguson

News Nov 6, 2018

Jacobin Magazine’s Q&A with Tom Ferguson about his new INET paper.