A public intellectual whose work impacts finance, government, and academia, Niall Ferguson is one of the world's leading historians of the global economy. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Controversial, expansive and eloquent, Ferguson is regarded as "the most talented British historian of his generation." But the ambitious themes he explores in his work have urgent relevance to the present as well as the past: the costs and benefits of economic globalization; the interface between finance and politics; the lessons to be learned from the British experience of empire; and most recently, the strengths and limitation of American global power. His latest book,Civilization: The West and the Rest, skyrocketed to the top of bestseller lists and garnered accolades worldwide. His previous book, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, was an international bestseller and the basis for a multipart television series that won the International Emmy Award for best documentary.